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Tuesday - Saturday10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Indiana Experience Admission Free IHS MembersFree Children under 5$9 Adult$8 Seniors 60 and older$5 Youth ages 5 through 17 Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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We love to share what we've learned

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.

Webinars

Online learning opportunities from your home or office. All times listed are in Eastern time zone.

Evaluating Your Outcome
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 to 3 p.m.

Register by Dec. 12
Free

You don’t need to be an expert to carry out useful program evaluation. This webinar will discuss basic feedback methods you can use to gauge the success of your organization’s programs. A Heritage Support Grants webinar. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.

Laying a Strong Foundation: Planning and Implementing Building Projects
Monday, Jan. 22, 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Register by Jan. 20
$20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Is a building project in your future? Do you want to learn more about best practices, fundraising and working with contractors? Join us for an informative and interesting webinar focused on the basics of planning and implementing successful capital projects. Addresses AASLH StEPs standards HSL 2, 4 and 5. LEU credits available.

Board Roles in Fundraising
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Register by Feb. 20
Free

Board members have an important role to play in the organization’s fundraising. This webinar will cover some of these responsibilities, and explore how education, communication and planning can help everyone get on the same page and move forward with fundraising. Addresses AASLH StEPs standards MVG 3 and 5; and MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.

Social Media for Museums and Nonprofits
Thursday, May 10, 2 to 3:15 p.m
Register by May 8
$20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Learn about why and how organizations should use social media, e-newsletters, blogs and other forms of digital content marketing to engage with your audience, as well as what steps to take to create a strategy that works for your organization. Addresses AASLH StEPs standards AUD 1 and 4. LEU credits available.

Dissecting Digitization
Thursday, June 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Register by June 5
$20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Digitization can be a complex project to tackle. Learn about the pieces of a digitization project and how to ready yourself for success. Addresses AASLH StEPs standards COLL 2, 4, and 5, and AUD 3. LEU credits available.

Museum Boot Camps

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; audience; and fundraising. You’ll leave with an arsenal of resources for your museum operations.

We’ll cover:
• Operational and long-range planning
• Collection practices, policies and preservation
• Connecting with your community and welcoming visitors
• Developing a basic fundraising plan

$30; $25 IHS member; $20 Local History Partner. Lunch is included.

Boot Camps will be held in four locations (each Boot Camp will cover the same topics). Addresses StEPs standards MVG 1 and 2; COLL 1, 2, and 5; AUD 1, 2 and 5; and MGMT 1, 2 and 9.

Monday, March 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany

Monday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Central)
Lyles Station, Princeton

Monday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Central)
Porter County Museum, Valparaiso

Monday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Whitley County Museum, Columbia City

 

Free Fundraising Workshops

Pitching Your Project
Thursday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Register by March 6
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Free

Knock your full grant proposal out of the park. The batting order for this workshop includes logic models, grant writing tips and one-on-one time with your LHS grant coach. In the afternoon, we will provide time and computer access for anyone interested in doing some on-site writing. A Heritage Support Grants workshop.

Annual Giving and Special Events
Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Register by June 17
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Rooney Library, Meeting Room 1, West Terre Haute
Free

Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Register by June 19
Tipton County Heritage Center and Museum, Tipton
Free

Join us for a two-for-one. We’ll spend the morning talking about the importance of the annual fund as the basis for all other fundraising efforts. In the afternoon, we’ll discuss special events and how they can help build relationships with donors. Attend half day or join us for the full day at either location. A Heritage Support Grants workshop.

 

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