Meet the Interns » Rachel

Intern Rachel! Click her image to learn more about internships at the Campbell House Museum.

Intern Rachel! Click her image to learn more about internships at the Campbell House Museum.

Meet Rachel – CHM’s third summer intern.  She’s originally from St. Louis, but this summer Rachel came all the way from RIT in Rochester, New York to spend a couple months with us (which we think is pretty snazzy) and has been doing some great work with our collection!

What are you studying and where?  I’m studying Museum Studies and Hospitality Management and Tourism (try saying that three times fast!) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York.

Why Campbell House?  I thought it would be an interesting place to work and learn about the history of the Campbells.  Even though CHM is small, it has a lot of treasures worth seeing!

What are you working on at CHM?  I’m working on the annual collections inventory – I go through every room armed with a laptop and three notepads to ensure that the inventory is up to date.  I account for every object in CHM’s collection.

When you aren’t having a blast at Campbell House, what are you doing?  Video games, reading, mulling about characters from TV shows (I just started watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix!)

What is your favorite thing about CHM thus far?  Seeing the objects up close in person – it’s interesting how some objects have different physical appearances from the 1800s compared to the ones in this century.

One of the THOUSANDS of objects Rachel has inventoried this summer. The inventory is no small task - everything from the smallest spoons to the largest pieces of furniture have to be accounted for and their collections files have to be updated to reflect new locations, additions, and conditions.

One of the THOUSANDS of objects Rachel has inventoried this summer. The inventory is no small task – everything from the smallest spoons to the largest pieces of furniture have to be accounted for and their collections files have to be updated to reflect new locations, additions, and conditions.

iPhone or Android?  Android.

Favorite color?  Purple.

Favorite band?  The Beatles.

Little know fact about yourself?  I can wiggle my ears!

Which of Snow White’s Seven Dwarfs describes you best and why?  Happy describes me best because I’m an optimistic person.  I like to make people happy even if it’s just listening to them rant about things.

Want to check out some of the fun stuff Rachel has been working with this Summer?  The Campbell collection is fully accessible online!  Click here to access object files and get the dirt on your favorite Campbell goodies.

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