Conference provides firm ground for state and local history organizations

Terry Davis, president and CEO of the American Association for State and Local History, will present the keynote address on Nov. 1 at the Barre Opera House.

Terry Davis, president and CEO of the American Association for State and Local History, will present the keynote address on Nov. 1 at the Barre Opera House.

The Vermont Historical Society will present the Annual Meeting of the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums on Friday, Nov. 1 beginning at 8:30 am at the Barre Opera House.

This year’s conference, “Building on a Strong Foundation,” will feature a national perspective on how local history organizations complement the work being done at the national level. The keynote speaker, Terry Davis, understands that most history organizations in the United States are small and volunteer-led with small budgets and limited staff resources.

“The daylong conference generally draws more than 150 attendees and features a keynote address, achievement awards, and workshops relevant to the needs of the local history community,” said Mark Hudson, executive director of the Vermont Historical Society. “The meeting provides the opportunity to network and share concerns, successes, and issues with history-loving colleagues.”

The registration fee is $35 for Vermont Historical Society members and $50 for non-members. The fee covers all programs and lunch. Reservations are requested by Oct. 23. For more information,  contact Laura Brill at 479-8522 or laura.brill@state.vt.us. To register online, go to www.vermonthistory.org/leagueregister.

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