Michigan History Alliance®

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Virtual Meetings

The COVID-19 coronavirus is impacting all organizations, museums, and historical societies. Although we cannot hold our usual in-person Michigan History Alliance® meetings right now, we are offering special Virtual Meetings.

Our next set of Virtual Meetings will take place…

  • Wednesday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to noon (sign up on the form below)
  • Thursday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to noon (sign up on the form below)
  • Thursday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to noon (sign up on the form below)

Alliance MEMBERS from anywhere in the state are welcome to join us. Attendance at a Michigan History Alliance Virtual Meeting is FREE of charge for current member organizations of HSM. Since the Alliance is a benefit for HSM member organizations, membership is required for participation.

Bob Myers, HSM’s director of education, will provide updates on the programs that HSM has added to assist our member organizations during the pandemic, and he will lead a networking session. In addition, a featured speaker will offer insights on a topic of concern or opportunity.

Fall Virtual Meetings Featured Speakers…

  • On September 16, Nancy Feldbush, HSM’s director of communications and editor in chief of HSM Magazines, will present “Getting Noticed: How to Make Your Newsletters and PowerPoint Presentations Sizzle.”
    • Newsletters and PowerPoint presentations are crucial tools for communicating with visitors and members, but producing them can sometimes be daunting, especially if you haven’t had much practice working in that area. Our speaker will share some tips and suggestions for sprucing up your newsletters and presentations so your messages will be more noticeable.
  • On October 29, Amy Bradfield, HSM’s education program manager and Michigan History Day® state coordinator, will present “Start ’Em Early: Using Michigan History Day With Your Young Historians.”
    • Are you looking for a way to engage students in the classroom or with your historical society? Michigan History Day® is a free, project-based learning program, where students explore historical topics through research. Join us to gain in-depth knowledge of the program and explore the tools needed to guide students in a successful experience.
  • On November 12, Amy Wagenaar, HSM’s multimedia manager, will present “Sending the Message: Navigating E-Mail Marketing Platforms.”
    • Digital marketing changes at lightning speed—and sometimes, it’s hard to keep up and stay relevant. Luckily, there are several online e-mail marketing companies that provide a streamlined, easy way for organizations to send out relevant e-mails, campaigns, and more. Join the speaker to learn more about the options available to your organization.

 


 

In-Person Meetings

Due to current circumstances and social distancing, we have canceled our in-person regional meetings until further notice.

The Michigan History Alliance® is a regionalized program of the Historical Society of Michigan that helps our member organizations preserve and promote history by providing training for their staff and volunteers, fostering collaboration, and sharing information and best practices.

Each regional alliance meets at least twice a year to bring together representatives from HSM member historical organizations in several counties. The Alliance meetings take place in the morning from 9 a.m. to noon and consist of a networking session and a featured speaker. The speaker offers insights on a topic of concern or opportunity, and the networking and collaboration portion allows for conversations among a region’s historical organizations.

Michigan History Alliance

Attendance at a Michigan History Alliance meeting is FREE of charge for current member organizations of HSM. Since the Alliance is a benefit for HSM member organizations, membership is required for participation.

To further the educational experience of the Alliance meetings, a separate three-hour History Skills Workshop is offered in the afternoon. Taught by authorities in the field, History Skills Workshops provide in-depth training on such topics as exhibit design, collections management, fundraising, and websites. There is a fee to attend the History Skills Workshops, which are open to members and nonmembers alike and take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information about the program, call (800) 692-1828 or e-mail alliance@hsmichigan.org.

 

Southeastern
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Metro Detroit
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Great Lakes Bay & Thumb
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Southwestern
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Western
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Central
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Northern
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Western Upper Peninsula
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
Eastern Upper Peninsula
CANCELED due to
COVID-19
 
 

Historical Society of Michigan 7435 Westshire Dr., Lansing MI 48917
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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