Four graduate students from across the United States have been awarded the 2017 Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga. This program runs from June 12-August 18 and will provide the students with practical, hands-on experience, working with the staff on cutting-edge programs and research.
“These Fellowships for graduate students offer an opportunity to work side by side with our dedicated museum staff,” noted Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO, Beth Hill. “These Fellows will focus their research and creative energy to support exhibitions, collections, and programs related to upcoming projects at Fort Ticonderoga.”
“While working individually with their project supervisors,” added Rich Strum, Director of Education, “The Fellows will also meet and work together throughout the two-month experience. They will have an opportunity to work with the museum’s professional staff as part of our team-approach to all major projects.”
This year’s Fellows will help lay the ground work for exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2018.
This year’s Fellows are:
Theresa Ball, a graduate student in Museology and Library/Information Science at the University of Washington. Originally from Maine, Teri received her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and plans to pursue a career in curation and exhibit design with archives, special collections, and historic sites.
Anna Faherty, pursuing a dual degree at Simmons College in Archives and History. Her academic interests include American and European history of the mid- to late nineteenth century, labor history, and immigration history.
Elizabeth Beaudoin Gouin recently graduated with her master’s in art history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A native of New Hampshire, she has worked at the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Londonderry (Vermont) Arts and Historical Society, and the Enfield Shaker Museum.
Kathryn Kaslow is working on her master’s in Public History at the University of South Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree at Messiah College and plans to work in interpretation and education at museums or historic sites.
The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowship program was launched in 2015. Eight previous fellows came from Connecticut College, New York University, North Carolina State University, Stony Brook University, Texas State University (two students), the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Western Michigan University.
The Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellowships at Fort Ticonderoga are made possible with the support from the Edward W. Pell Education Endowment at Fort Ticonderoga, the Mars Education Center Endowment, and several generous individual donors.
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Photo: Photo Credit: Fort Ticonderoga. This year’s Fellows will help lay the ground work for exhibitions, programs, and educational initiatives to be offered to the public in 2018.