Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Meet the Interns

This spring we are grateful to have three scholars from Fairleigh Dickinson University join us! We have wasted no time getting them acclimated to museum life. In addition to their individual projects, Pamela, Nicholas, and Amanda are helping with social media and blogging, our Skype program, and they even worked as docents for our Discover History Center grand opening!

FDU senior, Pamela Russo is a history major and Latin American and British Studies minor. Pamela's interests lie in the intersection of natural and cultural history. This semester she will focus on John James Audubon's Birds of America and how the prints were made, his inspiration, and the history of scientific illustration. Pamela is a budding behind-the-scenes maven and hopes to use her time at Morristown to flex her Skype and distance learning muscles. #futureyoutubestar

Nicholas Quintero is a sophomore dual history (B.A.) and education (M.A.T.) major with primary interest in U.S. history. Nick is interested in the diverse Morristown NHP holdings and is exploring the many ways museums serve as interactive classrooms. For his research project, he will examine the connection between the Iroquois system of governance (pre-contact) and the formation of the U.S. Constitution. He is particularly interested in the degree to which Native Americans influenced the colonial leaders in fashioning an independent American system of governance. Stay tuned, this guy is going to make some stellar lesson plans!

Junior, Amanda Schroeder studies political science and British history. She selected Morristown for her practicum because she knew she'd get lots of exposure to the inner-workings of a museum and library, and her enthusiasm for "doing history" makes her a natural in the classroom. Amanda (and Pamela) have already had an opportunity to share their teaching savvy with kids! This semester she is examining the influence of 18th-Century women on the politics of their husbands/father/brothers/sons. #whorulestheworld?