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Saturdays in March and April
Ohio Local History Alliance Regional Meetings

Active in one of Ohio’s many local historical societies or related organizations? Meet others who are, too, at one of nine regional meetings of the Ohio Local History Alliance planned throughout Ohio this spring.

A statewide organization knitting together Ohio’s local historical societies, history museums, historic preservation groups, archives, libraries and genealogical societies, the Ohio Local History Alliance holds regional meetings each spring, a statewide conference each fall, special workshops and other learning and networking opportunities that help local historians share information and experience, strengthen skills and professionalism and further knowledge of local history in Ohio.

Connecting Treasured Pasts & Bright Futures
At this year’s Ohio Local History Alliance regional meetings starting Saturday, March 16, learn how you can help ensure a bright future for local history in your community in the 21st century.

Meetings will be held in the following locations:

Central Ohio: Saturday, March 16, in Lancaster
For organizations in Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Perry, Pickaway and Union counties

West Central Ohio: Saturday, March 16, in Wapakoneta
For organizations in Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties

Southwest Ohio: Saturday, March 23, in Evendale
For organizations in Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties

East Ohio: Saturday, March 23, in Magnolia
For organizations in Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne counties

Southeast Ohio: Saturday, April 6, in Logan
For organizations in counties in Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties

Northeast Ohio: Saturday, April 13, in Cleveland
For organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, Medina and Summit counties

Northwest Ohio: Saturday, April 13, in Van Wert
For organizations in Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams and Wood counties

North Central Ohio: Saturday, April 20, in Ashland
For organizations in Ashland, Crawford, Erie, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca and Wyandot counties

Northeast Ohio: Saturday, April 20, in Youngstown
For organizations in Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage and Trumbull counties

Each meeting is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and includes workshops, sharing time (an opportunity to hear what other organizations in your area are up to and to share what your group is doing), lunch and a tour of a local museum or historic site. Registration is just $32 ($25 Ohio Local History Alliance members) and includes lunch.

Click here for more about the regional meetings and detailed agendas for each meeting plus registration information. Please register by the Monday before the meeting you plan to attend.

About the Ohio Local History Alliance
The Ohio Local History Alliance was organized under the sponsorship of the Ohio Historical Society in 1960. History is collected, preserved and interpreted by a variety of groups: local historical societies and history museums, historic preservation groups, archives, libraries and genealogical societies. The Alliance’s mission is to inspire, connect and provide educational opportunities for these communities of local historians in Ohio. Learn more about the Ohio Local History Alliance at www.ohiolha.org or www.facebook.com/ohiolocalhistoryalliance.