Alliance Annual Meeting

2023 Annual Meeting – History as Necessity

Quest Conference Center, Columbus, October 6-7, 2023

Registration is now open!

Join us on October 6-7 for our Annual Meeting, organized around the theme History as Necessity and in partnership with the Society of Ohio Archivists. Sessions will discuss a wide array of ways in which collecting, sharing, and commemorating Ohio’s local history can, and perhaps should, become more central in the operations of our organizations.

View the full conference brochure here.

Register online, or via mail using the form in the conference brochure.

The registration deadline is September 22, 2023.

The registration deadline has been extended to Saturday, September 30!


For questions about the conference, please contact:
Dr. Betsy Hedler
Executive Secretary, Ohio Local History Alliance
P: 614-297-2538;
C: 614-398-3491,


The Alliance presents its Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Annual Meeting. Awards applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or emailed by August 1.  Check our Awards page for more information and category information.


The Ohio Local History Alliance has two scholarship opportunities to attend the Alliance’s Annual Meeting. The J.D. Britton Scholarship supports emerging museum professionals, and the Trella Romine Memorial Scholarship may awarded to anyone who needs financial assistance to attend. Both awards grant full registration and lodging.

Past Annual Meetings

Access resources from past annual meetings.

Interested in sponsoring the conference? Get more information here.


Thanks to our 2023 sponsors!

    Cardinal Sponsor:

    American Association for State and Local History

    Cardinal Sponsor:


    Ladybug Sponsor:

    Ohio History Connection

    Ladybug Sponsor:

    Ursuline College

    Ladybug Sponsor:

    Wipiak Consulting & Appraisals