I have been at Chamizal National Memorial for about a month now. It has been great interacting with visitors from all over the world, as well as reaching out to the community and learning about the culture in El Paso. As of right now, I...

"Snake River Overlook" Today marked my first four hour shift of "informal interpretation" at the Snake River Overlook. The Snake River Overlook is a popular turnout that provides a breathtaking view of the Teton range, glacial lakes, and ongoing Snake River. It brings to the...

What Doesn’t This Place Have? As I continue through the summer in Colorado, I am continuously surprised week by week with the amount of history we find in the monument. While it is hard work and we can end up hiking all day, the...

The bus is my friend. My campus is less than a mile from my house, and I've never been enthusiastic about enduring the hill climb that is hailed as the sole obstacle between home and school. Instead, I took the short 5-minute bus ride to and from school...

I’m convinced there are two kinds of people in the world: those who drive for the purpose of getting from point A to point B, mere transportation if you will; and people like me who drive cars to, well, drive cars. Two types of...

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My second week in the Smokies took me places that I had read about in the weeks prior to my arrival at the park, the first was Clingmans Dome Tower and the second site was the Look Rock Tower. I also learned a bit more...

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people -Martin Luther King, Jr. Someone once told me, all great stories...

You would think that it was only a dream of the witnessing a coyote chasing a roadrunner running through the vast lands and hills of the Southwest, but the Sky Islands of Arizona in Coronado National Memorial can take you back to those cartoons as...

Week 4 has just finished and the weeks are just flying by! I am the Summer Intern Assistant for the YCC Interp program for the Grand Canyon, so I have a lot on my plate. I overlook 11 YCC intern high school students. It's crazy...

This week's research and work has made me realize that the Latino narrative has been consistently erased in a nation that values its past. From the Civil Rights movement, to the desegregation of education, to reproductive rights, there are perspectives that effect the Latino community...

¡Hola! [caption id="attachment_6059" align="alignright" width="260"] The Homestead parade float of a Minion character as a park ranger.[/caption] This past weekend we celebrated Homestead Days both at the parade in town and at Homestead National Monument. First we took our parade float out into...

Today I had a unique experience that is pretty special to Lowell National Historical Park and that I'd like to hold on to. We have many different types of visitors. We have the history scholars, the industry buffs, craft folks, day trippers, students of all...

Though I have done interpretive programs in the past and have received training on interpretation, this week’s 3-day long training has been different and brought new topics to light. During the training we learned some of the essentials necessary for putting on a great...

Over the weekend I had a unique and rewarding experience that also helped put some things in perspective. American author and journalist Hampton Sides came to speak at an event at Pecos National Historical Park (PNHP) that celebrated both the National Park Service (NPS) centennial...

Hi, My name is Alexander Esparolini Hernández. I am a Latino Heritage Internship Program intern with the National Park Service's Historic American Building Landscape Survey Program (HALS) Born and raised at the island of enchantment, Puerto Rico. I'm a rising Senior Architecture Student/College Tennis Player...

I don’t know how it’s already my third week in Philadelphia—part of me feels like I’ve been here way longer, and part of me feels like I’ve just arrived. Either way, work is in full swing and I’m starting to feel settled in the office....

This post will be in two parts. First an update. My internship is going well. Though I still do not have my ID, I still get to help out with different projects and attend a lot of meetings. My main project is still helping out...

Hello all, this is my first blog post as an LHIP Intern. I have just completed my first week of work as a HABS intern. I am working in Washington DC at the HABS office, but currently I am in San Francisco collecting data. This...

This week was filled with training, for seasonal and permanent employees in addition to us lowly interns. Because of that, the office remained mostly empty for the better part of the week. While training is not always glamorous or exciting, this week was useful in that seasonal...