But it was worth it! [caption id="attachment_3032" align="alignnone" width="169"] part of the collection of baskets at NMAI.[/caption] My week started early on Monday with a trip to the Smithsonian's National museum of the American Indian's Cultural Resource Center. There, we got to see...

As the 10-week segment of my internship comes to a close, I am excited to report that my position has been extended for an additional year. There has been a lot of turnover at the office, and having the centennial celebrations just around the corner,...

Looking at the social justice movements in the United States the theory does in fact exist and explains the current issues that have impacted Chicano/a communities. To indicate time of history we certify the 1848 the end of the Mexican-American war by the treaty of...

As the summer comes to a close, I'm taking stock of all that I've done and learned. I've lost count of the number of museums I've visited, but I enjoyed every one. I've shopped in local boutiques and spent time in various parks. I've also...

The program is coming to it’s end for me and although I am ecstatic to get home to my daughter and my husband, I look back on these past 9 (almost 10) weeks with such a varied scope – the natural ebb and flow mimics...

I have just finished week 7 of my 10 week internship and it went by so fast! This week I was set to present the work I have done on the Harriet Tubman Jr. Ranger booklet. The booklet will contain information and activities related to the future...

The concept behind HAF and the Latino Heritage Internship was quite appealing; I agreed with the need for a better relationship between national parks and the Latino community. My interest in museum studies really opened my eyes to the demographics of educational institutions, such as museums and...

Can you believe that last week we have started our FINAL project for the summer? … I can’t either! Where has the summer gone? In the mist of realizing that my internship is almost coming to an end, our team has collaborated with Alex von...

Hey Friends! It seems that my since my time here is getting shorter, I'm busier than ever trying to get everything done and accomplished. This week was pretty exciting for many reasons. The first because I was able to do a ride along with medic 1, second...

I can’t believe I only have three more weeks until my internship is over! I am really trying to take advantage of these last few weeks as much as I can. It has been such a great experience so far and only gets better every...

[caption id="attachment_3256" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Me, standing amongst vineyards in Delano, CA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3246" align="aligncenter" width="550"] César Chavez's tomb and a fountain commemorating the 5 martyrs of the farm workers movement.[/caption] As promised, here are some pictures from my trip to the César E. Chavez...

[caption id="attachment_3019" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Entrance to the National Chavez Center[/caption] Where to begin? I  did so much this past week that I really should have documented it all earlier. But I suppose I cannot possible write everything in this post seeing as it would get...

[caption id="attachment_2987" align="alignleft" width="439"] 18 wonderful campers[/caption] Last week was filled with joy, frustration, and lots and lots of food. For the past 6 years the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park has been hosting week long summer camps. This year I, along with...

Greetings! Jose Gonzalez here :) These photos are from my visit to Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Rancho Sierra Vista in Newbury Park, CA. "Satwiwa, which means 'the bluffs,' was the name of a nearby Chumash village. To reflect this heritage, Satwiwa Native American Indian...

[caption id="attachment_2475" align="alignleft" width="300"] PPIE Site Map[/caption] Do you know about the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition that took place in San Francisco in 1915? In case you don’t, it was the World’s Fair meant to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal and showcase how...

[caption id="attachment_2864" align="alignright" width="533"] This connection is made up of 10 separate elements. Add the 4 different angles involved and you have one complicated little spot.[/caption] As I continue to work on the drawings for the steel staircase,* there's one area that has proven...

Before I left my home in California for Maryland, I planned a goodbye dinner with 5 of my closest friends. Craving Indian food, I searched Yelp for the best place in town and made reservations the day prior. Immediately after, I sent out a group...

My supervisor has been great at exposing me to many valuable skills that I can use in my future career as a historian.  Recently, we got the opportunity to visit the historical Howard University. Some of my favorite alumni include Mrs. Huxtabel a.k.a. Phylicia Rashad, Civil...

City hall plaza flooded with yellow, blue, red, and orgullo. A week ago, July 20th, Colombia celebrated 205 years of sovereign rule. And, the Colombian Community here in Lowell, Massachusetts celebrated like no other. Music, dance, heritage, culture all merged together in a vivacious ceremony...