Projects

Museum and Public History Experience

Stewart Fellowship Intern at the New Castle Historical Society, Summer 2018
I completed a draft of an educational programming project aimed at fourth and fifth grade visitors to NCHS. Students in those grades in the Colonial School District visit the museums operated by NCHS each year. This project will provide them with pre-field trip activities and lessons to introduce to them the historical figures and events of the town while engaging with Common Core standards in social studies, English/language arts, visual and performing arts, STEM, and health and hygiene. This project is now a collaborative effort between NCHS, Colonial School District, and content experts in the state of Delaware.

Archival Intern, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Winter 2017
In the manuscript collection and archives, I processed and encoded political paper collections. These collections ranged in subject from the Newark City Council, Delaware, the Delaware General Assembly, and national political movements from the mid-20th century.

Stewart Fellowship Intern at the Delaware Historical Society,  Summer 2017
I inventoried a portion of DHS collections into a new database. The project was part of a larger goal of the research library staff to fully understand the scope of their paper-based collections. In my time at DHS, I created a list of potential research topics from the materials. This included suggestions for topics on the Arden, Arden-Stephens, Lewis Black, and Daniels collections.

SWAT Collections Care Volunteer, Winter 2017
SWAT is an eight day service learning project organized by the Museum Studies Program at UD. In January 2017, SWAT traveled to Elkton, Maryland, to assist the Historical Society of Cecil County with collections care and management. This project involved handling and creating inventories for the textile collection at the historical society. More can be read about that experience here and here.

Sustaining Places Website Redevelopment, Fall 2016
I had the pleasure of working with a team of graduate students at UD to redesign Sustaining Places, a resource for small museums and historic sites coordinated by Museum Studies at UD and the Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places. Our updates included a new layout, up-to-date information regarding digital presence, administration, and educational outreach, as well as a new feature, Small Museum of the Month. Follow these links to see my writing on the History Hunters Program and an interview with Hillary Mohaupt from the Science History Institute about social media.

Department and Professional Service
National History Day Judge, “Conflict and Compromise in History,”  March 24, 2018
I was part of a three-member group that judged state-level NHD exhibit entries of high school juniors and seniors from Delaware. The two top ranked entries moved to the national level competition in College Park, Maryland.

President, Hagley Working Group, 2017-2018
I organized and oversaw monthly workshops for scholars in the Hagley Program for the 2017-2018 academic year.

History Department Workshop Co-Coordinator, 2017-2018
For the 2017-2018 academic year, I was a member of the committee responsible for inviting scholars to present their latest projects to UD History Department faculty and students.

National History Day Judge, “Taking a Stand in History,”  May 13, 2017
I was part of a three-member group that judged state-level NHD exhibit entries of high school juniors and seniors from Delaware. The two top ranked entries moved to the national level competition in College Park, Maryland.