This week I completed my first goal. I finished the rough draft of all of the itineraries that I have been working on since the beginning of my time with the Alliance. I felt very confident about this first draft and my supervisor will be revising them over the next week so that we can get them published to the website! I am excited that I have had the opportunity to work on a project that directly and positively affects those who are visiting Hillsborough.
I then began working on the list of elementary school teachers in the area and compiling spreadsheets that were organized by school and grade. This list will be used in early august so that we can send out an email to the teachers about the services that the Alliance offers for field trips. While this work was not difficult, it was tedious. However, this is one of the steps that needed to be completed in order to send that email. I finished the list by the end of my day on Wednesday and now I believe my next projects will be drafting the email and revising the itineraries.
Although I didn’t go to the visitors center for work on Thursday, I did attend a tour of Ayr Mount. This is one of the local historic sites that Hillsborough prides itself on. While I had been to the site many times and walked the grounds for countless hours, I had never been inside the house. It was a fantastic experience and I learned a great deal about the house and the family that built it. I look forward to conducting more research on the historic sites in Hillsborough. Hopefully they all live up to the standard set by Ayr Mount.
This upcoming week is the big July 4th Parade and Picnic. This is out big event for the summer, so it will be an all-hands-on-deck experience. I anticipate that it will run smoothly and the weather should be nice. I will have more information to write on it next week I am sure.