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...

Is the NPS obscure to minority communities? Many minorities grow up not being exposed to park space, and, thus, they grow up without the incline to visit national parks. It is a sad truth to know that people with the same background as me will...

Hi everyone! Remember that 5-day, island-camping adventure to the Channel Islands National Park I told you I'd be participating in? Well guess what, I participated in it! So let me tell you how it went! I took a giant yacht-like boat with the SAMO Youth...

Hi everyone! I want to share a weird but awesome experience I had the other day while stationed at the North Bridge. I do not know if any of you know who or what Hitchbot is, but here is an explanation as to the...

[caption id="attachment_2690" align="aligncenter" width="373"] GOIS 'Site Wide' Treatment Map[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2691" align="aligncenter" width="365"] GOIS 'Monument Core' Treatment Map[/caption] While two of the other interns at OCLP, Kristi and Ericka were off in Acadia last week, Shanaisha and I have been working hard on...

This past week I spent at another Hands on History camp at the Castillo, helping campers and learning more about the fortress. I spent most of the week behind a camera capturing what the campers were doing to put on the Castillo's Facebook page. At...

Hi Friends! I’ve been in San Francisco for five weeks now, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! My research and work here has introduced me to the Pacific West Region in more ways than I ever thought possible. [caption id="attachment_2469" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

Last week I led my first interpretive nature walk down the Lewis and Clark River and it was great. I led two walks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the morning I had 50 people, mostly older couples, while the afternoon...

Hello! Jose Gonzalez here :) These photos are from my first field visit, which was to the Paramount Movie Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. This site is on the National Register of National Historic Places at the state level under NR Criterion A, as one of...