Looking for more professional development opportunities?
Local History Office and Ohio Local History Alliance Workshops
2013 History Fund Help Webinars
History Fund Help webinars will walk applicants through the application process, offer tips to make the process go smoothly, and answer your questions. To learn more about the History Fund and to view recordings of the webinars, click here.
Historic Sites and History Day Webinar
Learn about the National History Day in Ohio program and about the many different ways your historical society or museum can participate. You can view the recording of this webinar here.
Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students, November 7, 9a.m-4p.m., Ohio History Center, Columbus
This workshop addresses the pieces to have in place to create fun collections-based museum education programs. Topics include learning styles, presentation strategies, audience types, evaluation, and creating programs that attract teachers and enrich students. Participants are asked to bring a challenge or a program in development to discuss during the course of the day. The workshop is an engaging combination of presentations, discussions, hands-on activities, and take-home materials. $25 for OLHA, OHS members; $32 non-members. Price includes lunch and all workshop materials.
The Ohio Historical Society offers a variety of workshops of interest to the local history community.
November 9: Military History Resources and the Family Historian, 10a.m.-Noon, Ohio History Center, Columbus. Learn about draft records, military service records, pension files, rosters and militia records that you can use in family history research. Find out what's in them, how the information was obtained, where the records are located, and how to access them. Ohio Historical Society holdings will be highlighted, with examples of original records that you can find in the third-floor research room at the Ohio History Center in Columbus. Genealogy workshops are $20, $15/OHS members. Advance registration is required. Call 614-297-2510 or register online at www.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops.
November 9: Appraisal Clinic, 10a.m.-2p.m., Campus Martius Museum, Marietta. Join Garth's Auctions of Delaware - Ohio's oldest auction house - in support of the Campus Martius Museum. For a $5 donation benefiting the museum, one of Garth's specialists will appraise your family heirloom or found treasure. Limit two items. All funds collected will be donated to the museum on behalf of Garth's Auctions. Museum admission (not required to have items appraised): $7, $4/student, Free/OHS member or age 5 and under. 800-860-0145 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org.
November 16: Internet Genealogy II, 9:30a.m.-11:30a.m, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont. Explore massive subscription-based genealogy sites like Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Footnote.com, NewEnglandAncestors.org and NewspaperArchive.com with experienced genealogist Becky Hill as your guide. Learn how to search efficiently and print out and share what you've found. Sponsored by RootsMagic. $10, $5/student. 800-998-7737 or www.rbhayes.org.
November 23: Family History Sources at Columbus Metropolitan Library, 10a.m.-Noon, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus. Get a look at Columbus Metropolitan Library's genealogy collection and services for genealogists, including materials from Ohio, other states and foreign countries, and special collections such as the Palatines To America (German) and Huguenot (French) collections. You'll also learn about resources available through the library's genealogy web page. Free with advance registration. Call 614-645-2275, register online at http://connect.ohiohistory.org/genworkshops or visit www.columbuslibrary.org/events.
The Ohio Historical Society’s Creative Learning Factory offers webinars on Ohio’s history.
Visit www.creativelearningfactory.org for more information.