The history of Bent’s Old Fort includes a host of colorful characters that lead extraordinary lives that were historically meaningful. Unfortunately, in the 19th century Hispanic persons were not recognized as historically significant, and many of their individual stories were lost - but this...

Back in June, my supervisor Gretchen and I met with Mike Wurtz, an associate professor at the University of the Pacific. Mike and his colleague Bill Swaggerty teach classes in California history and oversee John Muir’s family archives in the university’s library. This past week, I...

July has been pretty eventful so far. My team and I went to Annapolis to represent the Chesapeake Bay Office in the parade. We enjoyed the scenery of different organizations and people coming together for a parade. We walked along the road, holding up...

So far, one of the highlights of my internship was the opportunity to visit Manning Camp. Manning camp is an old summer home that was built for the mayor of Tucson in 1905. It was built in an area frequented by Indigenous peoples living in...

Hi! I hope everyone is having an amazing summer thus far. I'd like to preface again by saying I hope everyone is taking care of themselves both physically and mentally, and if anyone needs a support system of sorts, all your fellow interns are here!...

Hello everyone! Happy Latino Conservation Week! In case you don’t know, Latino Conservation Week (LCW) is an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation which highlights and encourages the Latino community’s involvement in conservation. This year, LCW will take place from July 17- July 25. With...

I didn't realize how big a park ranger's network could get until I started meeting new people almost weekly. It's interesting to learn their background and hear how their experiences and interests have led them to where they are now. It's made me aware that...

Throughout the summer, I have participated in several park workshops with the Denver Service Center project teams and each one is a new, exciting, and unique experience. Every park has its own ecosystem (much like the park itself!) of staff and management projects that they...

Singer's family abandoned vehicle As mentioned in my previous blog post I was going to explain the history behind this image. According to one of our long-time volunteers Lloyd Lacy, a historian of our national monument. The story goes that before Florissant Fossil Beds became a...

Preparing manual camera settings and familiarizing myself with the DSLR camera provided by the Olmsted site for filming of the three videos. Throughout my time as a Visual Media Intern this summer at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, I'll be overseeing the creation...

View of Mission San Jose from the Southern Section of the Mission Plaza. This week, I began writing my first draft for a report that I will be producing for the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Writing has given me the opportunity to go...

This week, I am working on writing a Landscape Profile for Hampton National Historic Site. Located in Maryland, this park was once the 25000-acre property of the wealthy Ridgely family and through its walls, fields, and gardens tells a story of glamour, luxury, and the...

Historic images and doodles made by various architects and employees of the Olmsted Firm depicting a variety of office inside jokes and other topics relevant to the time period. The first few weeks working as a Visual Media Intern for the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic...

Hi everyone & greetings from the Flagstaff Area National Monuments! The past couple of weeks of my internship have been quite interesting! I, unfortunately, started off the month of July feeling sick. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to go to the doctor, and the doctor believed...