2018 Annual Meeting Resources

Past is Present

2018 Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting

Meeting Schedule and Brochure

Keynote Address

The Past is Present – When the National Football League was founded nearly 100 years ago, the founding fathers had three reasons why they felt a league was necessary. Fast forward to the present and it sure doesn’t look like much has changed. One could argue that the same problems still exist. Join us as Joe Horrigan, Executive Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame discusses the formation of the National Football League and how the past is still present in the league today. Joe Horrigan, Executive Director, Pro Football Hall of Fame

Resources from Sessions

Basics of Finding Aids—SOA –  Cate Putirskis and/or Morag Boyd, The Ohio State University Libraries

Holiday Programming: Successes and Horror Stories – Leann Rich, Manager of Education & External Relations, Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Sammy Kay Smith, Director, Spring Hill Historic Home; Todd McCormick, Curator/Director, Logan County Historical Society

Add Context When Researching Family Letters, Journals, and Lore –  Tracy Lawson, Independent Historian

Care of Plastics in Collections – Julie Reilly, Executive Director; and Claire Curran, Assistant Objects Conservator, ICA-Art Conservation

Strategies for Effective Donor Cultivation – Mike Schmidt, Vice President and Partner, Cramer & Associates

Do You Speak Visitor? – Mark Holbrook, Executive Director, Marion Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

A Partnership Approach to Developing American Indian Programming: Delaware County and Ohio History Connection –  Stacey Halfmoon, Director, American Indian Relations, Ohio History Connection; Susan Logan, Education Committee Chair; Benny Shoults, Curator, Meeker Homestead Museum; and Karen Hildebrand, Curriculum Support Committee Chair, Delaware County Historical Society

Minding the Business While Changing the World: Reporting and Fiduciary Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members – Beth Short, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Charitable Law Section

Whoops! Digitization Project Hiccups and Lessons Learned – SOA – Lily Birkhimer, digital projects coordinator, Ohio History Connection; Angela O’Neal, manager, Local History & Genealogy, Columbus Metropolitan Library; Adam Wanter, digital and special collections archivist, MidPointe Library System. (Replaced Bertie’s Journals: The Dawes Arboretum Digitization Project)

Restoring Ohio’s Historical Landscapes and Trends in Species Change – John Watts, Resource Manager, Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks

Making the Most of Your Resources: Working with the Ohio History Service Corps – Sara Fisher, Ohio History Service Corps; Cyrus Moore, Ohio History Service Corps; Mary Beth Rauzi, Outreach Coordinator, Cleveland Grays Armory Museum; Megan Malone, Director, Lillian E. Jones Museum.

Collecting Now: The Why and How of Collecting Modern Materials – Karen Robertson, Ohio History Connection; Eric Rivet, Western Reserve Historical Society

Yes, Your Museum Needs a Strategic Plan! – Kathy LaSota, Professional Facilitator

The Community Within: Discovering African-American History in Rural Ohio – Ric Sheffield, JD; Director, Law & Society Program, Kenyon College Session sponsored by Ohio Humanities

Engaging Youthful Membership in Historic Sites – Taylor Moyer, Senior Humanities teacher at Toledo School for the Arts, trustee for the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Commission, and trustee for the Henry County Historical Society; Betty Derry and Brooke Giebel, Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society

  • Presentation – Betty Derry, Ron Derry, and Brooke Giebel

Best Practices for Developing History Internships – Amy Rohmiller, AmeriCorps Coordinator, Ohio History Connection

Relevance: Is Not a Dirty Word – Terrie Puckett, Director, Grailville; Greg Palumbo, Executive Director, Lakewood Historical Society