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June 2020

Heritage Tourism and Museums: Collaborating for Success (Webinar)

June 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
Free

What is heritage tourism? Who are heritage tourists and how can your museum reach them? This discussion will focus on these questions, why they should be central to your museum’s mission and outreach efforts, and why they are more important than ever in the wake of COVID-19. Sarah Page will explore ways to collaborate locally and regionally to improve the visitor experience at your museum and in your community as a whole. She’ll also discuss the importance of interpretation and…

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DNA: A Case Study: A Mystery First Cousin (OHC Webinar)

June 13, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Online
$20

Have you ever wondered how amateur and professional genealogists identify unknown matches from the major DNA testing companies?  Join Kelli Bergheimer, DNA expert, as she explains the methodology and steps needed to uncover the mysteries in your match list.  This webinar will be Saturday June 13, 2020 from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m..  To register, visit ohiohistory.org/genealogy, email reservations@ohiohistory.org, or call 800.686.1541.

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Digitization 101 – Part 1: Plan Before You Scan (OLHA)

June 17, 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 1: Plan Before You Scan, will cover project planning and management; funding; vendor selection; material selection, and copyright. Sponsored by the Ohio Local History Alliance and presented by Ohio Memory staff at the Ohio History Connection.

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The Value of History During Crisis (Webinar)

June 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
Free

Thurs., June 18, 2020 • Via Zoom Due to concerns about COVID 19, this event has changed from History Majors Preferred to The Value of History During Crisis and will be a webinar. We know we’re living through historic times. As we make our way forward together, we’re turning to our past to better understand what’s happening in our world today. From the flu pandemic of 1918, the Great Depression and 9/11, history shows us parallels to our present that prove…

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July 2020

Digitization 101 – Part 2: Tools and Techniques (OLHA)

July 14, 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 2, Tools and Techniques, will cover equipment, scanning standards and best practices, and newspaper digitization. Sponsored by the Ohio Local History Alliance and presented by Ohio Memory staff at the Ohio History Connection.

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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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