Last week we told you about the exciting pre-construction work that is happening at Menokin this summer.
This week, our three summer interns have arrived on the job. After a day of orientation and introduction to the project and the area, they are now busy at work identifying the foundation and water table stones in our collection.
They will be sharing their insights and images with us daily which will be posted to the blog. We are thrilled to have them here!
Chris Cortner is a rising third year at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture and is from Boston, Massachusetts. As an architecture student, he expanded his interests further to Historic Preservation and Scenic Design. Chris likes to stay involved at school. He is a member and previous Business Manager for The Virginia Gentlemen, the University’s first A Cappella group, a Committee Member and School Representative for the University Judiciary Committee, and a member of the American Institute of Architecture Students. In his free time, Chris likes to sing, ski, and hang out with his friends, family, and his wonderful dog.
Sarah Rogers is an upcoming junior at the University of Mary Washington, double majoring in Historic Preservation and Geography. At UMW, she is the incoming President of both the Historic Preservation club and the UMW Ambassadors, as well as a resident assistant and a junior class representative in the Historic Preservation department. She wants to one day go to graduate school for historic preservation. In addition to working with Menokin this summer, she is also interning at the Eastern Branch of the North Carolina SHPO. Besides old buildings, her interests include dogs, babies, and reading. She loves a good summer
thunderstorm, preferably watched from a screened-in porch.
Bethany Emenhiser just graduated with her MFA in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Bethany is originally a Hoosier and did her undergraduate studies in history at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, running and stargazing. Bethany’s preservation interests include planning, community engagement and non-profit work. She’s excited to be a part of such a unique project here at Menokin.
Menokin Glass Project team member Ward Bucher is also the editor of the Dictionary of Building Preservation – a reference book of more than 10,000 terms.
The book was the invention of necessity. As a preservation architect, Ward uses these terms regularly in his work. But burdened with a poor memory (high five on that one) he couldn’t always remember the term he was looking for.
So he put together this fabulous reference guide and brought us a signed and dedicated copy today for our library. My hope is to share them with you on a regular basis so you can begin learning the terms along with me.
Find the first term on the Building Preservation Terms post. New terms will be added to the top of the page.
SAVE THE HOUSE: Preconstruction Work
So many exciting things are happening at Menokin in the coming months. We hope that you are able to follow along as they take place and encourage you to visit and observe as the archaeologists, preservation architects, masons, builders and
interns undertake preconstruction work for the Menokin Glass Project.
Here’s a synopsis of the archaeology work that took place at the beginning of this week: Rock and Roll: Extraction of Stones at Menokin
Get all the details here.
Watch a fun video of the archaeologists at work here.