2017 CLHO Annual Conference & Award of Merit Luncheon

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


  • Lunch is included in full conference registration. Each Award of Merit winner receives one complimentary ticket for lunch. Additional tickets may be purchased. This category is only for those who will attend the luncheon and do not plan to attend the full conference.
  • Each CLHO Award of Merit winner gets one free ticket to the Awards lunch.
  • Discounted registration for conference presenters
  • Register by Monday, May 8, 2017 at midnight to take advantage of this members-only early bird special!
  • Become a member and save $10 on conference registration, or register by Monday May 8 and pay only $70 ($10 off regular registration)
  • This category allows Award winners to use their $20 lunch credit for conference registration. A code is necessary.
  • If you wish to bring a group of 6 or more people from one organization, we are happy to offer a discount registration of $50/person. The deadline for this registration is May 15th. There is a registration code required. Please contact Liz Shapiro at liz@clho.org for further information.
  • Regular conference registration for members, from May 9 through May 31.
  • Regular non-member conference registration fee from May 9 through May 31.
  • If you are a presenter AND are attending as an Award of Merit winner redeeming your free lunch invitation
  • We love all students! Please bring your student ID to verify registration.

Registration is closed

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!





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

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