Starting Off

May 30, 2017

My name is Ivy King, and I will be interning here at the La Crosse County Historical Society over the summer. I am an English major with a literature emphasis and a minor in history. Currently I am a senior at Viterbo University. My main interest lies in the Early Modern Period, but I also have an desire to learn about the local history because I have lived in the La Crosse area for my entire life. 

This summer we will be working and cataloging a few different sections of the historical society. Already we have worked with dolls and doll clothes, and one of the pairs of dolls were found hidden away in a doll trunk that was assumed to be empty. We started working in the garage, which contains larger artifacts including bassinets, settees, trunks (including one from the Gundersen settlers of the area), a coffee grinder, and countless of other objects. Another few random objects that we have been looking at include silverware, local buttons, and a map of the Mississippi.

I am excited for my upcoming summer interning here at the Historical Society, and I am interested in learning about the other artifacts that we come across in working through the collections.