Continuing the Legacy: Ensuring the Future of the Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum, Phase II

The overall goal of this internship is to provide the student with opportunities to develop skills in public history, public communication, and not-for-profit organizational management by amending and creating real-world museum management and planning documents. To meet this goal, the scope of work includes (1) supporting summer museum operations, including leading tours, to understand and evaluate daily practices; (2) complete sections of the museum management plan, as needed; (3) research public entities that may be able to support museum operations in the long term, including CSU, Larimer County, and History Colorado (especially the Colorado Centennial Farm and Ranch Program); (4) research potential partnerships with these entities and help develop relationships; (5) write a museum transition plan that analyzes the costs and benefits of various partnership scenarios. This internship fulfills an important objective of fostering relationships among CSU Extension, CSU Public Lands History Center, CSU History Department, and the Bee Farm Museum. It also fulfills the objective of helping plan the long-term preservation and operation of an important site in Colorado’s agricultural history and the invaluable artifacts and records it contains. The intern will primarily work with Bee Farm staff and directors.

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