Day 1 at Pullman National Historical Park was like stepping back into a familiar storybook, filled with characters and tales that never get old. Seeing Ranger Alex again felt like catching up with an old pal who always has the best stories to share. He knows the park like the back of his hand, and every time we meet, he adds another layer to our understanding of this place. Fun fact; he has been at the park since March and was formerly a classroom teacher.
Assistant Superintendent Sue, with whom we've had the pleasure of working before, was there too, greeting us with her warm smile and infectious enthusiasm. She's got this amazing ability to juggle the preservation of the park's history with keeping it welcoming for visitors, and it's always inspiring to hear her take on things.
Meeting Superintendent Teri Gage was a highlight. She's got this energy and vision for the park that's contagious. Chatting with her, you can't help but feel excited about the future of Pullman National Historical Park and its role in the community.
The staff at Pullman are something else. Each one of them is so dedicated to their work, and their passion for this place really shines through. They're not just working here; they're keeping the stories and history alive, and it's so cool to see.
Scouting locations for our LiveStream on Thursday took us all over the park. Each spot had its own vibe and story, and we can't wait to share these hidden gems with everyone online.
The tour of the buildings was like a walk down memory lane, with each structure whispering tales of the past. And let me tell you, the coffee and pastry smells at the Pullman House Project? Absolutely divine. We will definitely be grabbing some of those delicious pastries on Friday.
Visiting Rebecca at the Historic Pullman Foundation really hit home how important this place is. The foundation’s work in getting us here and supporting the park is a testament to the power of community in preserving our national heritage. We are very grateful for their support. She opened up just for us and you could see how proud she was to help us imagine the past with her.
As we wrapped up the day, the excitement for tomorrow's work at Poe Classical School was palpable. Sharing the magic of Pullman National Historical Park with the kids is going to be amazing. We can't wait to spark that sense of wonder and respect for this national treasure in the younger generation, just like it has been sparked in us. Today wasn’t just about visiting a park; it was about reconnecting with old friends, making new ones, and being part of a story that’s much bigger than ourselves.