For local history organizations to move forward, the board, volunteers and staff need to continually learn new skills. Our Local History Services staff has crafted workshops and webinars to help you succeed by developing new expertise and learning best practices. We also offer workshops on demand at your site.
Monday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grissom Air Museum, Peru
Whether you’re a new museum trainee or a seasoned veteran, this Boot Camp is for you! Spend a day in intensive basic training focused on four branches of museum fundamentals: management; collections; exhibits; and fundraising. You’ll leave with an arsenal of resources for your museum operations.
$30; $25 IHS member; $20 Local History Partner. Lunch is included.
So This Box Comes In…
Monday, June 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (register by June 13)
Switzerland County Historical Society, Vevay
Cost: $20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner
Learn the steps in processing incoming donations to your museum from the time they show up on your doorstep until you’re ready to store them. The workshop will give the tools you need to answer the questions: should you accept the items? How do you document the donation? How do you process and catalogue the items? What are good storage solutions? Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards COLL 1 and 2. LEU credits available.
NOTE: To access recordings, you will be asked to enter your first and last name as well as your email address. Recorded webinars are free to view.
Laying a Strong Foundation: Planning and Implementing Building Projects (72 minutes)
Is a building project in your future? Do you want to learn more about best practices, fundraising and working with contractors? This webinar covers the basics of planning and implementing successful capital projects. Originally recorded on Feb. 5, 2018.
Members as Donors (60 minutes)
Learn how to think of your members as donors in order to strengthen their connections to your organization and streamline your fundraising process. A Heritage Support Grants Webinar.
Local History Services staff will come to your location to present a free workshop just for your organization – or you can include other groups in your neighborhood. The workshops are casual, interactive, filled with information and even a few laughs. Workshop topics include collections, governance, management and more.
To find out about topics or to schedule a workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 232-4591.
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