GNMP Museum Services - Bethany Canfield

Bethany Canfield

I worked at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum Services with Greg Gooddell and Dean Knudsen. As part of my experience I was given several projects including: cataloguing recent archeological finds, processing research requests, writing correspondence, manipulating photographs, preparing items for transportation and conservation, removing objects from display cases, and creating a finding aid for the archives. This was a great opportunity to see the background work into storage, collection, and displaying artifacts. It was interesting to see the plans for the new visitor's center and witness the process. Most of my time was spent working for Dean the curator. Everyone in the office was great to work for. I would recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in the field of museum work or civil war studies.