Learn how to see your collection in a whole new way! You have a treasure trove of materials hidden in your collection storage. Don't hire a consultant - let us show you low cost, DIY solutions that will utilize your resources and help you tell new stories with your existing collections. Choose to attend either a single session (the Hack the Museum session or the Community Engagement session), or both!

These workshops are presented in conjunction with the Dutchess County Department of History with generous funding provided by a Heritage Development Grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.


Participants work in teams using pre-selected museum objects from stored collections to generate fresh exhibits.
March 9 - John Kane House/Historical Society of Quaker Hill & Pawling
March 11 - Van Wyck Homestead/Fishkill Historical Society

Participants review traditional marketing methods as well as learning about new non-traditional exhibit design approaches that feature technology
April 17 - Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie
April 20 - Wilderstein Historic Site, Rhinebeck

For a detailed agenda of workshop activities, please click here

Single Workshop:        GHHN Member: $45.00  Non-member: $55.00
Both Sessions:              GHHN Member: $80.00  Non-member: $100.00
Fee includes light morning breakfast, informational packet, and networking luncheon.