Introduction

Hello! My name is Sophie Olson, and I am a current junior at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. I am pursuing a double major in anthropology and history (with a focus on early American history), and this summer I am an intern at La Crosse County Historical Society. Although I go to college on the East Coast, I was born and raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and this summer I hope to learn more about the history and the people in the place I call home. The LCHS is currently performing a survey of military uniforms in our collection, and part of my internship will be assisting in the cataloging, photographing, and preservation of these uniforms. This blog is dedicated to documenting our progress in this survey, and letting you know all the interesting details of what we find!

  Me with our new mannequin, Coppélia, whom we put together during one of my first days as an intern.

Me with our new mannequin, Coppélia, whom we put together during one of my first days as an intern.