Interns to aid Historical Society in specialty projects

Preserving Warren County’s history is more than a full-time job.

As a result, the Warren County Historical Society has brought on four student interns to help push special projects forward this year.

Michelle Gray, the society’s managing director, said this year’s Summer Internship Program will focus on inventorying collections, completing Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission grant requirements, creating additional YouTube content “and many other projects that require special attention.

The interns’ work will focus both at the Society’s Fourth Ave. location but also the Wilder Museum in Irvine.

The four students are Mariette Williams, Damon Navaroli, Jillian Busby and Kylie Johnson.

Gray said Busby, a senior at Edinboro University studying anthropology, has a “strong interest in Women’s Studies and Museum Ethics.

Photo provided to the Times Observer Jillian Busby, a senior at Edinboro University, is part of the Warren County Historical Society’s 2021 Summer Internship Program.

“Jillian will be digitizing the Historical Society’s photo album collection funded through a Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Historical and Archival Records Care grant as well as learning staff functions at the Wilder Museum of Warren County History in Irvine.”

Gray said the newest addition to the program is Kylie Johnson, a Warren Area High School student set to graduate next month.

“Kylie will be attending Edinboro University in the fall and will focus on creating video programs with a high level of historical integrity for the Warren County Historical Society and Wilder Museum,” Gray said. “Kylie has studied film production in Mr. McClellan’s class at WAHS and will be working with Historical Society Event Coordinator Casey Ferry to video programs featuring Textile Expert Dr. Ruth Barnes Shaw and Doll Expert Kate Reed, just to name a couple.”

Photo provided to the Times Observer Kylie Johnson is one of four interns that will be working this summer at the Warren County Historical Society.

By Christina Moreschi
Christina Moreschi Career Development Manager Christina Moreschi