Past NSCDA-Old Salem Interns

These are previous interns that have worked for Old Salem under the funded internship:

Catherine Garner
Master’s in Historic Preservation, University of Georgia

2012 NSCDA Intern

Catherine Garner is a native of NC, growing up in nearby Kernersville. After attending UNC-CH for her undergraduate degree in Geography and Urban Planning she began the Master’s program at University of Georgia. She returned to the area in the summer of 2012 and worked on a variety of tasks. She revised and updated the Old Salem Resident’s Guidelines, which are the guidelines used by Old Salem to administer its deed covenants.  She worked on updating interpretive signage in the district about sites of archaeological and architectural interest. She also worked on developing a computer model of the restored appearance of the Salt-Flax House. Ms. Garner is now working as a planner in Salisbury, NC, including with the local Historic District Commission.

Jason Aldridge
Master’s in Historic Preservation, University of Georgia

jason aldridge.ncscda intern 2013Jason Aldridge was another student from the University of Georgia. A native of Georgia, he completed his Bachelors in History before starting the Master’s program. He came to Old Salem with the major project to undertake an architectural investigation of the 1815 Salt-Flax House.  After weeks of investigation, he prepared a report on the changes to the building and updated the computer model of the restored appearance of the building at different stages in its development. The report was used for the Certificate of Appropriateness and by an architect to design the restoration, the building was sold to a private owner with deed covenants to restore the building to its c. 1850 appearance. He is now a Historic Sites Specialist with the Florida Division of Historic Resources.

Andrew Frantz
Ph.D. in History, University of California, Riverside

Frantz HeadshotAndrew Frantz had a connection to Salem as a native of the Moravian community of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He had also attended William and Mary and worked in Colonial Williamsburg. A Ph.D. student at the University of California, Riverside, he came back to the east coast to work on several research projects in Old Salem. During his summer, he developed materials on the Fayetteville Plank Road and interpretive signage was installed to explain the significance of Salem to this historic endeavor. He also researched the Hagen House and the Fogle Brothers’ Construction Company, a prolific building firm in the 18th and early 20th century in (then) Salem. He also researched historical background for the Missionary House, a non-contributing 20th century building in the Salem district that was to be removed in order to excavate 18th century pottery kilns.

Beau Lockard
Master’s in Public History, Appalachian State University

Beau Lockard ncscda 2015 croppedC. Beau Lockard came from the graduate program in Public History at Appalachian State University, with a concentration in Historic Preservation. He also has a Bachelors’ in Archaeology which allowed him to work on an archaeological excavation of the 1766 Builders’ House during the summer of 2015. Assisting a doctoral student from UNC-CH, they worked to identify the original footprint and fireplace location. When he wasn’t working in the field or in the archaeology lab, Beau researched a little known and recently identified historic 1813 Waterson House on the southwest side of Salem. After his internship finished, he is continuing to work on the archaeological site to finish up some last details.

Thomas Kramer
Master’s in Preservation, Goucher College

tommy-kramer-nscda-2016‘Tommy’ Kramer finished his Master’s in Historic Preservation at Goucher College, and lives in Nashville. Initially enlisting in the Air Force out of high school, he obtained his BA in History from Dominican College (California). After teaching social studies for a dozen years, he returned to school for his Master’s degree. During the summer of 2015 at Old Salem, Tommy conducted an intensive conditions assessment of all the historic buildings operated by Old Salem. The results of the survey are being used to prioritize work over the next 5-10 years on the buildings owned by the museum.