I volunteer at the Peoria Historical Society in Peoria, IL, where I have been designing a virtual exhibit that supplements the new museum in Peoria and the Smithsonian. I planned everything from formatting to information to images. In addition to that, I catalog artifacts in our collection, including items from the arrival of the French in the mid-17th century to photographs and books.
I also have just started an internship at Dickson Mounds Museum near Lewiston, IL. In September I was one of two archaeologists to lead their "Be an Archaeologist for a Day" program where fifteen students from the ages of 10-12 participated. Now, I am helping to plan some of their events for October and November as well as learning to lead tours and other group activities.