Thank you to all for a great
CLHO 2017 Annual Conference!

See you next year on June 4, 2018
at Central Connecticut State University!

Strive & Thrive! Strategies for Success in Your Organization  

Four Points by Sheraton, Meriden, Connecticut
Monday, June 5, 2017

Conference Schedule at a Glance (click)


Call for Proposals






1st Time Attendees 



The Annual CLHO conference attracts more than 250 museum professionals, board members and volunteers representing the over 400 history museums, historical societies, historic sites, historic house museums, libraries and archives in Connecticut.

This full-day conference offers an Exhibitor and Vendor Hall, the Award of Merit Luncheon and Awards presentation, and opportunities for net-working with people just like you


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! 


Registration will open in April, 2017!


It can be daunting to walk into a large conference on your own! If you or your organization is new to the CLHO, please let us know when you register, or even when you sign in. We're happy to assign you a "buddy" who will make sure that you've met new colleagues and be there to answer any questions. 


Drinking Around Museums, Hartford, will host an after-conference event at the conference center's pub and restaurant, Silver City Sports Bar & Grille. This is a great time to relax, and hang out with colleagues and skip the rush hour traffic. 


This year's conference will return to the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, located at 275 Research Parkway in Meriden, CT. There is ample parking located on the premises.


Four Points by Sheraton Meriden

2017 Conference Sponsors  

Platinum Sponsor

Connecticut Explored

Heritage Partner

Award of Merit Presentation Sponsor

Tote Bag Sponsor

Innovative Digital Imaging

Conference Program Sponsor

Fine Art Security Transport, LLC

DPR Art Rescue

Fallon & Wilkinson, LLC

Morning Coffee Break

Connecticut Digital Archive

Afternoon Coffee Break

Connecticut Digital Archive

Conference Fun Sponsor

New England Insurance Services

Break-Out Sessions 

ARC Document Solutions

Campbell Consulting Services

Central Connecticut State University

Vineyard Consulting 

Conference Sessions

Old Homes/New Stages: Site Specific Theater at an Historic House Museum, 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



Conference Exhibitors

ARC Document Solutions: CT

Connecticut Digital Archive

Connecticut Explored

Conserve ART LLC

Fallon & Wilkenson, LLC

Innovative Document Imaging

Northeast Document Conservation Center

Rock Village Publishing

Vineyard Consulting

Vista Group International

Wesleyan University Press










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

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