Getting Into the “Swing” of Things

I  wracked my brain to try and come up with another Hobbit theme for this blog post. Alas- I could think of nothing…BUT! I did stumble upon a wonderful quote that I find to be speak to the researcher in all of us:

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something.” -J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

I don’t believe truer words were ever written.

My internship has provided me with many small to medium sized projects instead of one giant project. The first project I was given was to create and implement summer camp programming and plan the curricula for future summer camps. My second project was working as an assistant to MCCD’s marketing director Katherine Unruh.

Fun Fact: Katherine held my internship position two years before me and is an HA alum! (Class of 2012-2013)

I created press releases and flyers for the remaining historical site events for the 2015 season. My experience on the Marketing team for our Lab School exhibit certainly helped me with each project. Here are a few examples of my designs:

Rag Doll Workshop Flyer Photo

I can’t wait for this event! 🙂

Candlelight Tour Flyer Photo

Now for the “triple play”.

The third project I have recently been given is a job that seemingly came out of “left field,” so-to-speak. It is to complete an  inventory of the boxes donated to MCCD by members of the Rock Springs Ground Squirrels Vintage Base Ball team. If the name rings a bell, that’s because it is one of the teams our very own Dr. Reid plays for.

The boxes were sitting in the CORE (what we at MCCD call the middle room of the building’s basement) for several years before there was time enough to sort through them. It will be an item-by-item inventory once it is all said and done. I will work on it as time allows and hopefully complete it by the end of my internship with MCCD. I also hope to develop an exhibit proposal based upon items within this collection.  I am sure it would be a “big hit” with visitors.

Until next time…


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