Friday, August 28, 2009


I moved back into Flagler yesterday. I am so glad to be back! I moved into a different dorm entirely so it's been interesting getting used to the way things are over in this dorm. I have a fabulous roommate who is just awesome! We get along great and in a sense were practically roommates last year I spent so much time in her room last year. I am an orientation leader so I was able to move in 4 days early which was so nice since there was no where near the traffic and chaos there will be on Saturday when all the Freshman move in. Hopefully everything will go smoothly. It's a bit strange to be on a practically empty campus but I kinda like having it to myself, it's fun. Classes start in 6 days and I'm excited but not at the same time, after all it is class. Soon I will be finishing up a post about what I did this summer working at the Museum of Science and History. Which was a ton of fun and I have really cool pictures and stuff to share.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Summer 2009

So summer 2009 has ended...a long time ago but I haven't had a chance to post about my summer yet so here it goes. I hate summer it's way to long and I miss everyone at school also I just can't handle not being in class for 4 months it's way to boring. However one thing that has not been boring this summer was working at the MOSH. At the MOSH I interned with the history curator and was able to work not only in the collections room, but I also was able to create my own exhibits! It was so much fun and I learned a lot about museum work. This is now my official plan once I graduate from Flagler to immediately make my way to an institution with a graduate program in museum studies where I will most likely focus my history on American Studies and then learn all aspects of curatorship. So I though I would share some pictures of the work that I did at the MOSH because a blog post without pictures is well...boring.

This is some of the stuff we have in the collections room...I spent a lot of time in here organizing and cataloging stuff

This is one of the exhibits I helped create it's war bonds and ration cards with a couple posters as well.

This is the case on women. The dolls are probably my favorite. They are Madame Alexander WAC and WAVES dolls and they are just adorable.

This case has artifacts from NAS Jax during World War II. It's really cool.

This case is about is about the homefront, we put different stuff in here including a life magazine article about victory gardens, the little red and white flag with the blue star is an original flag that a family used to indicate that one of their family members was in the war. There are also gas masks an adult and a child in case of an attack.

This is an American Red Cross sock kit from the 1940s, I really wanted to make socks out of this yarn, I thought it would be so cute...but alas it's an artifact and such, but still really cool.

This is the 1950s house where I probably spent at least 2 weeks inventorying and rearranging. We put these manaquins down there this summer and I think they are really funny, they kind of freaked me out at first because we put them in about a month after I started so it was kinda weird with them being in there but I like them alot.
Well this is what I did this summer. It was a ton of fun and I can't wait to have more internships!