About the Curator


Hello and welcome!

My name is Nicole Pacella, and I am from Aurora, Ontario. I am eighteen years old in my first year at the University of Guelph, majoring in history with a minor in marketing. During the summer months I am a lifeguard and swim instructor. I have loved history ever since I was a child and I knew I wanted to study the subject ever since my first American history course in high school. The American Civil War and the French Revolution are my absolute favourite topics in history to study. My minor comes from my interest in business, as I believe marketing and public relations to be an integral part of a business's success. I plan to graduate and get my masters as well as my Ph.D. to become a professor of history, or go to law school to become a lawyer. On the side of my studies, I like to cook meals from around the world and shop for clothes to put together outfits that I photograph.

Invitation to History has taught me the main tools I will need in order to pursue my major in history. The tools that the course has taught me include primary source evaluation, as well as how to look at ephemera and pull historical significance from it. The course did this all while teaching me more about the Scottish tourism culture, a topic I did not know about before but am now fully enthralled with. I have been exposed to a culture that I have always had a keen interest in. From that exposition, I will be pursuing further studies in Scottish history.

The postcard that I have chosen interested me because of the cozy atmosphere it displayed. I was intrigued by the cottage's interior, as it gives an example of the daily life of a regular Scotsman. I mainly wanted to know more about the person that could have lived there, as I am intrigued by the daily lives of people from the past. Come along to explore this postcard and the person that lived in this cozy cottage by clicking next...

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