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History Skills Workshops®

Training opportunities for historical organizations and interested history advocates to advance their skills.

Hone your skills with our educational workshops

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Learn more about a particular topic or hone a skill from experts in different historical fields

Our History Skills Workshops® are training opportunities for historical organizations and interested history advocates to gain skills that can be applied in museums, organizations, and personal collections. Check out our list of upcoming workshops below and learn more about our program. We hope to see you there!

Or call (800) 692-1828

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A Benefit of Membership

Did you know that HSM members receive discounts on all of our programs, including History Skills Workshops? Get the most out of your learning experience and save with one of our popular membership plans. And it's not just discounts—in addition to savings on all of our workshops, members also receive our two magazines and other benefits and perks. 

Details

  • Workshops are $49 for members and $89 for nonmembers (price includes a one-year HSM membership)
  • Doubleheaders offer a pair of morning and afternoon workshops of a similar theme, or you can register for the individual workshops
  • Workshops will be virtual until further notice
  • Registration closes the day prior to the workshop. "Walk-ins" are welcome to register by calling (800) 692-1828
  • Instructions for joining the virtual meeting (and any handouts) will be sent to registered attendees one day prior to the scheduled workshop
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Upcoming Workshops

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Events

Using PastPerfect: Figuring Out Your Collections Software

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Virtual

A longtime PastPerfect user will help demystify the database and show how to get the most out of the system.

Read More About Using PastPerfect: Figuring Out Your Collections Software

PowerPoint 101: Creating Great History Presentations

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Remote

“Can you give a program for our club?” Presentations are always in demand, and a PowerPoint program can be dynamic and fun – or clunky and deadly dull. Join the Historical Society of Michigan staff to learn how to best use PowerPoint to create and deliver entertaining and informative programs.

Read More About PowerPoint 101: Creating Great History Presentations

Keeping Cemeteries Alive: Preserving Headstones and Monuments

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Virtual

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop was originally scheduled for Friday, November 18th, 2022.

The speakers will discuss cemetery preservation and maintenance, as well as how to safely clean markers and monuments.

Read More About Keeping Cemeteries Alive: Preserving Headstones and Monuments
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Get the most out of Michigan's history

If you're considering attending one of our workshops, or have participated in a previous one, we encourage you to check out our HSM membership program. With significant discounts to all of our workshops and events, the membership is a great way to save and enjoy all of our additional history content. All HSM members receive event discounts, free access to weekly History Hounds® live lectures and previously recorded lectures, both Michigan History and Chronicle magazines, and more. 

Questions? 

We'd love to help! Reach out to our HSM staff today at hsm@hsmichigan.org or by calling us at (517) 324-1828.