The Waldoborough Historical Society welcomes volunteer intern Mikaela Franco during June and July. She is from Charleston, S.C., and is staying with her grandparents, Bruce and Nancy Little, of Nobleboro. A June high school graduate, she will be attending Trident Technical College in Charleston in the fall, where she plans to study to become a teacher. Franco has summered in the area since she was a small child, and after visiting the museum last year offered her help as an intern for 2016. Her great-aunt Jeanette Achorn is a museum hostess, so volunteering runs in the family.

Visitors to the museum this month may see her working on an exhibit or assisting Sue Betts with memorabilia sorting. To date, Franco has set up a Victorian jewelry display, created a file for Waldoboro High School artifacts, assisted with a WHS 1936 exhibit, and even found some items connected with her ancestors in some of the society’s archives.

Textile coordinator Pat Kristiansen has introduced Franco to Thomaston’s Knox Mansion through a visit to that museum. Society President Jean Lawrence said, "The trustees of the museum truly appreciate Mikaela’s interest in the history of Waldoboro and the working of an active museum."

The museum's summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.