The Abbe welcomes new intern, Viginia Mellen!

The Abbe is pleased to welcome recent College of the Atlantic graduate, Virginia Mellen, on as an intern this fall. We originally met Virginia while she was working on a project for Friends of Island History. She completed a comprehensive Historical Resource Index Survey, gathering important information from local museums, libraries and historical societies and compiling all that information into a report that is incredibly thorough.

Virginia comes to us with quite an impressive resume. She has worked as a faculty assistant at the College of the Atlantic, an interpretive ranger at Acadia National Park, a co-curator at the Naturalist's Notebook, a researcher at the Bar Harbor Whale Museum and Allied Whale and, most recently, as a lead intern at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Virginia will begin her volunteer work with us doing a marketing survey and helping out in various ways with marketing and development. She will also be working on upcoming exhibits and educational programming development.

We are thrilled to have Virginia on board!