George Hossler - 2006

His strong interest in American History led George Hossler, a senior at Fremont, Ohio's St. Joseph's High School, to spend a week at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums learning more about public history institutions. George's hours were divided between the Museum and the Manuscripts Division. He assisted Museum Registrar Mary Lou Rendon in designing the layout for the temporary exhibit "Art of the Stamp" that opened June 29th.

George's time at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums coincided with the week-long NEH workshop for community college faculty, "Untarnishing the Gilded Age." He traveled with the participants to visit the President James A. Garfield Home in Mentor, Ohio, and the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, where the group toured the exhibit "Millionaires Row."

George is especially interested in America's Civil War. He transcribed and digitized some of the wartime letters of local Civil War soldier Captain Jonathan Harrington that will appear on the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums website.

George will attend Bowling Green State University this fall. We wish him the very best!