We all know that the Winslow House has an incredible collection; from the 17th century furniture to 19th century photographs, the collection helps tell the story of the Winslow House and Marshfield’s past. However, there’s so much more than meets the eye. The Winslow House objects have incredible histories themselves, and we want them to be told!
In order to even begin interpreting the objects in an historic house, a museum must do a proper inventory and assessment of its whole collection. The last time our inventory was taken was several years ago, so it needs an update! Keeping up with 21st century museum practices, the Winslow House has decided to use Past Perfect museum software. Fortunately, our friends at the Marshfield Historical Society have graciously offered to share their software with the Winslow House, so we’ll be able to move forward with this important project.
After careful consideration, our director Erica Dumont has chosen two interns to help her inventory and digitize the collection. Andrew Talbot is a recent graduate of Bridgewater State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and hopes to teach at a high school in the area. A local history enthusiast, he is eager to begin exploring the Winslow House collection and to delve deeper into Winslow history!
Matt Howe is in his last leg of coursework at Bridgewater State University. Majoring in history, Matt also hopes to become a high school teacher. He is currently student teaching at Boston College High School in Boston. He is a resident of Marshfield and has done quite a bit of community service in town. Matt is excited to be part of the Winslow House and is looking forward to become more involved in the Marshfield community.
Andrew and Matt will be a valuable addition to the Wins- low House family, and we are excited to have them begin in May! Please stop by this summer to see their progress and to take a tour to see our collection! Welcome Andrew and Matt!