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Bringing History Home: Educational Outreach Using Local Government Records
January 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB), with funding by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and support from Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University, is proud to sponsor a unique, educational, hands-on workshop opportunity. The Greene County Records Center and Archives, winner of the 2016 OHRAB Achievement Award and the 2016 NAGARA Program Excellence Award, is bringing its outreach initiative to you and giving you the tools to develop such a program in your archives and records center!
In 2015, the Greene County Records Center and Archives set about creating a program, using their archival records, to engage students and educators alike as to what the archives were and how the primary sources that they held, such as freedom papers, maps, deeds, tax records and more, could enrich students’ educational experiences, teach research concepts, and bring the state and national issues that they were studying home on a local level.
The workshop will encompass both presentation and hands-on learning. Lunch will be provided at no charge.
Participants attending this workshop will:
- Gain an understanding of how to develop an educational outreach program, market it and reap the benefits
- Actually participate in the 4th, 6th, and 8th grade programs developed by the Greene County Records Center & Archives
- Take away an educational outreach packet of materials developed by the Greene County Records Center & Archives.
Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 2, in front of Student Union.
A special behind the scenes tour of Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, will follow the workshop for those interested.
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