The Taber Museum has added four intern-volunteers for the summer of 2018, and what a dynamic and accomplished group they are. We thought you would like to know a little bit more about them. Collectively, they have: helped with the yard sale, aided in installing the World War I exhibit, clipped newspapers for the publicity notebook, changed the mannequins throughout the museum, thus rotating textiles off display and selecting alternate ones for display, changed the display at City Hall to a brief history of Bush & Bull & L.L. Stearns Department Stores, written clues for the second annual ‘Amazing Race’ sponsored by the Salvation Army, put together a display of eyeglasses for our museum store area kiosk, and conducted research on topics ranging from folk art to Barbie dolls. We are so grateful to have their enthusiasm and abundant energy.
Jauzzle “Jazz” France is a recent graduate of Lycoming College (May 2018), with degrees in commercial design and photography. She was involved in student life during her time at Lycoming, as an active member of the Multicultural Awareness Group (MAG) which enriches the awareness of the differences of cultures, and the Raging Stitches, a knitting and crocheting group. As a part of these activities, Jazz engaged in charitable work, including participation in MAG’s annual international dinner, recycling plastic bags into plastic yarn to use for knitting/crocheting, and knitting, crocheting, and selling red scarves as a fundraiser for HIV/AIDS awareness. Her favorite museum tasks so far are designing displays for the World War I exhibit and photographing the miniature rooms of Becky Bird. In August she will begin pursuing a 3-year Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art with an emphasis on photography at Stony Brook University in New York. Jazz hails from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Emily Hemphill is a current student at William Jewell College located in Kansas City, Missouri. Emily studies history (specifically the American Revolution), and minors in classical humanities (focused on Ancient Rome). At school she participates in the Honors Program and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the school’s history fraternity, as well as Phi Sigma Iota, the foreign ‘E=mc2’ Revises to ‘E=cs4’ (Translation: Energy equals college students times four) language fraternity. Emily loves to go hiking with her father. However, when she cannot be outdoors she enjoys her time with creative writing. Her favorite project at the museum so far has been doing research on a proposed Folk Art Symposium to be held at the Taber in the future. After her time at the museum, Emily plans to study abroad for a full year at the University of Oxford. While there she hopes to enrich her learning abilities and appreciate the culture that England has to offer. She resides in Watsontown.
Elizabeth Osborn is a current student at High Point University located in High Point, North Carolina. While there, she studies international business and minors in Italian and art history. Elizabeth is an active member of her sorority, Alpha Gamma Delta, where they focus on fighting hunger in their community. Within her sorority she is part of the media committee which allows her to express her love of photography and of her sisters. She is also a member of the High Point Leadership Fellows which helps her to prepare herself for a world of business through learning how to become an effective leader. Her favorite task at the museum so far has been rotating textiles on display in storage and finding appropriate ‘replacements’. Costumes of different eras have always intrigued her. She plans to study abroad in Italy as part of her curriculum to enrich her Italian speaking and to enlighten her appreciation for many of the Italian artists. She currently is from Jersey Shore, but will soon be relocating with her parents to North Carolina or Tennessee.
Marty Weaver is a current student at Millersville University, located in Millersville, PA, and is studying English with a minor in economics. Marty helps publish the campus’ literary magazine, The George Street Press, which has published some of Marty’s photographs. This coming semester, Marty also plans on working at the school’s writing lab, helping other students write and revise papers. Outside of class, Marty likes to go on walks, watch the swans and ducks fight in the campus’ pond, go on adventures in Lancaster with friends, and listen to a Dungeons and Dragons podcast called The Adventure Zone. Marty’s favorite task at the museum so far has been putting together the World War I exhibit (and learning more information about Cooper 20-lb Aerial Bombs than any one person would possibly need to know). Marty isn’t completely sure what the future holds, but is relatively certain that it won’t be boring. Marty is from Williamsport.