This summer I got the amazing privilege to intern at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument in Cambridge, Maryland.  The monumnet has not opened however, there is still much work get done in anticipation for its opening 2016-2017.  My first week as an intern has...

[caption id="attachment_1179" align="alignleft" width="300"] Example of a drawing generated by the HABS program. El Morro, San Juan, P.R. Image via the Library of Congress Website.[/caption] The Historic American Buildings Survey (H.A.B.S.) has been documenting Architecture in the United States since its founding in 1933....

Hey everyone! My name is Alex Gomez, a fourth year student studying in the architecture program at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. For those of you who don’t know where Pomona is it is located in the LA area (where I was born...

These past couple of weeks settling into work at the National Register and life in D.C. has been eventful to say the least. Work has kept me busy, researching, reading and sifting through various architectural styles and forms – learning more about specific barn styles,...

Hello, I’m Jessica Coronel, originally from Pico Rivera, California. I grew up in a humble household alongside two older brothers and hardworking Mexican immigrant parents, with an interest of exploring the great outdoors. Currently I am a student at the University of California, Merced majoring...

Greeting from Point Reyes National Seashore! My first week of work is officially over and it went by like a breeze. Every day was vastly different and if I were to sit here and write about everything I did, it would take many pages...

Hello everyone, my name is Loreto Lopez and I'm spending my ten weeks at Amistad National Recreation Area in Del Rio Texas! Just to provide you all with some basic facts about myself: I'm 20 years old and from Montebello, CA where I've lived my...

[caption id="attachment_1096" align="alignleft" width="300"] Wing's Chinese Restaurant[/caption] Last week I explored San Jose’s Nihonmachi (Japantown). It is one of only three surviving historic Japantowns in California. The district was developed in the late 1800s by Issei (first generation) Japanese immigrants, and here they found the...

Hello! This was my first weekend at Point Reyes National Seashore and I can honestly say that I am blown away by the park and so excited to start work tomorrow! The first thing I did when I got to Point Reyes was meet my...

Hello, I am Eliza Burgos and I am from St. Augustine, Florida. I am 19 years old and have lived in St. Augustine my whole life. I am a sophomore at the University of North Florida and am majoring in Math Education. There is so much...

Hi everyone! Greetings from the location of “the shot heard around the world.” I am interning at the Minute Man National Park in Concord, Massachusetts. In this location on April 19, 1775 the colonial militia of Concord and the surrounding area armed themselves against the...

Hello! My name is Naomi Doddington and I am so happy to work for the Hispanic Access Foundation (H.A.F.) in its partnership with the National Parks Service's (N.P.S.) Latino Heritage Internship Program (L.H.I.P.). I am working in the acronym-happy Heritage Documentation Programs division which houses three programs,...

Hola! My name is Sophie Lange and I am 21 years old. I graduated from Boston Univerisity this past January with a B.A. in Archaeology and am so thrilled to be working at the Southeast Archaeological Center (SEAC) this summer! I grew up in...

My ten weeks at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park will be jam packed with a lot of fun and adventures. These first two weeks I will be training to lead interpretation programs, reenact rifle shots, and lead kayak tours along the Columbia river!...

Hi friends! I’ve been in San Francisco for a little over a week now, and I’m getting used to riding the BART to and from the office. I’m also getting used to the additional hour of sunlight! In my first week of interning with...

Hey everyone! I Hope you’re all doing well. This past week has been pretty eventful for me here in Wyoming. I shadowed a couple of the programs that I will be giving by myself here at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve. My favorite is Critter Chat,...