CLA Students Preston Petermeier and Alicia Kozlowski were two of the interns at Veteran's Memorial Hall that created Behind the Wire, an exhibit the tells the story of local Korean War veteran, Anthony Jurek, and his experiences as a prisoner of war in Korea from 1950-1953. The exhibit was on display April 15 - May 10, 2010.
CLA Students share their experience on creating the exhibit Behind the Wire.
December 2009 Graduate
History major, Anthropology minor
Thank you for the interest in the Behind the Wire exhibit. I graduated from UMD in December (2009) through CLA with a degree in History and a minor in Anthropology. During my last semester this past fall I interned at the St. Louis County Historical Society doing collections (working with artifacts). After graduating in December, I continued with the historical society, specifically the Veteran's Memorial Hall. Dan Hartman, the VMH director, had the vision for the interns to build an exhibit from start to finish. My involvement was: determining the focus of the exhibit, writing text for the stories and artifacts, researching and finding artifacts to use, picking up and preparing the artifacts for display, preparing the cases for artifact/story display, gathering food donations from Famous Daves, and informing the public of the opening of the exhibit.
Currently, I am finishing my internship with the Veteran's Memorial Hall, and on May 15, I will be starting work with the Minnesota Historical Society at the Split Rock Lighthouse as a Historic Interpreter.
History major, Political Science minor