Internship program at Historical Society is a mix of young and old

Interns Grace Morse and Ethan Edholm took a break outside the Sharon Historical Society building. Photo By Asher Pavel

SHARON — It was a productive mixture of young and old this summer as the Sharon Historical Society hosted its first internship program, in partnership with the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau.

“We decided to do it because we have a backlog of work that needs to be done with archives,” explained Marge Smith, who is the society’s assistant director.

“Museum attendance is down as people look more and more to the Internet,” she said. “So that’s what the interns are doing: preparing as much of our data as possible for the Internet.”

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