2021 Annual Meeting Resources

Challenge Accepted: Overcoming Obstacles

Session Resources from the 2021 Ohio Local History Alliance Virtual Annual Meeting
September 30-October 2, 2021

Meeting Schedule and Brochure

Keynote: Making the Local Universal: How Hidden Histories in Ohio Communities Can Broaden Audiences and Bring More Support – Anna-Lisa Cox

Outstanding Achievement Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 30

Historic Properties and ADA – Polly Lynam Bloom, Associate AIA, Historic Architecture; and Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA; Perspectus

Community Partnership for the Preservation of Jewish History in the Mahoning Valley (SOA Track) – Kayla Metzger, Site Manager, Spring Hill Historic Home and OHSC alumna; Sarah Wilschek, Executive Director, Congregation Rodef Sholom; Hannah Klacik, Youngstown State University; Martha Bishop, Archives/Library Assistant, Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

Fabric Treasures: Caring for the Quilts in your Collection – Mary Royer

Making Your DPLA Harvest Go Further (SOA Track) – John Dewees, Supervisor Digitization Services, Toledo Lucas County Public Library; Penelope Shumaker, Metadata Librarian, State Library of Ohio

Valuing Cyclical Maintenance for Museum Interpretation – Alice L. Sloan, Associate AIA, Historic Architecture; and Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA; Perspectus

Lessons Learned: Adapting Collections Care in a Global Pandemic (SOA Track) – Dyani Feige, Director of Preservation Services, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

Director’s Roundtable – Rachel Barber, Executive Director, Auglaize County Historical Society; Kelli Kling, Director, Wood County Museum; Jennifer Highfield, President & CEO, National First Ladies’ Library. Moderator: Dante Centuori, Executive Director, Armstrong Air & Space Museum

Friday, October 1

Marketing 102 – Jamison Pack, Chief Marketing Officer; and Emmy Beach, Assistant Director of PR and Content Marketing; Ohio History Connection

A (Digitally) Camping We Will Go! – Kyle Yoho, Education Director, The Castle Historic House Museum; Nicole Tabit, Youth and Adult Program Educator, The Dawes Arboretum

Ohio’s America 250 Commemoration and the Local History Community – Christy Davis, OLHA President and Curator of Exhibitions, Canton Museum of Art; Wendy Zucal, OLHA Immediate Past President and Executive Director, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum

Reviving Stagnant Exhibits – Andrew Rowand, Museum Assistant, Eric Sloane Museum

John Brown Speaks – Kerry Altenbernd, John Brown Speaks

Benchmarking Management Policies of House Museums and Historical Sites – Yuha Jung, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

Historic Cocktail Hour

Saturday, October 2

An Accessibility Toolkit: A Guide to Implementing Inclusive Practices – Chloe Dickson, 2020-2021 Ohio History Service Corps Member; Andrew Hall, Senior Experience Developer at Ohio Village, Ohio History Connection

The Hard Ask: Fundraising for Small Historical Organizations – Melissa Shaw, OLHA 2nd Vice President; Sarah McPherson, Development Director, Springfield Arts Council

Solidarity and Sanitizer: Eugene V. Debs in the Era of COVID-19 – Allison Duerk, Director, Eugene V. Debs Museum

How to Remain Open and Relevant during a Restoration Project – Christina Hartlieb, Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe House