Alliance Annual Meeting

Our 2019 Annual Meeting will be held October 4-5, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Dublin, Ohio.  The theme will be Local History is American History.

This year’s meeting features two full days of exciting and informative sessions, plus a pre-conference workshop on Thursday, October 3 at the Ohio History Center. We’re excited to have Nekole Alligood of the Delaware Nation as our keynote speaker to anchor a full slate of sessions about American Indian topics, from consultation to working together to archaeological collections care and debunking myths. Other conference sessions include deaccessioning, pest management, building an inclusive board, steering tourism toward your site, and the return of speed networking! The pre-conference workshop speakers, Nekole Alligood of the Delaware Nation and Tyler Swinney of the Cincinnati Museum Center, will discuss the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and what it means for organizations with American Indian collections.

Click here to download the conference brochure.

You may register by printing, completing, and mailing the form linked above, or you may register online here.

To make your hotel reservations at the Crowne Plaza Columbus-Dublin (600 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017): call 1-877-227-6963 and use Group Code OLH (not a typo!), or use this link.


The Alliance presents its Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Annual Meeting. Awards applications and supporting materials must be postmarked 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.  Click here to apply.

Past Annual Meetings

Access resources from past annual meetings.

Thank you to our sponsors!


    Keynote Sponsor:

    Ohio Humanities



Breakfast Sponsor:
American Association of State and Local History


Breakfast Sponsor:
Museums and Historic Sites of Greater Cincinnati



  Conference Packet Sponsor:
  Cowan’s Auctions



  Conference Packet Sponsor:
  Museum Acrylics Company



Interested in sponsoring the conference? Get more information here.