Last week a journalist from Sitka came and interviewed me about my summer job here in Tenakee. I talked for a bit about my work preparing for the opening of the new history museum, showing her the attic of musty objects and papers. I explained what “cataloging” and “rehousing” meant and described how organizing the collection would make it easier to work with and preserve.
After my spiel she offered a paraphrase: “So your job is to sort through boxes of old stuff?”
Yes. Yes, that exactly!
As you might imagine, I’ve come across some pretty interesting local artifacts over the course of the summer.
Here are just a few of my favorites, starting with… Continue reading