Senior spends summer helping to tell PA’s history



An internship with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission opened the eyes of one Bloomsburg University secondary education and history major to a new potential career path.

Mitchell Rebuck, who is also pursuing a minor in educational technology, spent the summer with the state commission that serves as the official history agency responsible for the collection, conservation and interpretation of PA’s historic heritage. Rebuck worked directly in the educational department helping to create programs for museum visitors.

“I now have a greater understanding as to how museums function and how each department works to make a program or exhibit for the public,” Rebuck said. “I think I would enjoy being a museum educator at any site within the PHMC. It’s such a diverse and wonderful organization to be a part of.”

According to Rebuck, he created a program for children to locate important places on a large floor map of PA and discuss their significance. He said a second program involved a lecture and presentation for adults on how county boundaries were developed.

A third partial program capped Rebuck’s summer. It composed a summary and listing of readings and visuals dealing with maps and evolution of transportation within the state, he said.