By Kari Brady
This will be my last article from the museum this summer as I begin my junior year at Moorhead State University.
At first, I went to Moorhead to major in anthropology and archaeology. At the end of my freshman year, it became evident that English and mass communications were not only an interest but a necessity for my career goals.
So, through the duration of my sophomore year, I spoke with numerous departments and advisors to find out what major fit with my future job. It turned out I need a bachelor of arts in English and mass communication (public relations) with an anthropology and archaeology minor.
At the end of my sophomore year I saw an ad in the Paynesville Press for summer work at the Paynesville Historical Museum. The job seemed to fit perfectly with my ambitions. To my surprise, I was hired.
Throughout the summer months I have enjoyed designing and setting up displays, doing family research, giving tours, and learning new things about Paynesville I didn't know previously.
The abundant and various artifacts the museum holds are astounding. The Paynesville community is lucky to have an establishment like the museum to tell its stories.
Working at the museum has been a wonderful experience. I have found that in knowing the past, you can learn and prepare for the future.
If you have any questions about the historical museum, call Bertha Zniewski at 320-243-4433.