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Amber Blake

Amber Blake

Internship: St. Louis County Historical Society

What is your major?
My major is History and I have a minor in International Studies

Where was your internship placement? (What is the purpose of the organization?):
I intern at the St. Louis County Historical Society (The Depot, downtown Duluth). The purpose of the St. Louis County Historical Society is to protect the history of northeastern Minnesota. They collect, preserve, and make available collections that reflect the people and cultures of our area, thereby sharing our past.

What did your general duties involve?
My general duties involve: looking at museum objects, looking at the condition of the object, its history significance to the society, help organize, file, and store tens of thousands of archival records.

What was your most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience is right now, I am helping with a gun exhibit for the society. I get to help look up histories, research, and pick guns that would be most interesting for the society to display. There are so many interesting guns that it is hard to choose from. As of now some of them are hanging up on display.

Has your internship influenced your career path?
Working at the society has helped make me decide what I want to do with my History major. I would love to be doing the same work I am doing now for the society. I love history and I would love sharing my knowledge of history with others.

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