My name is Tellie, and I’m a curly head that loves all things, History, and Museum related. I love all things that are for the culture as well! As Alice Walker says, “activism is my rent for living on the planet.” My activism is the fuel and mission behind this blog, but I wanted to give a little taste of who I am as a person, in the current. I often live vicariously through historical figures. So, here’s a short Q&A about my work life, personal life, and a secret fact.🤫
Where do you work?
I am the Collections Inventory Coordinator at a museum in South Carolina. We have four floors, and each floor is dedicated to a discipline: Art, History, Science, and Natural History. My favorite floor is the History section. I love the artifacts and the potential I see as I walk through the exhibits. As someone who is extremely passionate about representation, it feels goods to think about the renovations that will one day happen to the galleries.
What does an average day look like for you?
The beauty of working in the museum collections department is the difference in day-to-day task. I guess a usual day would involve me gathering information and images for objects in the storage rooms. It is the dream of every collections museum worker to have every objected cataloged and digitized. So, that’s what my average day would look like, but right now, I am assisting the Registrar with unboxing and cataloging historic face vessels for an upcoming exhibit.
What do you for fun?
I travel. I want to visit every state and every country at least twice. My favorite trips thus far have been Cuba and Bermuda. I learned so much on these trips. Yes, I did relax and I sipped pineapple rum drinks on the beach, but I’m not a tourist; I am a traveler. I like to get enriched with the culture as much as I can. I try to live like the locals with every trip I take. My favorite memory of Bermuda is getting to explore the National Museum without visitors. We got so lucky! We showed up as they were closing because Google maps lied to us. But, the security guard was nice enough to let us tour the site until he shut it down. Bermuda’s Museum is a fortress Keep, so we had plenty of time to explore. I also want to visit every castle in the U.S. Yes, there are castles in the U.S., some are just really large estates that look really freaking cool!
Where are you from?
I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland, so the move to South Carolina was to pursue my dream. Since my immediate family is still in Maryland, I frequently visit every two-three weeks on the weekend. I actually begin to have airplane withdrawal if I don’t feel that liftoff feeling in a certain amount of time. 2020 has been kind of rough for me. Not seeing my family as much due to the condition of the world is a bummer. Plus, this was my biggest year of travel. In July, I should have been eating dinner at the Jules Verne restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower.
Give a secret that only your family and friends know.
I recently shared one on my Instagram page, but I guess I can tell another. I love race cars! I own a 2001 Black Mustang with white racing stripes. Before that, I owned a Black Mitsubishi Eclipse, that I actually took out for races (Don’t tell my mom). I am currently driving my Mazda 3 while in South Carolina, and it has some speed to it. For now, the Mustang lives in Baltimore. I love the Fast & Furious Series, and one day I hope to own an anniversary edition corvette in silver.
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