History Skills Workshops

register for a workshopThese training opportunities help historical organizations and interested history advocates gain skills that can be applied in museums, organizations, and personal collections.

  • Workshops are held from 9 a.m. to noon (unless noted) at the HSM Main Office at 5815 Executive Dr., Lansing, Michigan.
  • If you are a personal member of HSM or represent an organization that itself is a member of the Society, registration is $39.
  • Registration for non-members is $79 and includes a one-year HSM Individual Level 1 [Basic] membership.
  • Refreshments and materials are included with your registration. Lunch is on your own.

To register for a workshop, use our secure online registration form
or call (800) 692-1828.

 

Friday,
September 11

Advanced Digitizing of Collections

by Portia Vescio, Michigan State University Archives
This workshop has been developed for participants who have either taken the basic digitization workshop, or who are working with organizations already involved with a digitization project. Topics will include standards, equipment, metadata, and sources.

Friday,
October 2

Basic Archives

by Kristen Chinery, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Designed for small organizations that struggle with how to preserve and organize archival materials in their collections, this workshop will discuss proper storage and handling of collections, basic arrangement techniques, and affordable solutions for supplies and enclosures.

NEW

Friday,
October 23

Online Marketing

by Nancy Feldbush, Historical Society of Michigan
Marketing… Facebook… websites… PowerPoint… SEO… nowadays, you need to be a Jack-(or Jill)-of-all-trades to communicate with your visitors and members digitally. It can be daunting, especially if you haven’t had much practice working in that area. This “crash course” will touch upon a little bit of everything in the marketing and communications fields. Hands-on activities will include creating text for a web page for proper search engine optimization, creating Facebook posts, and sending e-mail blasts and eNewsletters.

Friday,
November 13

Advanced Archives

by Deborah Rice, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
This workshop is designed for participants who have some experience working with archival materials and have already gained a basic understanding of archival principles. Participants will learn advanced skills in handling a variety of items and making them accessible. Rice will provide details on arrangement and description methods of physical collections, from large to small, while touching on management and delivery of both physical and digital materials.

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations less than one week before each workshop. Your registration fee can be transferred to another workshop in the series within one year of the date of your original workshop registration.

History Skills Workshops Registration Form

 

Historical Society of Michigan 5815 Executive Drive Lansing, MI 48911
Email hsm@hsmichigan.org | Phone (517) 324-1828 | Fax (517) 324-4370

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