About Our Annual Conference 

CLHO's Annual Conference attracts well over 200 museum professionals, board members and volunteers representing more than 400 history museums, historical societies, historic sites and house museums, libraries, archives, and organizations in allied fields.  This full-day conference includes Keynote presenters, concurrent sessions of workshops and panel discussions, and opportunities for networking with others during lunch and throughout the day.  The conference also includes an Exhibitor and Vendor Hall where you can learn about projects, products, and services to help you and your organization.  Our popular Raffle allows organizations and individuals to donate outstanding gifts that bring awareness to their work, joy to the lucky winners, and added support to CLHO!

Please note that this year CLHO's Awards of Merit recognition ceremony and the Annual Business Meeting are now a separate event from the Annual Conference. This year the Awards of Merit and Annual Business meeting will be held on April 16, 2019 at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House Auditorium....more information to come. 

The 2019 CLHO Annual Conference will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019


New Approaches to Sharing History

To Reboot: start something again in a way that is new and interesting

To Revamp:give new and improved form, structure, or appearance

To Revitalize: to imbue something with new life and vitality

It’s time for change. To begin anew. A fresh start.

Motivated by the siren song of new technology or by the desire to reach out to new audiences, Connecticut history organizations are reinventing themselves in meaningful and exciting ways. Visitors are part of this change – they crave more interactive experiences from historic institutions, from escape room antics to hands-on learning.

Has your organization started something over in a new and interesting way-- rebooted your exhibition schedule or annual fund-raising event? Have you given new form and structure to roles within your organization, or changed the appearance of your website, logo, labels--or revamped a volunteer recruiting and training program? Have you dusted off a traditional approach and imbued it with new life and vitality--revitalized your school program in response to new research or curriculum frameworks? How did visitor evaluations, surveys, and anecdotal observations impact your thinking?

If you have taken a fresh look at perceived best practices and started tinkering with new or out-of-the-box ideas, we want to hear from you! Inspire others to take the risks you museum pioneers have taken by sharing success stories as well as lessons learned the hard way.

The Connecticut League of History Organizations invites you to share your insights at the next CLHO Annual Conference on June 3, 2019. This full-day conference is the perfect opportunity to hear practical advice, learn new skills, and participate in active discussions with colleagues, as well as network with friends old and new. Let’s prove that history organizations statewide can celebrate the past in new and interesting ways.

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Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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