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History 3191 Interns Share Their Experiences - Spring 2017

Ben Beswetherick

Internship Location: Ohio History Connection--Community and Government Relations
Supervisor: Todd Kleismit

Ben at Statehood Day, with Supervisor Todd Kleismit
Yi Xiao, with supervisor Susan Brouillete, Manager, OHC Public Programs

Yi says, “My job in the Visitor Experience department at the Ohio History Connection has largely involved (under Susan’s leadership) collecting, extracting and arranging historical information about 1890s Ohio towns and cities. My work can be separated into three parts depended on the specific materials I am dealing with. One part of my work has been to read city directories and extract information from them about different cities in Ohio. This part of my work will be used by those interpreting life in the 1890s at the village located at the Ohio History Connection. The second part of my work has been to look up weather history in Columbus for the last 6 years for specific dates and occasions. This part of my work mostly helps Susan in event managing and scheduling. The final part of job has been to read old newspaper from 1898 Ohio on the Chronicling America website to find out any information there related to tennis, basketball, golf, and bicycling.  The information will eventually be used to help interpreters in the village.”