Hilferty is excited to be a part of the History Relevance Workshop, coming up Saturday March 17th at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
#historyrelevance has been a trending topic in social media for some time, from the work of the National Council on Public History, to National History Day, to Museums Advocacy Day. The History Relevance Campaign, along with organizational mission, advocacy, and programming will be explored.
The one day workshop will include speakers with an impressive and diverse range of experience, including:
- Bob Beatty, former president of the American Association for State and Local History and founder of the The Lyndhurst Group, a history, museum, and nonprofit consulting firm
- Erin Calson Mast, CEO of President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, DC.
- Craig Potts, Executive Director and State Historic Preservation Officer of the Kentucky Heritage Council
- Aaron Genton, Collections Manager of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
- Tim Grove, Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
- Staff from Kentucky History including Stuart Sanders, History Advocate and Kent Whitworth, Executive Director
Over fifty participants from seven states will be participating in the program, presented by the Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance, and a National Council on Public History Mini-Con, in association with Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, the Kentucky Historical Society, and Hilferty Museum Planning.
Learning and sharing best practices, and supporting our colleagues in the greater history and museum field, is important to Hilferty. We look forward to visiting with old friends and making new ones at this event!