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July 2020

Cemeteries for Genealogy Research (OHC Webinar)

July 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online
Free

Saturday July 18, 2020 ∞ 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Online Hunting for an ancestor’s gravestone can be an exciting adventure or a frustrating series of dead ends. When we find our ancestor’s gravestone, we often are in awe, as it can give important birth, death, and marriage dates. To provide this information, cemeteries need to be preserved and be taken care of. Join cemetery expert Krista Horrocks as she explains how the gravestones and historical documentation on cemeteries provide important genealogical information,…

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August 2020

Cracking the Code: Volunteer Programs (OLHA Webinar Series)

August 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am
Online
Free

CRACKING THE CODE: Volunteer Program Webinar Series For many local organizations, a primary concern is a lack of volunteers needed to reach their goals. Through this workshop series, we will provide local history and community non-profits with the tools to build the infrastructure to recruit and effectively utilize volunteers. Participants will have the opportunity to use their own organizations as case studies, hopefully leading to real change and implementation. August 7 - 10:00-11:30 Back to the Basics August 14 -…

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Collections 101 & 102: Getting Off on the Right Foot (OLHA Webinar Series)

August 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - August 13, 2020 @ 11:30 pm
Online
Free

A primer on object handling, labeling, storage solutions, research, and more. Connect with other institutions and Ohio History Service Corps (AmeriCorps) resources while learning about basic standards, practices, and principles of collections care. This two-part webinar is structured for small to medium size local history organizations who are just starting out or are looking for a refresher on best practices for collections care and management. August 11, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Collections 101 Part one - Documenting…

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Digitization 101 – Part 3: Providing Access and Measuring Success (OLHA)

August 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online
Free

Interested in learning how you can digitize your collections? Attend our FREE 3-part webinar series to learn almost everything you need to know, from start to finish. Part 3, Providing Access and Measuring Success will cover metadata standards and best practices; storage; hosting and public access; and project evaluation. Sponsored by the Ohio Local History Alliance and presented by Ohio Memory staff at the Ohio History Connection.

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September 2020

Digital Camps: A Learning Experience for Both Campers & Staff (Webinar)

September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online
Free

The Small Museum Association is pleased to present the first in a series of monthly webinars, taking the place of the 2021 SMA conference. This year's theme is "Museums Respond to Crisis." Please join us Friday, September 18, 2020 from 1 pm to 2 pm ET REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE HERE Digital Camps: A Learning Experience for Both Campers & Staff  Learn how The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio turned their traditional 8 week summer day camp into a 6 week "Camp…

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October 2020

Checking Your Closets: Incorporating Queer Narratives in Historic House Museums (webinar)

October 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online
Free

How should you include LGBTQIA+ diversity in your historic house? Danielle Bennett, John-Duane Kingsley, and Frank Vagnone, President, Twisted Preservation Cultural Consulting will present case studies of historic houses that have embraced queer narratives and offer insight into how to begin thinking about including LGBTQIA+ content in your historic house museum. Program is free but advance registration required. Closed Caption and/or ASL interpretation will be provided upon request.

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Webinar: “A Storied Centennial: Race and Racism In The Women’s Suffrage Movement”

October 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online
Free

On October 27 at 3pm, Sinclair Community College will present a webinar called “A Storied Centennial: Race and Racism In The Women’s Suffrage Movement.” To register for this free event, click here: https://bit.ly/2FPXuLF

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November 2020

Webinar: HVAC Systems & COVID Strategies

November 10, 2020 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm
Online
Free

Online: 1 to 2 p.m. (CT) November 10. This session will be focused on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and will explore strategies to implement during the pandemic (and beyond). The first part of the workshop, Rebecca will present some common HVAC systems and her recommendations that could be adapted to your context. The second part will be open to specific questions you may have.  Please share what questions or hurdles you are facing with your current HVAC system…

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Americans with Disabilities Act and Historic Rehabilitation (Webinar)

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online
Free

Join Heritage Ohio for this webinar, to increase the understanding of when it is essential to upgrade a structure to meet guidelines for the American’s with Disabilities Act and when the Ohio Building Code will require changes. It is equally important to understand when changes are NOT required. Guidance will cover how historic properties can be made accessible while preserving the historic character; what steps can be taken to conduct a simple audit as a planning step; how to review…

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COVID-19 & Collections – ICA-Art Conservation Webinar

November 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Online
Free

In this lively and accessible presentation three ICA conservators will share information and resources on caring for cultural heritage collections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Painting conservator Wendy Partridge, textile conservator, Jane Hammond, and object conservator Claire Curran will discuss the dos and definitely-do-nots of collection decontamination, provide the most up-to-date professional guidelines and practical information from national collecting and preservation organizations about disinfecting museum spaces and establishing cleaning protocols, and they will address reopening issues as they relate to collections…

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February 2021

Online Fundraising: Two Case Studies (OMA Webinar)

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online
$10 – $15

With COVID protocols complicating logistics and limiting in-person options for holding traditional fundraisers and galas, many museums are focusing on shifting their fundraising events online. Join us February 8 to hear from two museums that pivoted traditional in-person fundraisers to highly successful virtual events. Traci Buckner from the Akron Children’s Museum will speak about the museum’s Grown Up Play Date, and Kelli Kling and Marissa Muniz from the Wood County Museum will explore their 2020 Virtual Gala. Hear about the systems and programs used, lessons learned, what they…

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March 2021

OLHA Virtual Regional Meeting – Regions 5 & 10

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online
$1 – $30

March 6: Regions 5 & 10 – Click here to register. Building and Maintaining a Relationship with Your Downtown and Community with Judy Bratten and Paul Zuros, Historic Fort Steuben How to Handle Angry Visitors: COVID edition with Wendy Zucal and Jacob Masters, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

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OLHA Virtual Regional Meeting – Regions 3 & 4

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online
$1 – $30

March 13: Regions 3 & 4 – Click here to register. Cover Your ASSets: Be Prepared with Mary Plazo, Akron-Summit County Public Library; Leianne Neff Heppner, Summit County Historical Society; and Greg Palumbo, Lakewood Historical Society Adapting Your Programming to an Online Audience with Rebecca Urban, Peninsula Foundation; Melissa Karman, The Sutliff Museum; and Barbara Piscopo and Jenn McManamon, Lorain Historical Society

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OLHA Virtual Regional Meeting – Regions 8 & 9

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online
$1 – $30

March 20: Regions 8 & 9 – Click here to register. Building an Internship Program to Involve Young People in Your Organization with Brad Davis, Southeast Ohio History Center Overcoming Obstacles to Historic Preservation in Your Community with Tom O’Grady, Southeast Ohio History Center, and Carrie Rhodus, Ohio History Service Corps

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April 2021

OLHA Virtual Regional Meeting – Regions 2 & 6

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online
$1 – $30

April 10: Regions 2 & 6 – Click here to register. Overcoming Obstacles for the Preservation of Poindexter Village with Reita Smith, James Preston Poindexter Foundation Grants for Your Institution: Where to Find Them and How to Get Them with Ron Davidson, Sandusky Libraries

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