This week, we are excited to introduce another summer student from our Young Canada Works (YCW) funding, Alexandra Petrie.

What is your name?

Alexandra Petrie

Where are you from?

Oshawa, Ontario

What’s your primary occupation?

Museum Studies Student

Why did you join the Workers’ History Museum?

I believe the opportunity to work with the collection at Worker’s History museum will not only give me professional experience in collections management, but also provide me with the personal satisfaction in helping preserve and interpret a unique collection.

What project have you been involved in that you’re most proud of?

Most of my work is with the collection. We’ve been cataloguing the objects and organizing the storage room. It’s exciting to see what the Museum has collected in addition to creating opportunities for further research.

What’s the best thing about volunteering for the WHM?

There’s always something happening.

If you had a time machine and could visit any historical period, when would you choose?

The early 20th century, just before the First World War.