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Workshops and Webinars

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Local History Office and Ohio Local History Alliance Workshops

Ohio Local History Alliance Webinar Series

September 10, 1:30 pm. Building your Brand: Creating Your Story and Sharing Your History, presented by Molly Miller of Molly Miller Design. Ms. Miller has served as a designer/project manager on national and international cultural, retail, entertainment and mixed use projects. Her presentation will provide key information on what your brand communicates to your visitors and how you can use it to forge a critical connection to transfer visitors from your home page through your front door. You will learn how to utilize your website, create creative posts to social media, and how ideas can translate into an exciting overall visitor experience at your location.  View the recording of this webinar.  (Note: To view the recording, you must be registered for the webinar.)

September 30, 1:30 pm.  Choosing Design Software presented by Leann Rich, Manager of Education and External Relations at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.  Most local history museums simply can't afford a full-time material designer.  So, the development of brochures, advertisements, exhibit labels, and marketing materials usually falls to a person who is already wearing many other hats.  This webinar will help you identify the capabilities of different software design programs and choose which one best fits your organization's needs.  View the recording of this webinar. (Note: To view the recording, you must be registered for the webinar.)

October 30, 1:30pm.  Document Design - What Works and What Doesn't, presented by Corey Cockerill, Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Wilmington College.  Creating effect promotional materials through best practices in: fonts, formats, features, and phrases.  In this webinar, participants will learn about document design - what works and what doesn't - and will explore graphic design features in a variety of popular desktop software programs and applications. Register online.  Registration closes October 28.

November 18, 1:30pm.  Museums and Internships.  Megan Pellegrino of Walsh University and Mandy Altimus Pond of the Massillon Museum will discuss the value of interns for museums, how to manage interns from the museum's standpoint, creating relationships and partnerships with universities, and what universities require for credit earning internships.  View the free recording here

2014 History Fund Help Webinars

History Fund Help webinars will walk applicants through the application, offer tips to make the process go smoothly, and answer your questions.  You can view recordings of this year's webinars and learn more about the History Fund here.

The Ohio History Connection offers a variety of workshops of interest to the local history community. 

November 6: Genealogy Webinar, Family History Sources at the Ohio History Center, 7-9pm. Get an in-depth look at family history resources in our archives and library. We'll discuss how to identify Ohio public records, historical manuscripts, audiovisual resources and newspapers that will be helpful in your research. $20, $15 Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or

November 22: Internet Genealogy II, Hayes Presidential Center, Fremont, 9:30-11:30am.  Learn how to make the most of paid-subscription genealogy sites that you can use free at Hayes Presidential Center, including, HeritageQuest,,, and, plus how to search efficiently and print out and share what you've found.  Sponsored by RoostsMagic, Inc. $10, $5/student. 800.998.7737 or

November 22-23: Floor-Cloth Workshop - Recovering a Lost Art for Your Floor, Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, 9am-4pm.  Gain the skills and knowledge to create your own authentic floor cloth in this new two-day workshop presented by Virginia Floor Cloth and Textiles.  Virginia and Randolph Tucker will demonstrate tips and tricks to creating these historic, functional pieces of art.  Take home your own finished 24x30 floor cloth at the end of the weekend. $145, $135/Ohio History Connection member. 800.283.8916 or

December 11: Genealogy Webinar, Military History Resources at the Ohio History Center, 7-9pm.  Get an introduction to military history resources available to family-history researchers at the Ohio History Center in Columbus from the comfort of your home computer.  This online session will include military resources from the early Ohio Militia and the Indian Wars to World War II.  As one of our major collecting areas, the Civil War will be covered in a little more depth than the other conflicts.  Collections we'll discuss include rosters, pension records, burial identification information, published sources, manuscript material, war commissions, uniforms and equipment, Ohio Adjutant General's records, flags and biographical information.  $20, $15/Ohio History Connection member. Advance registration required. 614.297.2510 or

The Ohio History Connection’s Creative Learning Factory offers webinars on Ohio’s history.

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