Alliance Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting – Be the Change

September 30-October 1, 2022


Do you have a great idea you’d like to share with the local history community? The Alliance is now accepting session proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Next year’s theme is Be the Change; and we anticipate being in-person at the Quest Conference Center just north of Columbus in the Polaris area on September 30 – October 1, 2022.


Click here to view our session proposal form.

From roundtable discussions to panel presentations to workshops, 2022 sessions should explore ways museums and history organizations make a difference in their communities. We also welcome sessions on any aspect of public history theory and practice. We are considering ways to include an online attendance option, so presenters should consider whether or how their presentations could be adapted for online presentation in addition to a face-to-face delivery.

Submissions are due January 31, 2022Deadline extended to February 18, 2022!



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.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors!


    Premier Sponsor:

    Ohio Humanities

    Awards Sponsor:

    Fernandez-Hillibish History Fund

    Awards Sponsor:

    Hindman Auctions

    Awards Sponsor:

    Ursuline College

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    Conference Sponsor:

    Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

    Conference Sponsor:

    Museum Acrylics Company

    Conference Sponsor:

    Ohio History Connection

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    Exhibiting Sponsor:

    Maid For Homes

Interested in sponsoring the conference? Get more information here.