Historical Society of Michigan Announces 2013 History Skills Workshops

LANSING—The Historical Society of Michigan is proud to announce its History Skills Workshop Series for 2013. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, these half-day workshops will explore everything from volunteer management to textile conservation. Attendees will gain skills that can be applied in their local museums, historical organizations, and/or personal collections.

All workshops are scheduled on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon at the HSM Main Office at 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing, Michigan. New this year is a second, more spacious education room, in which we will host some of these training opportunities.

Registration is $39 for members of—or those representing a member organization of—the Historical Society of Michigan. For non-members, registration is $79 and includes a one-year HSM membership. Refreshments and materials are included with your registration.

Please join us for one or more of the following training opportunities. For detailed descriptions of workshops or to register, please call (517) 324-1828 or visit www.hsmichigan.org/programs/workshops.

April 5: Retail 101: Keys to Successful Merchandise Sale
April 12: Care, Storage, and Display of Historic Textiles and Costume
April 19: Historic Books: How to Identify, Mend, Collect and Care for Valuable Volumes
May 10: Basic Archives
May 24: Keeping Up With Social Media
June 7: The Latest Online Resources for Researchers
July 19: Understanding Audiences and Visitors
August 2: Fading Photos: How to Identify, Scan, Restore & Archive Historic Photographs
August 9: Volunteer Recruitment and Management
August 16: Fabricating Professional Exhibits on a Shoestring
September 13: Automation: Is it for you?  POS and E-commerce Options
September 20: Basic Archives
October 4: Caring for Historic Objects made from Wood
October 25: Creating Online Finding Aids and Reference Tools for Your Collections
November 8: Grant Writing for Special Projects
November 15: Best Practices for Digitizing Collections
December 6: Copyright Issues for Historic Collections
December 13: Fundraising Basics

The History Skills Workshops Series is hosted by the Historical Society of Michigan, the oldest cultural organization in Michigan. The Society, which was founded in 1828 by territorial governor Lewis Cass and explorer Henry Schoolcraft, focuses on five major mission areas: publications, conferences, education, awards and recognition programs, and support for local historical organizations. For more information on Society programs, visit www.hsmichigan.org.


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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