Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 31, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Essex Historical Society at Hills Academy, 22 Prospect Street, Essex, CT
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    Meet-Up and Catch-Up
    StEPs-CT Alumni Circles

    What has your organization been doing since the last StEPs-CT program you attended? Do you miss getting together with other folks and organizations to talk about the issues and concerns your organization is facing?

    The CLHO and Connecticut Humanities misses YOU, and are excited to launch our new StEPs-CT Alumni Circles in Fall 2017! We’re starting off by hosting three gatherings where StEPs-CT organizations, faculty, and friends can come together to chat and talk about what’s on your mind. The agenda will change from meeting to meeting based on your needs and desires, but will always involve plenty of opportunities for conversations, socializing, and yummy treats.

    Our first gathering will take place on Thursday, August 31, from 1:30-4:30 pm at Essex Historical Society’s Hills Academy. We’ll break the afternoon up into 3 parts:

    1:30-2:30 - What has your organization been up to lately? What are your successes, and what are your stumbling blocks? What topics would you like future StEPs-CT Alumni Circles to tackle? This will be an open, facilitated conversation where folks can share--or just listen.

    2:30-3:30 - Scott and Laurie will share updates on what’s happening at CLHO and Connecticut Humanities--including a 3rd offering of StEPs-CT set to begin in early 2018! Help provide thoughts and feedback on the new StEPs-CT--and learn how your organization can participate too!

    3:30-4:30: Potluck Social--Bring an appetizer or dessert and we’ll bring the beverages!

    StEPs-CT is a program of the  Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities.   StEPs is a program of the American Association for State and Local History with grant funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, Shelton, CT

    How a Disaster Helped Reinterpret a Historic House:
    Curator's Circle at the Shelton History Center

    What happens to your historical society when the roof caves in?

    Yeah, that really happened!

    Shelton Historical Society embarked on a reinterpretation of their Brownson House more years ago than they would like to admit. The project plodded along as money, time, and contractors’ schedules permitted, while furnishings from the collection, lace curtains, and wallpaper were chosen and installed.

    Then the storm came; pouring water all the way into their basement collections storage.

    Join us at the Shelton History Center to find out how the historical society managed their way through this disastrous event, and how the house’s repair became the catalyst for completing the reinterpretation project at the Brownson House. It’s a riveting tale we’re happy to share!

Past events

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 University
Department of History
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 832-2674

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