2014 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.


November 21

Preserving and Cataloging Oral History Projects

by Dean Rehberger, Michigan State University MATRIX
Completing the interviews for an oral history project is a major accomplishment, but it is not the final step by any means. Dean Rehberger is Director of MATRIX, a digital humanities center at Michigan State University. He specializes in developing online research applications and educational resources. Participants of this workshop will understand the importance of properly cataloging and storing oral histories so that they can be accessible for future researchers. Organizations embarking on an oral history project, as well as those with boxes of old audio and video tapes, will want to attend this informative program.


December 5

Developing Exhibit Content

by Tamara Barnes, Historical Society of Michigan
What makes an exhibit communicate successfully, and how do museums present concepts so they are relevant and compelling to visitors? For those interested in expanding their knowledge beyond exhibit fabrication, Barnes will delve into exhibit research and the development of cohesive narratives using objects and images. Organizations with changing exhibit areas are especially encouraged to attend.

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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