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Posted: 09/13/2012

Employer
Long Branch Historic House and Farm

Located in Clarke County, Virginia (near Millwood), Long Branch is one of the most historic and elegant antebellum houses in the upper Shenandoah Valley. Built in 1811, Long Branch became a major provider of wheat for the region and beyond. In more recent history it also became well known for its herd of thoroughbred racehorses. Long Branch operates as a 501(c)3, and our purpose is to preserve and utilize the assets of the estate for the benefit of our local and regional communities. The historic house, active equestrian facilities and scenic open space allow us to promote education, environmental preservation, and host community events.


Position
Research and Documentation Internship
Type
Internship Opportunity
Location
Millwood, VA
Uni
Details
travel stipend available
 

The Historic Long Branch Foundation is undergoing a strategic planning process and requires an energetic intern to assist in researching the history of the house and its inhabitants. The intern will assist in primary source research, creating files on various important aspects of the propertys history and to assist in creating a new docent training manual. Additional opportunities exist to assist with special event planning.

 

We are looking for someone with a passion for research who can organize the findings into material that will assist in humanizing the story of this home. We need a person who cares about the past.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Research Shenandoah Valley history
  • Assist in creating an archive of primary resources on past owners/inhabitants of Long Branch
  • Assist with research into African-American history/slave history
  • Assist with preparing docent training materials
  • Opportunities to provide tours to public

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate student in historic preservation, museum studies, history, American studies, architectural history preferred; undergraduates at the junior and senior level will be considered given the right background
  • An interest in American history, African-American history, transcribing historic documents
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
OPen until
09/30/2012

How to apply
To apply, email: info@historiclongbranch.com. Please provide a brief letter of interest, one-page resume, and writing sample.
Nicholas Redding
ADDRESS
830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646

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