Live Webinar: Historic House Call: Planning for Special Events
Recorded On: 10/30/2018
- Registration Closed
DATE: Tuesday, October 30
TIME: 3:00 – 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone!)
COST: $ Free Members / $30 Non-members
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Description & Outcomes
Is your historic house museum rethinking its ability to generate community interest and relevance? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to engage your current visitors while attracting new ones? Expand your reach by putting on a special event! Whether you are a large historic site or a small house museum there are a multitude of ways to attract audiences while still meeting your mission goals. By providing your public with dynamic alternatives to a tour, your institution can break the mold of the traditional historic house museum and inspire curiosity and interest that also encourages repeat visitation. In this AASLH webinar, presenters Gennie Truelock (Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum) and Tara Richards (Brucemore) provide examples of special events that range from the small (20-100 people) to the large (1000+ people) that appeal to a variety of audiences and provide participants with practical tools and tips for planning and implementing a wide range of events.
- Participants will understand that special events can be of any size and level of complexity and that good planning is key to having a smooth event.
- Participants will be inspired to generate new event ideas while avoiding mission drift.
- Participants will receive examples of event contracts for professional services and vendors, and tools that can be adapted for event planning at their site.
Gennie Truelock is the Programs Manager at the Workman & Temple Family Homestead Museum in California. She is an advocate of using storytelling methods as a tool to encourage audiences to see the relevance of the history that surrounds them, and has helped to implement a variety of programming experiences for visitors ranging from immersive tour experiences to theatrical presentations. She is a member of AASLH’s Historic House Museums Committee.
Tara Richards is Director of Community Engagement at Brucemore.