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Firing line

Historical-park docent
Carrie von Glahn ’08 is a certified cannoneer. For her summer job she underwent eight hours of training and then dressed as a Revolutionary War soldier to fire a replica field piece during the July 4 celebrations at the Saratoga National Historical Park. An American-studies major, she had accompanied Professor Mary C. Lynn to a park conference about ways to interest “generation Y” and younger Americans in history and was so intrigued that she applied for a job. Along with battlefield duty, she enjoyed giving tours at the Neilson and Schuyler houses: “It was fun to learn all about eighteenth-century living so I could answer questions and interpret the history for the public.” She admits, “At times I felt out of place among the other park rangers, but everyone was so supportive, it was a great learning experience.” —PD, SR