Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Rocky Hill Historical Society. Academy Hall Museum, 785 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT 06067​
    Register

    Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities

    Meet CLHO's new executive director, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, and hear the latest about what's happening at the League. Amrys will be joined by CTHumanities staff Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, who will discuss current initiatives and upcoming grant opportunities, and Gregg Mangan, Manager of Digital Humanities, who will talk about the new ConnTours mobile app and other digital projects.

    Gather at the Rocky Hill Historical Society for coffee and light refreshments, presentations, and a chance to learn, socialize, ask questions, and share your ideas and feedback with CLHO and CTHumanities.

    This will be a great regional networking opportunity! We hope you'll join us.

    9:30 coffee hour
    10:00 presentations
    10:30 conversation/Q&A

    This event is free with your RSVP.

    Not in the Rocky Hill area? No problem! We'll be hosting another coffee at the New Haven Museum on March 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

    • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510
    Register

    Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities

    Meet CLHO's new executive director, Dr. Amrys O. Williams, and hear the latest about what's happening at the League. Amrys will be joined by CTHumanities staff Scott Wands, Manager of Grants and Programs, who will discuss current initiatives and upcoming grant opportunities, and Lisa Comstock, Director of the Connecticut Center for the Book, who will share information about the Connecticut Book Awards.

    Gather at the New Haven Museum for coffee and light refreshments, presentations, and a chance to learn, socialize, ask questions, and share your ideas and feedback with CLHO and CTHumanities.

    This will be a great regional networking opportunity! We hope you'll join us.

    2:00 coffee hour
    2:30 presentations
    3:00 conversation/Q&A

    This event is free with your RSVP.

    Not in the New Haven area? No problem! We'll be hosting another coffee at the Rocky Hill Historical Society on March 10 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.


    • Monday, March 30, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society, 227 South Main St. West Hartford CT, 06107
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    Learn how different history organizations are working to educate their visitors about the history of slavery in Connecticut. This full-day workshop at the Noah Webster House in West Hartford will give you the chance to hear about the successes and challenges of projects going on across the state, and the opportunity to brainstorm how you could bring these ideas into your own site. If possible, bring a partner from your organization so you can share ideas.

    Workshop overview:

    • Ramin Ganeshram, Westport Museum for History and Culture, on researching slavery
    • Melissa Houston, Keeler Tavern Museum, on shifting interpretation in school programs
    • Tammy Denease, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, on developing a tour on slavery
    • Dennis Culliton, Elizabeth Devine, and Tracey Wilson, Witness Stones, on working with teachers and students
    • Elizabeth Normen, Connecticut Explored magazine, on developing materials for classrooms

    Fee: $25 members/$35 non-members/$15 students (free to CCSU public history students)

    • Thursday, April 30, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall, Room 201, Central Connecticut State University
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    Polish your resume and get tips on writing cover letters at this interactive workshop. History professionals from the museum, nonprofit, and historic preservation worlds will offer targeted feedback and advice on landing that job or internship.

    Attendees will have a chance to workshop their resume in small groups led by our panelists, and to talk about strategies for writing successful cover letters.

    On hand will be:

    • Briann Greenfield, Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    • Jason Mancini, Executive Director, Connecticut Humanities
    • Sally Whipple, Executive Director, Connecticut's Old State House
    • Jane Montanaro, Executive Director, Preservation Connecticut

    Whether you're considering a summer job or internship or looking for a new position, this short workshop is a great way put your best foot forward.

    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
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    Get direct access to over 200 museum professionals from across the state of Connecticut by sponsoring CLHO's Annual Conference.

    All sponsors receive the following benefits:

    • your company name/logo included in press communications and printed in the conference program
    • the opportunity to insert collateral material into the conference packet/tote bag
    • being featured as a sponsor in emails to CLHO members and contacts (over 1,100 people)
    • your company logo on the CLHO conference website, with links to your website
    • complimentary table in the exhibit hall
    • complimentary conference admission for one person
    • recognition as a sponsor at the keynote address
    • a contact list for all conference attendees

    In addition, our specific sponsorship categories offer the following:

    Breakout Session Sponsor ($150)

    • your company highlighted in the opening remarks of one of the conference's four breakout sessions

    Coffee Break Sponsor ($250)

    • your company name/logo featured prominently on the tables for either the morning or the afternoon coffee break

    Program Booklet Sponsor ($250)

    • your company name/logo placed prominently on the inside front or back cover of the program booklet

    Closing Reception Sponsor ($300)

    • company name/logo featured prominently at the bar during the conference's closing reception

    Tote Bag Sponsor ($400)

    • company name/logo printed on the tote bag provided to all conference registrants

    Box Lunch Sponsor ($500)

    • your company name/logo featured prominently on the tables where attendees will pick up their lunches

    Keynote Address Sponsor ($500)

    • opportunity to address conference attendees prior to the keynote


    • Monday, June 01, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
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    The exhibit hall at CLHO's Annual Conference is the central gathering place for the 200 or so museum professionals who attend each year. This year, we are in a new space on the CCSU campus, and the exhibit hall will be located in the spacious central atrium of Willard-DiLoreto Hall. It's a wonderful space to showcase your products and services.

