Past Internship Projects

Below are the final project descriptions of past Summer Interns at LancasterHistory:

Class of 2019

Historic Site Management intern Samantha Borry created a Living History at Wheatland program centered around primary research on Buchanan’s 1856 campaign year, and campaign activities at Wheatland. Samantha’s Living History Program will premiere to the public on June 6, 2020, with tours on the hour from 1pm to 3pm.

Museum Education intern Caitlin Rossiter created curriculum for teachers centered around themes that they teach in their social studies classes. Using primary materials from LancasterHistory collections, Caitlin designed curriculum and resources for students and teachers based on Lancaster’s connection to these themes. Caitlin’s curriculum will be available on the Learn section of our website soon.

Library interns Evan Michales and James Shiffer created an interactive map of industry in 19th-century Lancaster City. This map was based on a book in our collection, Dr. Thomas Winpenny’s “Industrial Progress and Human Welfare: The Rise of the Factory System in 19th Century Lancaster.” The map is available to view here, but it will be on our website soon also.

Curatorial intern Sarah Kurland-Hill did research into fraktur and Lancaster maker Joseph McGlaughlin. Sarah researched fraktur’s historic origins, and then studied several examples from our collection. She also did bibliographic research on Joseph McGlaughlin, and learned calligraphy so she could create modern replicas using historic techniques. She will be presenting her research in a Lunchtime Lecture at LancasterHistory on Friday, February 7 at 12pm.

Archives intern Annie Grab also studied Joseph McGlaughlin and his Fraktur, and cataloged archival materials relating to this topic that are part of the Joseph McGlaughlin Family Papers in the LancasterHistory Archives. Annie also had the opportunity to work on several other projects in the Archives, including transcribing a piece of the Joseph Bowman diary, filling Archives requests, and cataloging assorted historical documents from the Heritage Center Collection.

Curatorial intern Lauren Huber worked with LancasterHistory and institutional partners, the Lancaster Community Action Partnership and YWCA, to do research for a women’s history walking tour of Lancaster City. Lauren identified many interesting Lancaster women, and plotted points on a map that can be connected to these women to create a walking tour. This walking tour is scheduled to be available in 2020.