The Bidwell House Museum offers high school students with an interest in history, particularly local Berkshire colonial history, the opportunity to become a Young History Scholar Intern during the summer.
High school interns spend two weeks at the museum: in week one the intern learns about colonial Berkshire history, the Bidwell family, the house, the property and the collection, and how docents give tours; in week two each intern chooses a research topic and begins to give tours of the museum as a junior docent. Junior docents are visitors’ favorites!
Recent summer interns have come from the following towns and school districts: Albany Academy, Convent of the Sacred Heart, NY, Dana Hall School, Waldorf High School, Houghton Academy, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, Monterey, Monument Mountain High School, Mt. Everett Regional High School, New Marlborough, Sandisfield, South Lee, Tyringham and Fort Mill, SC.
Thanks in part to grants from the Great Barrington, Monterey and Lenox Cultural Councils as well as private sponsors and friends of the museum, each high school intern receives a $200 stipend for the two-week internship.
Applications for the summer 2015 season will be accepted until April 30. Please call or email Barbara Palmer, Executive Director of the museum, with any questions about this program: firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-528-6888.