Following her sophomore year at the State University of New York in Fredonia, Rebekah Denz was accepted as the 2017 History Intern for The King’s Daughters and Sons.
Rebekah spent five weeks working in the Memorial Museum (housed at the IOKDS’ Benedict House on the grounds of Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY), compiling information that will be used in the next history book to be published.
Additionally, Rebekah worked with the Institution’s Archivist, Jon Schmitz, where she received training in the process of archiving.
According to IOKDS’ Historian, Sue Buck, “Rebekah was able to work quickly and efficiently, and provide me with technical support. We could not have accomplished the amount of research as quickly as we did without her.”
Rebekah stated, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that IOKDS gave me. Chautauqua is like no other place I know. The people who are a part of this charitable organization are so wonderful, and looked after me so well. IOKDS members have welcomed me with open arms into their family, and I am honored to be associated with a group who is as concerned about their history just as much as their future.”