Meredith Gorres

student

I recently graduated with a Masters in Historic Preservation from the University of Maryland-College Park. I am originally from the Mid-Hudson Valley, NY. My background is in public history and anthropology/archaeology. During my studies at UM, I developed an interest in surveying and researching cultural resources. I took advantage of opportunities to survey cultural resources along the C&O Canal Towpath and at Antietam Battlefield. My internship last summer with the Lost Towns Project involved surveying and photo-documenting 12 Anne Arundel County inventory properties, and completing a chain of title and filling out an MIHP form for each property. The second half of the internship involved doing research on the origin and development of the Baltimore suburb of Brooklyn Park to determine appropriate historic district boundaries. My final project involved researching the history of tourist camps and motels along Route 1 in College Park. Not only did I choose this topic due to my interest in roadside architecture, but I also saw it as a way for the University to give back to the community. I just completed a part-time summer internship at Historic Annapolis and am now on the hunt for a full-time job.

Education

Graduate Student - University of Maryland 2012 - 2014
Student - SUNY New Paltz 2010 - 2010
Student - Marist College 2009 - 2009
Student - Dutchess Community College 2006 - 2008

Professional Experience

Sales Lead - Washington National Cathedral 2013 - Present
Historic Preservation Intern - Historic Annapolis 2014 - 2014
Contractual Conditions Surveyor - University of Maryland/National Park Service 2013 - 2014
Historic Preservation Intern - Lost Towns Project 2013 - 2013
Graduate Assistant - University of Maryland 2012 - 2014
Owner/President - Blue Point Consignment & Antiques, Inc. 2010 - 2011
History/Archaeology Intern - Historic Huguenot Street 2010 - 2010
Internet Salesperson - Vintage Village Antique Center 2008 - 2009
HIstorian's Assistant - Town of Lloyd Historian's Office 2008 - 2009
Food Service Specialist - U. S. Army Reserves 2007 - 2011