14 Jun Creating Memories and Friends
¡Hola!This weekend I was able to get out and explore Lincoln thanks to one of the artists in residence here at Homestead National Monument. We drove to the capital and wandered the streets for a while, being adventurous with delicious food, art galleries, and interesting antique shops. On our way back, a storm hit Beatrice. The windshield was hit aggressively with raindrops for a while, but not before I was able to capture some gorgeous photos of angry clouds against the colorful sunset. I had a wonderful time with the artist, who I can now call my friend. I am sad that artists only stay two weeks, but I hope to make many more positive memories with the artists I will meet throughout my time here. During work this week, I had the opportunity to become more familiar with the archives at Homestead. We needed to check the inventory using a list of about 200 random samples. With a clipboard in one hand and a pencil in the other, I set off on a hunt with the archivist and the other museum intern. We started out in the storage room of the museum where there were so many amazing items like swords, books, and photographs. Then we went down to the Education center where there were more items in storage. We moved on to the exhibit there of farming equipment, and then visited the old school house to search for desks, a globe, a school bell, and more. We came full circle by ending our quest back at the exhibits about homesteaders in the museum. I feel as though I have really gotten to know Homestead and the people here. I am enjoying the stunning scenery so much and I am quickly getting acquainted with the rangers and the artists. I will be helping out with some events, like concerts and parades, here at the park. I can’t wait to share more adventures and photos! ¡Hasta pronto!