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April 2019

Region 5 – EAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way
Massillon, OH 44646 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, March 29 For organizations in Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Wayne Counties. Host/Meet at: Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 CONCURRENT SESSIONS PANEL: Museum Mascots: Ambassadors for Your Organization with Kami Stanley, Reeves Museum; and Jill Decker, Massilon Museum PANEL: What is it? Resources to Help You Identify Your Artifact with Mandy Altimus Stahl, Massillon Museum; and Kimberly Kenney, William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum 11:00…

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Region 2 – NORTH CENTRAL – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lexington Senior Civic Center, 67 E Main St
Lexington, OH 44904 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, April 5 For organizations in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties. Host: Richland County Museum Meet at: Lexington Senior Civic Center, 67 E Main St, Lexington, OH 44904 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Finding Aids for the People: Creating Finding Aids for Paper Collections with Cate Putirskis, The Ohio State University Libraries 11:00 SHARING TIME 11:45 LUNCH 12:30 ALLIANCE REGION 2 BUSINESS MEETING & OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION LOCAL HISTORY SERVICES REPORT 1:00 SESSION  Engaging Young People with…

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Region 4 – NORTHEAST – OLHA Regional Meeting

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trumbull County Historical Society, Warren-Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren, OH 44483 United States
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$30 – $35

Register by Friday, April 5 For organizations in Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage, and Trumbull Counties. Host: Trumbull County Historical Society Meet at: The Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Avenue, Warren, Ohio 44483 9:00 REGISTRATION 9:30 WELCOME 9:45 SESSION  Marketing and Social Media Presence for Small Museums with Amber Farris, McKinley Memorial Museum 10:45 SESSION  Strategic Planning: Benefits and Lessons Learned with Meghan Reed and panelists, Trumbull County Historical Society 11:30 SHARING TIME 12:15 LUNCH 1:00 ALLIANCE REGION 4 BUSINESS MEETING & OHIO HISTORY CONNECTION LOCAL HISTORY OFFICE REPORT 1:45 SESSION  Minding the Business While Changing the World: Reporting and Fiduciary…

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Genealogical DNA Testing for Beginners

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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$15 – $20

Nationally-known expert Kelli Bergheimer explains how DNA testing can help you find your matches and break down barriers in your research.  Learn about different types of DNA testing, determine which test makes the most sense for you and make sense of your results. Date/Time: April 13, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: Ohio History Center Cost: $15/Ohio History Connection members, $20/non-members Register Online Or Call: 800.686.1541

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May 2019

Willard Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 2:00 pm
Willard Middle/High School, 1 Flashes Ave.
Willard, OH 44890 United States
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Free

Every May, eighth-grade students at Willard Middle School create a Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment in Willard, Ohio. Join the fun this year. May 10-11, 2019 Reenactors, Suttlers, and Volunteers are welcome. Learn about life in the 1700s and watch battle scenes reenacted by students. Volunteer sign up Details at https://willardrevwar.com/ Vendors for the Colonial Trade Fair Details at https://willardrevwar.com/

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Learning More about Your Family Photographs

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ohio History Center, 800 E 17th Ave
Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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$15 – $20

May 11, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ohio History CenterWant to find out more about the old photos you’ve collected? There may be information captured in those images that tell you more than you realize.  Sharpen your observation skills and learn how to accurately assign a date to a photograph which can help you in your family history research.  This hands on workshop focuses on 19th and early 20th century photography.Cost: $15/Ohio History Connection members, $20/non-members Register Online Or Call: 800.686.1541

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Fundraising for Sustainability: How to Increase Revenue for Small Institutions

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W Wood St
Youngstown, OH 44501 United States
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Free

Join us for “Fundraising for Sustainability: How to Increase Revenue for Small Institutions.” Has your organization struggled with fundraising and community support? Are you looking for ways to increase your programs and your membership? Join us to discuss ways that small institutions can build capacity for long-term sustainability. Meghan Reed is the Director of the Trumbull County Historical Society. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. Send RSVP and questions to Brianna Treleven, bltreleven.americorps@gmail.com, 330-941-3459. Registration is highly…

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The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Loveland)

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Grail, 931 Obannonville Rd
Loveland, OH 45140 United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Wednesday, May 29, The Grail, Loveland, Region 8…

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June 2019

Disability History Lecture & Ida Saxton McKinley Birthday Tea

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, 40 North Main St
Niles, OH 44446 United States
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Free

Join us Thursday, June 6th from 12 pm to 2 pm as we welcome Dr. Marcelle Wilson of Youngstown State University for her lecture "Disability History In the 19th & 20th Centuries" with our first annual Ida Saxton McKinley Birthday Tea. The 2019 McKinley History Speakers Series is presented by the McKinley Memorial Museum and the McKinley Memorial Library. The events will take place in the Auditorium on the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial grounds. All programs are free, open to…

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Gravestone Preservation Workshop 2019

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm
Brownhelm Cemetery, 3025 North Ridge Road
Vermilion, OH 44089 United States
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$50

The Brownhelm Historical Association is sponsoring a gravestone preservation workshop where you will learn how to properly and effectively clean, restore, and preserve gravestones during this 2-day course. The training will be led by Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians of Ohio. Specifically, we will be learning the 6 basic & most important steps to cemetery preservation. For those who attended last year, more advanced techniques and demonstrations will be available. Lunch and drinks will be provided by the Brownhelm Historical…

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Digitizing on a Dime: Digitization Basics for Individuals and Small Genealogy Societies

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W Wood St
Youngstown, OH 44501 United States
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Free

Join us for “Digitizing on a Dime: Digitization Basics for Individuals and Small Genealogy Societies.” This workshop demonstrates the basics of digitization for your family or society’s historic photos and documents. Learn best practices for creating and keeping digital files with limited resources. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of digitization, image capture techniques, description requirements, and storage and access to your digital collections. Kristin Britanik is the Digital Collections Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh and Founder of Deep…

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Catalyzing Conversations: How to Activate Collections in a Socially Relevant Way

June 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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$15 – $25

Events of the past few years have thrown a stark light on the nature of museum-community connection, and prompted many to ask: What could be the role of a museum to respond to events that rock our communities? and What are the moral implications of “business as usual”? While artists often tackle issues of their time, institutions tend to be conservative in their response. Recently, however, some in the museum field have signaled increasing willingness to take a more explicit role as community…

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The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Delphos)

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of Postal History, 339 N Main St
Delphos, OH 45833 United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Wednesday, June 26, Museum of Postal History,…

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July 2019

The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Caldwell)

July 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Noble County Historical Society, Ball-Caldwell Homestead; 16 East St.
Caldwell, OH 43724 United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Thursday, July 11, Noble County Historical Society,…

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The Strategic Playbook: Intro to Strategic Planning (Warren)

July 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Sutliff Museum, 444 Mahoning Ave NW
Warren, OH United States
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$30

Ohio History Connection Department of Local History presents The Strategic Playbook: An Intro to Strategic Planning for History Organizations Learn what strategic planning is, why it is essential for organizational development, how to create and implement a strategic plan and how to establish a criteria for measuring success. Lunch will be provided. All workshops are held 9:30 a.m.—4 p.m. Participants should bring a copy of their most recent planning documents. Cost: $30/two people Saturday, July 13, The Sutliff Museum, Warren, Region…

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