Thanks to Megan Couture-King

August 14, 2017 Published by Julie Arrison-Bishop

When one door closes, another one opens…

We’re sad to say good-bye to our Salem State University intern–Megan Couture-King. Megan is going into her senior year with a history major and tourism minor. Besides her time with us this summer, she has been actively involved with the admissions office at the university.

Megan expressed interest in learning about all concepts of day-to-day operations in a historic house museum setting. Her projects have included supporting our collections care team. Tasks included cleaning, recording conditions and data, and inputting the updated inventory into our PastPerfect database system. Love our facebook and instagram? Megan has been the eyes and ears of The Gables this summer. She has captured a wide-range of events, beauty in the gardens, and the opening of the Accounting Room. Megan also played an important role in the collection of surveys from our visitors. We tested out four different stories in the Dining Room Chamber in July. Megan talked to nearly 200 groups of visitors and collected their feedback and views about their experience.

For research, Megan is taking on the topic of travel in New England for a feature article in our members-only print newsletter. Using visiting The Gables throughout the years, she’ll have a chance to combine her love of history and tourism in this piece.

We couldn’t have accomplished what we did without Megan’s hard work and talents. The good news? She’ll be staying on through our busy October season and assisting at our admissions desk and you may even get the chance to meet her on a tour or two!

 

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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop