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Southern Tier Access and Identity Workshop

  • October 23, 2019
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • The History Center in Tompkins County, 1110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850


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Access and Identity Workshop

Southern Tier

The History Center in Tompkins County

1110 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Wednesday, October 23 2019

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Registration: $35 MANY Members / $45 Non Members

Includes lunch

9:30 AM

Welcome by The History Center

10 - 11:30 AM

Collaborative Projects in Recording Neighborhood History

John Diefenderfer, Archivist, Documentary Heritage Program, New York State Archives

Daniel DiLandro, Archivist/Special Collection Librarian, SUNY Buffalo

Natalie Milbrodt, Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Public Library

Panelists will discuss on-going efforts to create a more equitable historical record through innovative use of documentation planning, capture, dissemination and community archiving projects.

11:30 AM - 12 PM 

MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger

12 - 1 PM

Lunch and Time to Visit the museum

1 - 2:30 PM

Our Museum in Action: Engaging Hard to Reach Donors in Small 


Ken Meifert, VP Sponsorship and Development, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Three years ago the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum launched a program called Our Museum in Action. Focused on small digital preservation and conservation projects, the program allows donors to contribute towards specific small projects and in many cases fully fund the project providing the donor with a sense of “ownership.” The Museum has successfully engaged new donors who were not previously contributing while funding important projects that would otherwise put a crunch on the operating budget. The presentation will cover what has worked and what has not since the launch of the program, and provide takeaways for you to launch your own Our Museum in Action program regardless of your organizations' size.  

2:45 - 4:15 PM

Finding Your Roots: Genealogy Tours and Tourism

Rachel Dworkin, Archivist, Chemung County Historical Society

Jonathan Palmer, Archivist, Greene County Historical Society

Helping patrons with genealogy is the bread and butter for small historical societies. Helping visitors reconnect to their roots can expand our audiences and help generate community. In this session, we will discuss the institutional and wider economic implications of genealogy tourism.

Schedule subject to change.

No refunds if cancellation within 48 hours of the workshop.

All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Southern Tier Meet-Up following at 4:30.

The Museum Association of New York helps shape a better future for museums and museum professionals by uplifting best practices and building organizational capacity through advocacy, training, and networking opportunities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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