I have started my job search for either an internship or a payed position at an eighteenth century location. I am hoping for an house museum, but will also be willing to look at forts, etc. The point is that I need to get into the time period for my future! If there are no internships, then I will volunteer and work for money somewhere else. I volunteered for two years at Tanner House before I was hired, so I do understand how that can go.
I want to focus in eighteenth and early nineteenth century houses and families. (Before 1830 for me.) House histories do not only include the building, but also the people that lived there. It also includes furniture, walls, etc. You can even go as far as including clothing, but that would be for display and discussion purposes only, really.
While I love where I am (Tanner House Museum), I have to pursue my ultimate goal, otherwise I will never get there!
Today I telephoned Mansker's Station in Goodlettesville, TN. I also called Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee State Parks and Tennessee Preservation Trust. I started here because this is where all of my family is and would be easy to go back "home". I either left a message or they have no openings. Well, I'll just keep going. Someone will say yes and be happy to have me!