June GHHN/DHP Programs
GHHN'S 3rd Annual Membership Appreciation Boat Cruise is this FRIDAY- 
Have you registered yet?
Please join us for a scenic sunset cruise on the Hudson River on Friday, June 13th.The boat departs from West Point's South Dock at 6:00 PM (Boarding begins at 5:30PM). The event is FREE!  This is our way of saying "Thank You" for all your support of GHHN. We will go rain or shine - the boat has a covered, inside area. Even if the weather outside is less than ideal, we're still forecasted to have a great time!
Do you know of a fellow heritage devotee who is not a member of GHHN? Bring them along as your guest and introduce them to other like-minded history enthusiasts. The boat cruise is a private event for GHHN members (and their guests) and light hors d'oeuvers and Hudson Valley wines will be served. Boat seating is limited, so register now! 

Thank you to our hosts: The West Point Museum
for their generous hospitality!  

Let's Talk About...Access and Use of Primary Sources
June 17, 2014
archival collection
10: 00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rockland County Archives
Imagine this scenario...You are part of an organization that has a wonderful archival collection. You'd love for researchers, students and members of your community to come in and use the collection. Problem is, no one seems to know about it. Sound familiar? This an all too common phenomenon. Not only do we want to hold our collections safe, but we also need to make efforts to reach out to and inform the public about the importance and usefulness of the historical records. In order to increase the use and awareness of your collections, it is important to develop programs and services which inform the public about the treasures you hold! Please join us on Tuesday, June 17 as DHP Regional Coordinator/Archivist Kerry Sclafani discusses the challenges of access and use of primary sources. The session will feature group activities designed to help you think about the access you are providing to your collections as well as new and different ways for you and your patrons to use the primary sources you hold. 

We hope to see you there! 
GHHN Members: $10.00
Non Members :   $15.00
Fee includes informational packet and a light breakfast. 

Questions? Contact Kerry Sclafani at 914-592-6726, 914-582-3353 or [email protected]

Furry Fuzzy Creepy Crawlies: Pest Management at Your Institution
June 24, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  
Presented by Donia Conn
Webinar Fee: $10.00

Mold, insects, and rodents cause considerable damage to museum, library, and archival collections. Unfortunately, infestations are not usually limited to one collection type, but can spread... to textiles, leather, paper, photographs, baskets, furs, and wooden objects. Often, collection storage environments are the culprit, but infestations can also be introduced with new acquisitions or from materials on exhibit. Attendees will learn how to identify a range of common insect and rodent pests; how to identify active and inactive mold; and how to prevent and respond to infestations on a small budget.

About the Presenter
Donia Conn is an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for almost 20 years, specializing in book conservation and preservation training. She teaches and consults on the full spectrum of collections care topics and is an adjunct faculty for the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science teaching Preservation Management and Collection Maintenance. Donia is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

Can't make the live webinar? Register anyhow! All our webinars are recorded- each participant receives a link to the recording afterwards- so even if you can't participate live, you can still get the information! 

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