Haley Arteaga Blog Post 3
16 Jul 2017

Haley Arteaga Blog Post 3

 

16 Jul 2017

Hi, guys! I’ve been pretty busy with my internship and other experiences outside of it for the past 2 weeks. I’ve explored so many different places, such as Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and visited the Harvard Semitic Museum and their Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Longfellow House- Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. The diversity of National Lands is mind blowing. These two houses were amazing inside and out. So much history, so much culture all wrapped up in one house! It knocks me off my feet every time…

 

Nubble Lighthouse in Maine

Nubble Lighthouse in Maine

Harvard Semitic Museum

Harvard Semitic Museum

Longfellow House

Longfellow House

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I just had to visit the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Vermont!

I just had to visit the Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Vermont!

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller House

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller House

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The annual inventory of collections has gone really well. I’m getting to see so many different archives and objects from around the Navy Yard and the different buildings within the park. I met the newest intern, Rebecca, and we work together on the inventory. We’ve actually gotten pretty far which is great because there are quite a lot pages within the 3 different inventories we work on (the accessions inventory, the random sample, and the controlled property inventory). I do not have many pictures of the inventory work I’ve been doing but I will have some for you all soon. I can show you a picture of the toolboxes we had to look through to find only two hammerheads out of what felt like hundreds. Foundry patterns are the next big task because there are shelves and shelves of them. Foundry patterns are the wooden pieces that they created to replicate the different parts and pieces of a ship so they wouldn’t have to make new pieces each time. Very, very interesting!

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