Friday, June 06, 2008

New Faces

We've got a lot of new faces around here at the museum as you can see. Some of these faces you might see as you wander through the museum. Others rarely see the light of day.

Some of these new faces are our interns that are spending the summer trying to figure out what museum work is all about. Here's a bit about them:

Howdy bloggers! My name is Kailyn and I am the Programs Intern for summer 2008. I am a five foot, red head who looks more like I am sixteen years old than in my twenties. I have lived in Waco for most of my life. I graduated from Waco High School in 2005. I am now a senior studying history from Harding University in Arkansas. One interesting fact about me is that I like to collect old newspapers. One of my oldest newspapers is the news of Roosevelt’s death in 1945. If you really want to find anything else about me, then you should come down and visit the museum today!

Hi, my name is Amber and I am the Exhibits Intern at the Dr Pepper Museum. I graduated in May 2007 from Baylor University with a BA in History and Archaeology, and I am currently a graduate student at Baylor working towards a Master’s in Museum Studies. I have always been interested in history, so being able to work in a museum is great ( and fun!). This summer I will be helping plan and implement an upcoming exhibit about diet soft drinks, and assisting the Director of Interpretation at the museum with other projects. I am excited to be a part of the Dr Pepper team and look forward to good summer!

Robin grew up in Georgia and is now attending Baylor where she will soon graduate with a BA in museum studies and anthropology. We found her one cold day in January outside the museum and decided to let her hang around for a while. Now she's a real intern and spends her time rummaging around in the basement inventorying the museum's large bottle collection and making friends with most of the spiders that live there. In the fall she will be attending Texas Tech to study to become a blind rehabilitation specialist.

Each one has a great project to work on this summer and you'll hear from them later on about what they've been doing. Until then look for their shining happy faces around the museum.

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