The Fentress County Historical Society is pleased to welcome a new student intern who is now working on special projects at the Society Museum in Allardt.  Jonathan Taubert, a student at Roane State Community College’s Jamestown campus, has been working on special projects at the museum during the winter semester and will return for the spring semester. “We are very pleased to have Jonathan at the Museum,” said Mary Robbins, Chairman of the Museum Committee.  “He is working on a project to catalog and compile and create a database of the Fentress County Historical Society Museum holdings.  This is an important step forward for the Museum and the Society is pleased to have this resource made available both for in-house use and to make available to the public.”

Jonathan is a Fentress County native and a 1993 graduate of York Institute.  The son of Jessie Taubert and the late Charles Taubert, he has lived out of the area for many years, returning due to his parents’ failing health. “During the years that I lived away from Fentress County,” he said, “I visited a lot of historic places and found myself drawn to learn about the sites, the areas where they were located and the people who had lived there.  So, it was only natural, when I returned home to continue that interest and do research into the history of my own home county”

This interest led him to the Fentress County Historical Society where he found a need for his research and extensive computer skills.  Fortunately, he was enrolled in the SERV 1010 course at Roane State.  This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to discover more about their community by serving with a local not-for-profit organization.  Jonathan immediately approached the Society with the offer to serve the organization at the museum.  This work-study arrangement is proving to be very worthwhile to both the Society and to Jonathan. “SERV 1010 is a great course,” he said, “and I am enjoying and learning from the projects that I am doing for the Fentress County Historical Society.  This quarter and my first project are just about completed; but I am looking forward to continuing with my work here in the spring.”

If there are other Roane State Community College students in Fentress County who are interested in and eligible for the SERV 1010 course, they are urged to contact Mr. John Brown, Professor of Political Science, at brownjn2@roanestate.edu.

Jonathan Taubert