Live Webinar: History Relevance Coffee Break with Detroit Historical Society
Recorded On: 05/09/2019
- Registration Closed
Take a coffee break to think about the relevance of history with Kalisha Davis of Detroit Historical Society and Max van Balgooy of Engaging Places, LLCand the History Relevance Initiative. During this thirty minute interview and Q&A session, Kalisha and Max will discuss Detroit Historical Society's ongoing project Detroit '67: Looking Back to Move Forward. They will focus in particular on how to build and sustain relationships with individuals and institutions in your community.
This webinar is part of the History Relevance Coffee Break webinar series. Each webinar in this short-form series showcases projects by history organizations that are making history relevant to their communities in meaningful, measurable, and replicable ways. Webinar participants will glean practical tips for how organizations can connect issues of the past to issues of the present and meet their relevance goals.
DATE: May 9, 2018
TIME: 3:00 – 3:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone!)
COST: $Free Members / $5 Non-members
Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Description and Outcomes:
- Learn how Detroit Historical Society makes history relevant in measurable and replicable ways
- Feel motivated to think creatively about how they can make history relevant through projects at their own institution
- Learn practical tips for how organizations can connect issues of the past to issues of the present
- Kalisha Davis, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Detroit Historical Society
- Max van Balgooy, Principal, Engaging Places, LLC; Steering Committee Member, History Relevance
Max van Balgooy
Director, History Leadership Institute
Max A. van Balgooy is president of Engaging Places LLC, a design and strategy firm that connects people and historic places. He has worked with a wide range of historic sites on interpretive planning and business strategy, including James Madison’s Montpelier and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. He is an assistant professor in the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University, directs the History Leadership Institute (formerly known as the Seminar for Historical Administration), serves on the editorial board of Curator, the Museum Journal, and regularly leads workshops at regional and national museum conferences. He is a frequent contributor to professional journals and books, and with Ken Turino of Historic New England, he is preparing an anthology on reinventing the historic house museum for publication by Rowman and Littlefield in early 2019. These experiences provide a rich source of ideas for EngagingPlaces.net, where he blogs regularly about the opportunities and challenges facing historic sites and house museums.