Madeline Arbutus received Student Internship & Service funding from the UMBC Career Center, for an internship at The Liriodendron, an historical 1890s mansion in Bel Air, Maryland.
The mansion belonged to Dr. Howard Kelly, one of the four founding physicians of the Johns Hopkins Medical College. In the 1980s, the estate was gifted to Harford County and the Liriodendron Foundation was established to preserve the grounds and celebrate its history. The Liriodendron is now a popular wedding venue and a thriving cultural center that features local artists in the art gallery and engages the nearby community through rotating museum exhibits, artist circles and discussions, live music series, and mansion tours.
In addition to directing visitors around the mansion and sharing historical facts with them about the former owner and the Palladian architecture, Madeline will be working under the site manager to design creative flyers for upcoming events, revamp their social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter), and assist with administrative paperwork.