Friday, September 27, 2019

Meet the Intern: Amy Hester


Amy Hester joined the Cultural Resources Division as an intern in September 2019. She is a third-year Drew University graduate student pursuing a PhD in History & Culture. Amy’s academic background includes a BA in History from the University of Montevallo (AL) and MA in International Slavery Studies from the University of Liverpool (United Kingdom). Amy’s research interests include historical memory and the ways in which history is incorporated into our cultural discourses. She comes to Morristown in order to observe museological practice in action and to gain hands-on experience in the field of public history in a national park with historical significance and contemporary values. Her project at MNHP, still in development, will involve critically evaluating historiographical practice at the park and working with park staff to present materials related to the park’s Phillis Wheatley book.


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