Training opportunities

Connecticut League of History Organization has announced two trainings:
Historic New England & George Washington University Training Opportunities

Historic New England presents Program in New England Studies

Boston – Historic New England presents Program in New England Studies, an intensive learning experience with lectures by curators and architectural historians, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours of Historic New England’s house museums and collections, and other museums and homes in the region. The program is held from Monday, June 20 to Saturday, June 25.

Program in New England Studies examines New England history and material culture from the seventeenth century through the Colonial Revival and delves into building design and technology and the wide-ranging lifestyles illustrated by the historic sites on the itinerary.

Key program faculty include: Cary Carson, retired vice president of the research division at Colonial Williamsburg; Abbott Lowell Cummings, former director, Historic New England; J. Ritchie Garrison, director, Winterthur Program in Early American Material Culture; Brock Jobe, professor of decorative arts, Winterthur Program in Early American Culture; Jane C. Nylander, president emerita, Historic New England, and many more.

The $1,450 program fee includes all lectures, admissions, guided tours, transportation to and from special visits and excursions, etc. Three scholarships are available to mid-career museum professional and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, or public history.

For more information, contact Joanne Flaherty at 617-994-6629 or visit Historic New England for the Full Program Schedule.

The George Washington University’s Distance Education Graduate Certificate Program in Museum Collections Management and Care is accepting applications for fall 2011

The graduate certificate consists of 4 courses and is earned completely online. It is designed for those working or volunteering in museums with collections management responsibilities. The courses are ideal for museum professionals either lacking prior formal museum studies training or desiring a refresher.

For more information, please visit our website at or contact Mary Coughlin at

Liz Shapiro, Interim Director
Sandy Elgee, Administrator