AHM Internship – Week 1

My first week interning at Anthracite Heritage Museum was spent learning about some the operational duties that occur during the course of running of a museum. Maintaining archives and constantly updating them is an important task and one that I am happy to experience throughout this semester. However, this is something I will not finish as it takes time and I will only be able to work on it when I’m not working on the new exhibit AHM is currently working on. It could take years to fully update archives in an museum due to the vastness of their collections. I learned that I will also participate in other projects such as “Railfest 2018” which is a celebration of railroads and anthracite history in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I helped conduct a vendor table, explaining some of the work AHM does and some of the upcoming events such as the opening of the new exhibit. I was happy to participate, as I was able to meet other organizations in the area and learn about some their programs, like the Lackawanna Historical Society, and Lackawanna Community Library in Taylor. I cannot wait to learn what exciting opportunities AHM offers me during my time there.

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