CLHO Board Members meet in the Sunken Garden at Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, September 2021Board Service

The Connecticut League of History Organizations is beginning an exciting expansion of our capabilities and services in 2022.  We are looking for new perspectives and fresh voices to join our Board of Directors to help steer our efforts.  We are launching a strategic planning process that will guide our growth, and we are seeking new ideas and new Board candidates to move the organization forward. Board members set the vision and policies for the League, a member-supported non-profit. The all-volunteer Board can contain up to 19 members who represent a wide variety of history and museum interests, organizations, and individuals across the state.

Nominations Now Open for the League Board of Directors

Deadline: March 7, 2022

We at the League want your input in nominating candidates for our Board of Directors. You are welcome to nominate yourself, or identify someone you think we should approach about Board service. Your suggestions and ideas will help ensure that we have the diversity of voices and experiences we need at the League to do our work effectively and better serve the state's museum, cultural and heritage community.

>> CLHO Board Nomination Form [DOCX] [PDF]

The Benefits of Service

CLHO Board members have the opportunity to partner with statewide colleagues, engage in networking with nationwide professionals and funders, and work creatively to support Connecticut’s museums and cultural centers, museum professionals, and partner organizations. Board members develop leadership skills, learn about non-profit management, and apply their unique skill sets where they are needed the most. Board members may lead advocacy efforts, assist with programming, or steward the financial health of the organization. Board members also make personal and professional connections with other history and museum people across the state and region.

Board Participation & Procedure

CLHO is seeing several new candidates to form the class of 2022-23.   You may nominate a good candidate (including yourself) using the nomination form [DOCX] [PDF] and emailing it to You may also email us to recommend someone you think we should reach out to about board service.

Candidates should be mindful of the broad roles and responsibilities of CLHO Board members, including:

  • Attend bi-monthly Board meetings online or in person
  • Actively participate in at least two committees
  • Attend the Annual Conference and Annual Business Meeting
  • Actively promote the organization
  • Maintain annual membership in CLHO and a personally meaningful financial contribution
A PDF of the complete CLHO Board Roles & Responsibilities can be found here.

Diversifying & Expanding Board Voices

CLHO is in search of fresh perspectives for its Board of Directors. If you are someone who possesses one or more of these qualities, we would especially like to hear from you:

  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) museum professionals or volunteers
  • Nominees committed to expanding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access (DEIA) in the museum and heritage field
  • Nominees with strong financial experience
  • Non-executive museum professionals and Emerging Museum Professionals
  • Individuals representing related fields such as community history, publishing, drama, arts and culture, or other history-related fields.

Nomination Process

The call for nominations runs through March 7, 2022.

To nominate yourself, please fill out the form completely and send it to

>> CLHO Board Nomination Form [DOCX] [PDF]

If you'd like to recommend someone for us to reach out to, you may email with your suggestion, and we will do the followup.

The CLHO Governance Committee will review all nominations in March, and selections will be approved by the Board of Directors. The slate will be presented to the CLHO membership for a vote at the Annual Business Meeting on April 19, 2022.


Not sure if you're interested in board service? A conversation with the Board President is an way to learn more about serving. Or, still want to get involved? Committees are a great way to give back to your community while getting to know the organization and seeing it in action. Please contact if you have any questions about board service, the League, or how to get involved and share your skills and perspective with Connecticut's museum community.

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

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