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Dreams of Illustration

By: Rebekah Bjork | June 16, 2017

In 2012, Samantha (Sammy) started volunteering at the Charles A. Lindbergh Historic site as a high school student. Her mother was a new interpreter and she was also interested in the place. We asked her to manage the painting paper plates station for our Children's Day event as she loves art and is good with kids. David Geister was also there to help kids improve their skills. Sammy and David had a fair amount of downtime together and they had good conversations. Sammy asked him questions about becoming an illustrator as a career path.

Fast forward to today - Sammy has graduated from Ithaca University with a degree in illustration. For her culminating project, she created a children's book based on letters Lindbergh and his father wrote to each other (cataloging our onsite collection was another of Sammy's volunteer projects). She submitted this project to Random House Student Illustration Day.

To see the project: www.facebook.com/SamanthaGottwaltIllustration/

Submitted by Melissa Peterson 06/16/2017

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