    Exhibitors receive a table, one complimentary admission to the conference, a box lunch, as well as the benefits of conference sponsorship:

    • your business name included in press communications, as well as emails to CLHO contacts (over 1,100 names)
    • your business name and logo featured in the conference program
    • option to insert collateral material in conference packet/tote bag
    • your logo on the CLHO conference website with links to your website
    • recognition at the keynote address
    • an email contact list of all attendees to follow up with after the conference

    CLHO Members: $100

    Non-members: $145

Past events

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Connecticut Collections Meetup and Info Session
Monday, January 06, 2020 Insects in the Museum: Revitalizing the Historic House Experience with Contemporary Art
Friday, December 13, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Old Saybrook
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Litchfield
Monday, November 18, 2019 Workshop: Paper Conservation with Jean Baldwin
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Norwalk
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Coffee with CLHO and CTHumanities: Willimantic
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 CT Museum Educators Roundtable: An Introduction to Evaluating Museum Exhibitions and Programs
Saturday, July 13, 2019 Behind the Scenes Tour - Greenwich Historical Society
Monday, June 03, 2019 Become a 2019 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Monday, June 03, 2019 Registration Closed - 2019 CLHO Annual Conference
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Graphic Design Basics for Museum Educators
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Sold Out! - CLHO Award of Merit Reception and Mini-Tours
Monday, March 18, 2019 Digitization 101
Friday, January 25, 2019 Connecticut Digital Archive Winter "Unconference"
Friday, November 16, 2018 Casual Convos with Public Historians
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Enchantment Encampment with the Connecticut Museum Educators Roundtable
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Tour Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine with CLHO
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Fearless Financing and Fundraising
Friday, August 10, 2018 Connecticut Collections Information Session
Monday, July 23, 2018 Curators' Colleague Circle: Affordable Exhibitions
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 CT Collections Information Session
Monday, June 04, 2018 2018 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Reception
Monday, June 04, 2018 Become a 2018 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Monday, April 30, 2018 Connection Collections (CTCo) Meet-Up & Training
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Learning, Creating, and Having Fun: Museums as Social Hubs with CT Museum Educators Roundtable
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Twitter 101 Workshop - CANCELLED
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Red Carpet Premiere - Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 #CTPlaces Advocacy Day
Monday, March 05, 2018 Connection Collections (CTCo) Meet-Up & Training
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Behind-the-Scenes at The Stowe Center
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Behind the Scenes at Old Lyme Historical Society: Renovations!
Monday, October 30, 2017 Sweet Secrets to Fundraising and Appeals: Marketing and Development Colleague Circle
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Meet-Up and Catch-Up: StEPs-CT Alumni Circle
Monday, October 02, 2017 Lesser-Heard Voices: Fall 2017 CMER Meeting
Monday, September 25, 2017 Meet-Up and Catch-Up: StEPs-CT Alumni Circle
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 How a Disaster Helped Reinterpret a Historic House: Curator's Circle at the Shelton History Center
Thursday, August 31, 2017 Meet-Up and Catch-Up: StEPs-CT Alumni Circle
Monday, June 05, 2017 2017 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon
Monday, June 05, 2017 Become a 2017 Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Virtual Field Trips and Distance Learning for Museums
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Social Media 101: Using Facebook as an Effective Tool for your Organization
Monday, May 01, 2017 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at Railroad Museum of New England
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Guided Tour of "SeaChange", the newest exhibit at Mystic Seaport & Behind the Scenes Collections Visit
Monday, April 24, 2017 "Caught on Camera": Museum Security Best Practices as Taught through Real Video Surveillance Footage
Monday, April 03, 2017 Exploring Connecticut Collections: A New Approach to Collections Management, Access and Digital Preservation PLUS Object Cataloging 101
Monday, March 20, 2017 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Solomon Goffe House, Meriden, CT
Thursday, January 26, 2017 History Unfolded, Holocaust Newspaper Project
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Serving Visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Winter CMER Meeting
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Guided Tour of the exhibit "Art & Industry in Early America, Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830" at the Yale Art Gallery
Monday, December 05, 2016 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Rocky Hill Historical Society
Friday, November 04, 2016 The Law and its Effect on Museums, Historic Houses & Historical Societies
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Marketing & Development Colleague Circle: Meet the Experts!
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Curator's Colleague Circle at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center: Storage of Your Dreams!
Monday, October 03, 2016 WWI Centennial Commemoration Show & Tell Workshop
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 The Anatomy of a Field Trip: Fall CMER Meeting
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Meriden Historical Society
Monday, June 06, 2016 2016 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon
Monday, June 06, 2016 Become an Annual Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Connecting with the New Social Studies Frameworks: What Historical Societies, Museums and Libraries Need to Know
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Summer Programming for Kids, Teens, and Families: Spring CMER Meeting
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Development and Marketing -- Cheerleaders of Your Institution
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Volunteer Organizations Colleague Circle: Meet Up and Discussion at the Thomas Darling House
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Rally for Humanities, Heritage, Preservation and Library Funding!
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Collections Colleague Circle: Quick Tips for Collections Care & Management
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Museum Education in Connecticut: What's New? What's Next?
Friday, November 20, 2015 Volunteer Organization Colleague Circle: Stump the Experts!
Monday, November 09, 2015 Collections Colleague Circle: Old Loans & Other Ownership Tangles
Monday, November 02, 2015 Directors Colleague Circle (Small/Medium Organizations): Navigating the Relationship Between the Director & the Board
Monday, June 29, 2015 No Lectures! Creating Meaningful Experiences at Historic House Museums and Other Cultural Sites
Monday, June 01, 2015 2015 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 History Rally Day at the State Capitol
Monday, February 23, 2015 Directors! Consultants! and Boards! Oh My!
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

Connecticut League of History Organizations
Central Connecticut State UniversityDepartment of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
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