Lab and Storage Exploration

The logistics for my family program are being finalized, and it is scheduled to begin next week!  I am very excited to see how it turns out, but in the meantime I have been able to focus on other aspects of the internship.

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Lions, Horses, and Dogs, Oh My!

I am pleased to announce that I have finished the development of my family program for Bassett Hall: “Lions, Horses, and Dogs, Oh My!”  This program focuses on the pieces of folk art from Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s collection within Bassett Hall that feature animals and is designed to engage children in the tour of the house and gain a deeper appreciation of the artwork.

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Developing a Plan

This week I have begun to transition to the development phase of my family program for Bassett Hall.  In doing so, I have been researching by attending various educational programs throughout the Colonial Williamsburg sites.

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Exploring the CCM Division

This week I continued to work on developing the training manual for Bassett Hall.  It is not an easy task, but it has helped me quickly pick up on the rich history of Bassett Hall, the Rockefeller family, and the Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg.

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Colonial Williamsburg Internship Abstract

My name is Emily Knoche, and I am a rising junior at the College with a double major in Global Studies and French.  I am very excited to be a part of the Woody Museum Studies Internship Program this summer as I am considering a career in this field.  My internship is through the Collections, Conservation, and Museums division of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  I have a strong background in historic interpretation and guiding tours, but this will be my first experience with some of the more behind-the-scenes aspects of museum operations, so I am very much looking forward to all the learning opportunities this internship will allow me.

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