An Update: What Am I Working On?

Ack! So many new things happening (and it’s been awhile since I’ve written anything) – where should I start? At the Whaling Museum, I’ve almost completed three new projects. First, I finished the Delano Family Papers, which informed me of the ancestors of FDR and their business in Fairhaven. The collection studied three generations of … Continue reading An Update: What Am I Working On?

I could write about a lot of exciting things that have happned this week, but if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know there’s only one thing on my mind: the Charles W. Morgan is home! The Morgan is a beautiful whaling vessel, the last surviving wooden whaling ship from the 19th century American … Continue reading

Where In The World Is The Whaleman?

This week, returned to the task of the whaleman – he may have been found, but his story has not. Let me explain - in the photo, the whaleman is standing in front of a doorway. This doorway’s sole distinguishing feature is the number 47. In discussing this with an archivist, he jokingly suggested looking … Continue reading Where In The World Is The Whaleman?

Productivity!

Somehow, I ended up getting ahead on my assignments (and took a break from studying for my HIST397GGH midterm on Thursday) and was able to get a lot of other work done! I applied for another internship: I’ve now applied for three history-related internships in my area (and planning on one more), so I hope … Continue reading Productivity!

My Final Assignment

My course is coming to a close! The final assignment is to write a research paper about some aspect of Southeastern New England history - a person, a place, an event, etc. For my paper, I chose The Gifts of Henry Huttleston Rogers, a multimillionaire of Standard Oil who chose to donate several buildings and … Continue reading My Final Assignment