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SHA Announces Class of 2017

Please welcome the Class of 2017, who will be participating in SHA in November in Indianapolis:

  • Jessica Cyders, Curator and Registrar, Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens, Ohio
  • Peter DeCarlo, Digital Content Developer-MNopedia, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Joanna Hahn, Site Manager, Levi & Catharine Coffin State Historic Site, Fountain City, Indiana
  • Sarah Halter, Executive Director, Indiana Medical History Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jessica Jenkins, Curator, Minnetrista, Muncie, Indiana
  • Morgan L’Argent, Web Developer, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Chandler Lighty, Director, Indiana Historical Bureau, Indianapolis, IN
  • Jeffery Matsuoka, Vice President, Business and Operations, Indiana Historical Society
  • Jessie Nesseim, Interpreter/Volunteer Coordinator, Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Ashley Phlipot, Acting Site Director, Fort Meigs Historic Site, Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Matt Schullek, Distance Learning/Multimedia Services Coordinator, Ohio History Connection
  • Dawn Weaver, Park Manager, Musgrove Mill State Historic Park, Clinton, South Carolina

To support their participation, SHA awarded Dennis O’Toole Scholarships to Dawn Weaver, Jessica Cyders, Sarah Halter, and Jessie Nesseim. We’ll be introducing them at the SHA Reception at Read the rest of this entry

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SHA Wednesday Workshop in Austin

Conny Graft workshop at Cliveden 2016

Conny Graft leading a workshop at Cliveden in Philadelphia.

The AASLH Annual Meeting will offer “The SHA Wednesday Workshop” on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm.  Workshop attendees will experience the model of professional development practiced at Developing History Leaders @SHA.Tim Hoogland (SHA 2008) and Conny Graft (the longest serving faculty member in SHA history!) will address topics and themes centered on evaluation including data collection and building a culture of evaluation in your institution that guides programs and improves fundraising. Using the group work and discussions that are the hallmark of SHA, we will address challenges in visitor evaluation and how to measure impact through outreach and educational programs.

Fifteen people have registered so far and more are welcome, both SHA Alums who are looking for a chance to work with their colleagues and for people who are interested in SHA but first want a brief taste (it’s hard to commit to three weeks, so encourage them to attend).  Registration is $25 and more details are available at http://about.aaslh.org/conference.

Erin Carlson Mast opens SHA 2017

Erin Carlson MastErin Carlson Mast, CEO and executive director of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC, will open this year’s Developing History Leaders @SHA on Sunday, October 29. A member of the 2008 class of SHA, she was part of the original team that opened President’s Lincoln Cottage in 2008 and became its executive director in 2010. Erin has led the organization through growth, groundbreaking programming, and national and regional recognition, including a Presidential Medal and being named one of Washington, DC’s 50 Best Places to Work and the Best Museum off the Mall. In 2016, she led the organization through its transition to an independent 501(c)(3). Erin has written for such publications as History News and The Public Historian and was a contributing author to Museums of Ideas: Commitment and Conflict (MuseumsEtc, 2011). She holds an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University and a BA in History from Ohio University.

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