OLHA Trainings

The Ohio Local History Alliance regularly provides training and professional development through our Annual and Regional Meetings. Selected materials from past Annual Meetings (including recordings of the 2020 and 2021 meeting sessions) are available on our website. Recordings of the 2021 Regional Meetings are also available.

In addition, OLHA also regularly offers targeted training opportunities for member organizations in between the Annual and Regional Meetings. Links to video recordings of these trainings and other related materials will be posted below as they become available.

Partnering for Patrons (July 2023) – What does a library and a non-profit history group have in common, and how can they benefit from a working relationship?


Rethinking Your Open Hours (June 2022) – Kate LaLonde, Worthington Historical Society; Christina Hartleib, Harriet Beecher Stowe House; John Swearingen, Jr., Fulton County Museum Center


Preserve Your Recent History (August 2021) – Leianne Neff Heppner, President & CEO, Summit County Historical Society


The Next Generation: Attracting Young People to Your Organization as Interns, Members, Volunteers, and Board Members (July 2021) – Ohio History Service Corps AmeriCorps Members

Cracking the Code: Volunteer Programs (July/August 2020) – Annie Talmadge, Ohio History Service Corps

Session 1: Back to the Basics

Session 2: Raising the Bar


Collections 101 & 102 (July/August 2020) – Amanda Wachowiak, Ohio History Service Corps

Documenting Your Collection

Preserving and Using Your Collections