Highlights & A Special Thanks to our Summer Intern!

This week was Rick Kriebel’s last week with us at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center. His daily assistance in our collections area will be greatly missed and we wish him the best of luck as he continues his coursework at Grove City College. His major project this summer was to re-organize portions of our collection storage and catalog objects. Here are a few pictures of Rick at work in our collections storage area. As you’ll see from these pictures, only a limited amount of the museum collection is on display to the public at one time. Enjoy our behind the scenes pictures!

Rick cleaning garments in the collection

Rick cleans dirt and dust from textiles in the collection.

Rick standing between his nicely organized chairs

Rick stands between the chairs he re-organized and cleaned.

Chairs in storage

Here's an extended view of the storage area Rick re-organized. We're so happy with his work!

bottom of chairs

Rick arranged all of the chairs on top of a platform with buffering material. This assists in air circulation and acts as a moisture barrier between the storage floor and the objects.

Cradles in collection storage

Rick also re-organized this corner of our storage where we keep the cradles in our collection.

Stoveplates

Rick's hand is on the right. While he was showing me around collections storage I stopped to ask him about our stove plate collection. These 18th century stove plates depict biblical stories.

We thank Rick for all of his efforts this summer. The Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center is happy to work with college students at any level for volunteer and internship credits. We offer internships year round. Rick worked with our Curator of Collections, Candace Perry. In the past our interns have worked with our Archivist, Hunt Schenkel and our Museum Educator, Rebecca Lawrence. If you are interested in volunteering or interning contact us.

-Rebecca

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We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the history of the Schwenkfelders and the history of southeastern Pennsylvania and the Perkiomen Region. The Heritage Center offers educational programming and tours, exhibits, workshops, and events throughout the year. Our blog is maintained by museum educator, Rebecca Lawrence, SLHC staff and guest bloggers.
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