Our guest blogger this week is Kendra Ressler, a PHMC Keystone Intern who spent her summer at Ephrata Cloister. This fall, Kendra starts her senior year at Houghton College, where she is majoring in Communications. During her internship, she learned all aspects of historic site operations, including marketing, customer service, and historical interpretation. In this post, she describes a collections research project she undertook with great results. (Thanks to Ephrata Cloister for photos and additional info.)
|Cover of John K. Madlem's autograph book|
|Ephrata Academy was a public school by the time Madlem was a student there|
|Teacher John J. Yeager, Sr., signed the book in January 1880|
To my friends:-
My album’s open! Come and see!
What! won’t you waste a line for me?
Write but a thought a word or two
That memory may revert to you
John K. Madlem.