Over the summer, my main project has been to research and interpret the Freedmen’s Colony of Roanoke Island. This settlement, which lasted officially from 1863 to 1867, has been the park’s main focus in recent years. My specific task this summer is to research more...

In life, some lessons are constant and recurring. One of these lessons is that most things in life are easier said than done, and as an old Hispanic proverb says: del dicho al hecho, hay mucho trecho. Never having worked or volunteered at a National Park,...

After many months of preparation, uncertainty, and filling out various forms and documents, I have finally arrived at the park I will be working at during the summer: Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Fort Raleigh has three main stories that took place mostly on park...