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2015 OLC - Is History Relevant? Then Let's Do Something About It!
Find out about the History Relevance Campaign‘s Impact Project and help us discover innovative ways to use history to make a difference in people’s lives.
2015 OLC - Small Fish, Big Pond: How to Effectively Advocate in Your Community
Can history organizations afford to not be engaged in advocacy? Find your voice in this session focused on advocacy techniques at both the state and local level, and in both large and small communities.
2015 OLC - We Can Do It! Uncovering Women's History Together
This session explores research and access to women's history through a series of firsthand accounts and offers practical techniques to integrate women's history into a broader interpretation of the nation's sites.
2016 OLC - Small Museums, Big Impact! Change Agents
Examine the successful reinvention of three small museums that used big challenges to guide their institutions to new levels of excellence.
2015 OLC - Commerce + Interpretation: Shared Use at Historic Sites
Shared use between for-profit commercial ventures and museum operations–the best new idea for sustaining historic sites or a risky proposition? The National Trust offers a frank assessment of prototyping this model at Cooper-Molera Adobe from different perspectives and provides a toolkit for evaluating it at your own site.
2015 OLC - Don't be a Runaway Bride: Building a Relationship with Your Community
Participants will explore ways to build sustainable relationships with communities. What are different stages of community engagement and methods museum practitioners can use? Together we'll explore key ingredients for various options–from the "getting to know you" stage to an enduring long term relationship, ending the session fully "engaged."
Juggling Balls and Other High Wire Acts: Collections Management Policy as Safety Net
Using real-life examples, instructor JoAnn Lindstrom demonstrates how to use a collections management policy to help make and enforce difficult decisions.
The ABCs of FICs: What To Do About "Found in the Collection" Items
In this webinar, we discuss FICs, those mysterious artifacts that show up in your collection without a signed deed of gift or other paperwork.
Creating Historic House Interpretive Plans That Connect
Guest speaker Nancy Bryk shows how to develop a research plan including research on the historical characters who lived in the house, the important events that took place there, and changes in the site over time. She discusses where and how to look for this information and then how to use worksheets to develop your interpretive plan based on that research.