Heather McCarty on why she joined the project and what she has learned so far.
“In hopes to become a museum curator in the future, I decided to take on the challenge of helping to curate the Native American artifacts of the Richard Cook Collection. The process is actually quite interesting and I’m learning a lot from the whole experience. Identifying and cataloguing each artifact makes me feel like I am doing something significant for the world. I haven’t taken a geology course yet, since I am just starting my second year of college this fall. However, I feel like I am gaining so much knowledge about different types of rocks and how humans have manipulated them in ways to improve their ways of living. It’s definitely a great hands-on experience that’ll help my museum curating journey.”