A Semester at the International Women’s Air and Space Museum

The International Women’s Air and Space Museum (IWASM), located inside Burke Lakefront Airport, is a hidden gem that adds to the richness of the city of Cleveland. I completed my internship there this past spring semester. This museum accomplishes an overwhelming feat by having information and exhibits on over 6000 women from the aviation and…

A Semester at the WRHS Archives

I began my internship at Western Reserve Historical Society’s research library in August 2017. I was a bit familiar with the building from previous research done there. In the beginning, I spent a bit of time in the first few weeks going through their required paperwork and doing various things to get set up for…

Cleveland Grays Armory Museum

Who wouldn’t love working in a castle? I certainly did! This past semester I spent two days a week at Grays Armory, the most castle-like building I’ve ever seen. I enjoyed my internship at the Cleveland Grays Armory Museum immensely. For my internship project, I researched the architectural history of the Armory building. And what…

Shaker Historical Society: A Reflection

August 22, 2017, was my first day as a development intern at Shaker Historical Society (SHS). With my GPS navigator barking demands to “turn, turn, TURN!” I still missed the driveway to the museum. After finding the next turnaround, I finally made it to SHS and drove my car up its driveway.  I opened the…

Living History at Hale Farm and Village

The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS)  has acquired multiple historic homes and sites over the past 150 years. One of these sites is well known and situated in Bath, Ohio. This past summer I spent three months as a museum education intern at Hale Farm and Village. Hale Farm and Village is a living history…

Cleveland History Center: Cleveland Starts Here

  The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) in Cleveland, Ohio, has collected artifacts for the past 150 years. Its collection consists of a vast array of items ranging from automobiles to Cleveland Indians memorabilia to items once owned by presidents. The Cleveland History Center (CHC), the museum that displays these artifacts, will open its core…

A Blog for Internship Reflections

The Cleveland State University Department of History has offered internships for credit for many years. Since I became the internship coordinator in 2003, more than five dozen students have completed internships. Initially the majority were undergraduate History majors, but the inception of the Museum Studies specialization in our Master of Arts in History in 2007…