Hello everyone! I am Chris, the Whaley Historic House Museums new intern for the duration of spring and summer of 2014. I am a junior in standing at the University of Michigan – Flint and I am a History Major. I am very excited for this opportunity and will be posting here on a weekly basis updating the progress I will be doing with my projects, as well as upcoming events for the Museum or just an interesting story for the week.
Since I will be blogging the next several months however let me tell you about myself some. I am an a huge baseball fan, always have been, always will be (you get hated for being a Yankees fan around here), and I was born in Queens, New York. I moved here to Michigan at the age of 4 and have never lived anywhere else. I have a chihuahua named Rio and a cat named Trouble and they’re both absolutely ridiculous to deal with but I love them all the same. I’ve always had a passion for history, in particular around the revolutionary period and I would to travel the northeast in depth and see all of the history that depicts this period. One day I would like to become a curator at a museum or something in the field of historic preservation and I believe this internship will help me reach this goal.
One of my initial projects will start in the weeks to come which will be one of the more interesting things I will be doing this internship. I will be cataloging a majority (if not all) of the books already not cataloged at the museum. There are a ton of books that need to be looked through and sorted. Some books or articles I may find will be an adventure to say the least, however this is something I am completely up to the task of doing and very excited to do. So keep up on my posts and we will see where this adventure takes me!
(This is Rio by the way)