A Summer at Chatham: Thoughts of a Pohanka Intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

By Estee Reed ’16

At 8:30 in the morning I step out of my car and head up to the imposing manor house situated on a hill overlooking the quant town of Fredericksburg. While most people might be put off by it’s creaky floor boards, the cracks in the ceiling, or the delightfully surprising way the two front doors like to open by themselves; I love it. I love working at Chatham.

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Chatham Manor

Having been built in 1771, the manor house has played host to many famous people and has been present for some of the most significant historical events in American history. And while the history of Chatham is absolutely fascinating, it is the visitors that come to Chatham that make me love working there. Continue reading “A Summer at Chatham: Thoughts of a Pohanka Intern at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park”