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Summer Intern Presentations
August 7, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for our summer interns’ final presentations! Each will present their projects and unveil their special exhibitions.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
1906 Calder Avenue
The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The McFaddin-Ward House Internship Program provides college students with on-the-job museum experience and the opportunity to learn the inner workings of a museum—from collections management to educational outreach. This year’s interns were Arthur Garrison of Fort Worth, Texas and Kayla Ross of Livingston, Texas.
Arthur Garrison’s presentation will feature the McFaddin family’s contributions in the First World War. His exhibit, “World War I: Home and Away” includes artifacts, personal letters, journal entries, and family photographs to tell the story of the McFaddins and Beaumont during the war. It discusses the McFaddins’ volunteer activities and service in the United States military from 1917 until the war’s conclusion in November of 1918.
Kayla Ross will present, “Edwardian Opulence: Lavish Living in the 1910s” to highlight the Edwardian Era, a time of great opulence and extravagance around the world. With the renewed interest of the time period and the popularity of television programs like Downton Abbey, the presentation will showcase the lavish lifestyle of the McFaddin family’s lifestyle in the 1910s compared to those of their British counterparts across the Atlantic.
For more information, contact the museum at (409) 832-1906 and visit the interns’ blogs for an inside look at their work at the McFaddin-Ward House Museum.
Arthur Garrison: http://mcfaddin-ward-house-intern.blogspot.com/
Kayla Ross: http://mcfaddinwardhouse.tumblr.com/