Wood County Museum will host Ohio history meeting


The Wood County Museum is hosting the Ohio Local History Alliance for the 2023 Region 1 Meeting on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This year’s meeting theme is History as Necessity and OLHA is encouraging members and friends from history and museum organizations in Wood, Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Williams counties to participate.

Sessions will include topics on building partnerships, gaining support, museum operations and best marketing and social media practices.

Speakers for this session will include Christie Weininger, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums; Doris Herringshaw, Wood County commissioner; Gordon Bowman, Wood County Historical Society president; and Holly Kirkendall and Marissa Muniz Kolhoff, of the Wood County Museum.

The Wood County Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road. Registrations and/or check-in begins at 9 a.m. Lunch is included with a ticket purchase. Free parking is available in the main lot of the museum. The day will end at 3:15 with a tour of the museum.

Register on Ohio Local History Alliances website at https://ohiolha.org/what-we-do/regional-meetings/.

These regional meetings are a great way to network with other history and museum professionals, volunteers, and those who support organizations within the region. Learn from organization hosts and/or presenters who offer timely topics that benefit the sustainability and viability of your organization. Regional meetings are supported by the Ohio Local History Alliance. The Alliance works to advance the field of local history in Ohio through education, advocacy, and collaboration. They represent over 300 member organizations ranging from small neighborhood historical societies to large history museums. The Alliance leverages individual and collective resources to help organizations improve their relevance and achieve excellence.

The Ohio Local History Alliance also works closely with the Ohio History Connection, as both organizations share a common goal to encourage the preservation and the presentation of Ohio’s heritage.

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