Garfield Farm Museum Offers Graduate Studies
CAMPTON HILLS- Garfield Farm Museum is proud to announce
the 6th Annual $2000 scholarship for graduate studies in museum
administration. Applications must be made by January 31st. The Garfield Farm
Museum Historic Administration Scholarship Fund has been established within
the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. This annual scholarship is
focused on students at the Masters Level or higher, pursuing degrees in
historic administration, archaeology, public history, museum administration
or related fields of study who preferably have demonstrated a strong
commitment to the preservation of historic sites through their studies, work
experience, volunteer or other community activities.
Ron Yenerich, a friend and donor to Garfield Farm
Museum, is underwriting the scholarship. The Community
Foundation of the Fox River Valley (formerly known as the Aurora Foundation)
handles all the administration of the scholarship funds and applications.
Potential applicants from the southern half of Kane County and Kendall
County enrolled at an accredited college or university are encouraged to
inquire of the Community Foundation by calling (630) 896-7800 or visiting
www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org. Outstanding candidates that live in close
proximity to the valley in Will, DuPage or northern Kane County, will also
be given due consideration.
This scholarship is an important extension of the
museum's educational goal to provide opportunity to all age levels and
academic endeavors. From grade schoolers making their first visit to a
historic farm to adult volunteers learning how to create and support a
non-profit organization, the impact of Garfield Farm Museum as an
educational institution exceeds the common perception of what a museum does.
The successful candidate will also be given special consideration if she or
he later applies for Garfield Farm Museum's Graduate Student Internship
Program. Since 1983 the museum has
sought graduate school interns to help them get hands on experience of
running a historic site from the ground up. This is at the heart of Garfield
Farm Museum's mission to educate the public in the inseparable story of this
country's heritage, its agricultural bounty and blessings of nature. The
goal of the farm is to be a hands on learning experience in daily life of
1840s farming. In working towards that goal, the museum has shared hands on
experiences of how to create such a museum through experiences in building
restoration, prairie management, rare breeds livestock care, historic
demonstrations, event planning and management, public speaking, volunteer
management, fundraising, and networking.
The 370-acre Garfield Farm Museum is the only
historically intact former 1840s Illinois prairie farmstead and teamster inn
being restored by donors and volunteers from 2800 households in 37 states as
an 1840s working farm museum. The farm is owned by the nonprofit Campton
Historic Agricultural Lands with Garfield Heritage Society providing the
interpretation of the site through tours and programs. Garfield Farm Museum
is located 5 miles west of Geneva, IL off ILL Rt.38 on Garfield Road. For
information call (630) 584-8485 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Garfield Farm send an e-mail message to: email@example.com
or call 630/584-8485.