Upcoming events

    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Four Points Sheridan Hotel, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden, CT
    Registration is closed

    Register to become an exhibitor and/or sponsor of the 2017 CLHO Annual Conference on June 5, 2017, at the Four Points Sheridan Hotel in Meriden, CT.


    To review sponsor and exhibitor benefits, please visit Exhibit Hall & Sponsors 2017


    To complete your registration, simple follow the instructions on the registration form. Questions? Please contact Liz Shapiro at liz@clho.org or call 860-685-7595.


    • Monday, June 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 275 Research Highway, Meriden, CT

    Strive & Thrive!

    Strategies for Success in Your Organization

    Monday June 5, 2017
        Four Points Sheraton, 275 Research Highway, Meriden
    What makes your organization thrive? Perhaps a strong vision and well-articulated values guide your core mission, or remarkable programs and creative exhibitions strengthen your connections with the community. On the inside, perhaps it’s your wise resource management, an effective Board of Directors, inspirational leadership, or thoughtful strategic planning. No matter the ways your organization thrives, strategies for success—and success born of failure—are important. The Connecticut League of History Organizations invites you to share your insights at the CLHO Annual Conference on June 5, 2017. T​ he full-day conference is the perfect opportunity to discover practical advice, skills, and to participate in discussions, as well as network with your colleagues. Share your inspiring, practical success stories to help shape a thriving future for our field. It’s inspiring! 

    Conference sessions at a glance... 

    Old Homes/New Stages: Site Specific Theater at an Historic House Museums, Carol Ward, Executive Director and Vincent Carbone, Public Programming and Events Manager, at Morris-Jumel Mansion

    Building Community: How an Exhibit Opens Doors to a New Community, Ilene Frank and Ben Gammell, Connecticut Historical Society, with Elizabeth DeRosa, American School for the Deaf

    Hidden in the Midden: Taking Advantage of an Unexpected Opportunity, Elizabeth Malloy, Haddam Historical Society, with Bonnie Plourde, Independent Archaeologist

    Teach Local: Academics, Museums & Schools Working Together, Christine Jewell, Fairfield Museum and History Center, with Elizabeth Normen, Connecticut Explored Magazine

     Archives and Artifacts: A Library and Museum Collaborate to Create the P.T. Barnum Digital Collection, Adrienne Saint-Pierre, Susan Luchars, and Meghan Rinn of the Barnum Museum, with Elizabeth Van Tuyl, Bridgeport History Center    

    How did you DO that?: Inspirational Projects
    Sophie Huget, Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

    How to Give the Best Presentation EVER!
    Dan Yaeger, Executive Director, New England Museum Association

    Authentic Architecture: Historic Preservation & Museums
    Jane Montenaro, Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, Charles Lyle, Executive Director, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, Office of the SHPO 

    Exhibitions Spotlight, Elysa Engleman, Director of Exhibits, Mystic Seaport, Tricia Royston, Project Director, Over There: Madison in WWI,  Rachel Carley, Research Consultant, Southbury Historical Society, Daniel J. Broyld, Assistant Professor of History, CCSU         

    Good Governance: Your Key Strategy for Success
    Michael Campbell, Consultant

    ...12 Breakout sessions, continental breakfast in the Exhibitor Hall, Award of Merit Luncheon, Afternoon Coffee Break in the Exhibitor Hall, Museum Field Overview, Networking...all for one low price!





Past events

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 University

Department of History

1615 Stanley Street

New Britain, CT 06050


Email: liz@clho.org

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