Classes on the Commons in June

This year’s Mass History Conference includes three Classes on the Commons on Tuesday evenings throughout June.

Tuesday, 6/15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Mass Humanities Presents: Grants, Workshops, and Resources for Small History Organizations

Presentations from panelists will be followed by a structured workshop discussion focused on attendees’ resource needs, reducing barriers to access, and opportunities to build greater capacity among small- and medium-sized history organizations.

Tuesday, 6/22, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Taking STEPS Together: Exploring how regional groups of small museums can work together on developing organizational strength and sustainability

This 2-hour, hands-on workshop includes activities to assess your organization against AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS) audience standards. Participants will leave the workshop with the connections and tools to form and/or join a regional STEPS effort.

Tuesday, 6/29, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Managing Preservation and Access to Public Collections with the MA SHRAB

This instructional session offered by the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) will provide an overview of managing and using public records — what they are, where you can find them, and how you can access them. The class is applicable to both records holders who manage public records and anyone interested in researching or using public records.

Admittance to these classes is included in the 2021 Mass History Conference registration fee. View the full conference program and register today!