Monthly Archives: August 2011

Announcing the Class of 2011

The SHA partners are pleased to announce the SHA Class of 2011. These individuals will join a select fraternity of history professionals who have attended SHA throughout its more than 50-year history.

The 2011 Developing History Leaders @SHA program will run October 29-November 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (For the full program curriculum, CLICK HERE.)

Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

  • Andy Albertson, Curator of Education, Branigan Cultural Center, Las Cruces, NM
  • Becca Loofburrow, Coordinator, Indiana Junior Historical Society, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN
  • Bob Hart, Executive Director, Lane County Historical Society and Museum, Eugene, OR
  • Cynthia Capers, Associate Director of Education and Changing Exhibits, Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX
  • Danielle Hamelin, Program/Policy Advisor, National Historic Sites Renewal, Parks Canada, Gatineau, Quebec
  • Haley Tallman, Sectional Archaeology Program Developer, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Evansville, IN
  • Jamie Glavic, Marketing & Web Communications Manager, Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Jason Crabill, Manager, Curatorial Services, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH
  • John Elder, Guest Experience Manager, Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN
  • Kyle McKoy, Director, Museum at Papago Park (Arizona Historical Society), Tempe, AZ
  • Lillian Choy, Assistant Public Programs Manager, Homestead Museum, City of Industry, CA
  • Mark Sundlov, Historic Site Supervisor, Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site (Historical Society of ND), Cooperstown, ND
  • Patricia Lessane, Executive Director, Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at The College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
  • Sarah Milligan, Administrator, Kentucky Oral History Commission, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY
  • Travis Zimmerman, Indian Affairs Liaison and Site Manager, Minnesota Historical Society, Onamia, MN

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Don’t Think You Have Time to Learn From the Best?

“I don’t have time to eat lunch let alone attend a three-week seminar.” Sound familiar? As site directors, grant officers, education directors, et. al., we keep mighty busy work schedules. It sometimes feels like we can’t take time off to attend SHA. After all, it is a three week commitment away from work, site, and family. However, I think when you consider what you will learn, the access you get to the top minds in the field, and the experience you gain, three weeks is not that long to learn from the best.

I had the opportunity to attend SHA in 2008 and I come from a small site, so making the commitment to participate was a big decision. At first, I was apprehensive about attending, wondering if I could afford the time away, but further reflection led me to what I feel was the right choice. When I considered the number of talented individuals who were giving of their time and knowledge to educate me, I knew there was no way I could afford not to attend the Seminar.

Talk about efficient use of time. SHA gives you access to experts all in one place not only in the classroom, but also one-on-one during lunch and gatherings. I think about how long it would take to meet these individuals if I tried to do it on my own, and realize three weeks is a drop in the bucket. So if you are considering SHA, but are worried about being gone for so long, take a moment to consider what you will gain during your time at the Seminar. Attending SHA is one of the best decisions you will make.

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