Tompkins Center for History & Culture
110 N. Tioga St. Ithaca, NY 14850
Wednesday, October 23
9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Registration: MANY members $35 // Non members $45 // Includes lunch
Welcome by The History Center in Tompkins County
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 BuffaloNatalie 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 Projects
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.
5 PM All workshop attendees are invited to MANY's Southern Tier Region Meet-Up.
Registration available here.
Schedule subject to change.