Interning at Strawbery Banke Museum offers a unique and important experience. While providing insight into museum archaeology, public archaeology also plays an important role in interpreting sites. Planned work at the Penhallow House through the Heritage House Program was the reason for excavating and holding a field school in 2016 and 2017. The intern acts as the teaching assistant for the field-school students, a position that offers an advanced research and leadership opportunity for students with prior experience. Field-school participants are of various ages and backgrounds, making it pertinent to emphasize the archaeology department’s role in transmitting Portsmouth and New Hampshire history. The field school and an additional archaeology camp run by the education department help to inform museum visitors about ongoing research and discoveries in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. This article highlights the role that the archaeology department and its ongoing internship program hold relative to public archaeology’s importance at Strawbery Banke.
"Intern to Interpretation: A Take on Public Archaeology at Strawbery Banke,"
Northeast Historical Archaeology:
49, Article 8.
Available at: https://orb.binghamton.edu/neha/vol49/iss1/8