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Study of the American Experience

Comegys Bight Fellowship Stories

In 2013 the Comegys Bight Fellowship Program connected nine outstanding Washington College students with summer internships at some of the nation’s leading historical and cultural institutions. To read their stories, click the photos below.

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    Hands-on experience at the National Archives as a Comegys Bight Fellow helped Michael Kuethe ’13 land a job as an educator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
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    Phaedra Scott ’14 discovers the complexities of displaying the nation’s historical documents at the National Constitution Museum.
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    Interning with the Office of the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives, Jackelyn Gitlin ‘15 experiences history in the making – and discovers some interesting stories from the past.
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    It’s not always glamorous. Comegys Bight fellow, Erica Ward ‘13 experiences the various roles of an art curator – from collections care and exhibition research to parking cars – at the National Portrait Gallery.
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    An internship at the National Archives provides an opportunity for Denise Meehl ‘15 to share her love of teaching and history.
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    Interning at the Library of Congress, a WC student gets an insider’s access to the labyrinthine treasure trove of a nation.
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    For Carolyn Bevans ‘13, a Comegys Bight fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum leads to graduate studies in museum education.
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    Digging deep at the Maryland State Archives, Jeffrey Truit ‘14 unearths the personal stories of the state’s first military heroes.