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Alliance Annual Meeting

Love local history?  Meet hundreds of others who do too, at this annual gathering of Ohioans active in historical societies, museums, and related organizations throughout the state.

Propose a session for the 2015 Annual Meeting.

2014’s Ohio Local History Alliance Annual Meeting and Conference – Engage, Educate, Empower: Taking Your Organization to the Next Level – will be held on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 at the Holiday Inn, Worthington. This year features a great lineup of exciting sessions.  Topics covered include grantwriting, collections identification and care, online engagement, and programming for teens and youth.  In addition, we are again partnering with the Society of Ohio Archivists, who will be offering a full slate of sessions on Friday, October 3.  All are invited to attend!

This year's meeting features many fantastic opportunities to network and learn from your colleagues as Speed Networking returns and the popular Sharing Time from the Regional Meetings has been added to the Annual Meeting's schedule. You can also hear a moving keynote address on the Kent State shooting from survivor Alan Canfora on Friday, and leave inspired by the outstanding local history projects from around Ohio at the annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday.

For those who need financial help in attending the Annual Meeting, two scholarships are available.  The J.D. Britton Scholarship is for an emerging museum professional, paid or volunteer, who has worked for two years or less in a museum setting.  The Trella Romine Memorial Scholarship is for anyone who needs financial assistance to attend.  Both awards grant full registration and lodging.  Click here for more details and to apply.

Download the full conference brochure and list of sessions. (File is a pdf.)

Register now by calling the Local History Office at (800) 858-6878 or by mailing the registration form on the brochure to or:

Ohio History Connection
Local History Office
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211

Register online after July 25 at  Pre-registration closes September 22.

A block of rooms is reserved at the Holiday Inn Worthington, 614-436-0700.  Mention the Ohio Local History Alliance annual meeting or the Ohio History Connection to receive the discounted conference room rate of $70.00 + tax per night. Be sure to book your reservation by September 20; after that date the block of rooms will be released and the hotel may charge higher rates.  Parking is free.

Past Annual Meetings

2013 Conference Brochure and List of Sessions. (File is a pdf.)

2012 Conference Brochure and List of Sessions.  (File is a pdf.)