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Behind the Scenes
Networking Event

Lewis H. Latimer House Museum
April 10
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

You are invited to attend the April Behind-the-Scenes Networking event hostedby the Historic House Trust's LatimerNOW pilot project at the Lewis H. Latimer Historic House Museum in Flushing, Queens.  This is a unique opportunity during which GHHN members and friends can come together to enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, discovery, food and drink, and camaraderie!
LatimerNOW is Remixing the Museum Experience! Serving as a resource for storytelling and multiculturalism for the greater New York community, our program highlights the wonder of creativity, diversity and identity.  LatimerNOW offers bilingual tours, a tinkering lab, a steamy selfies photobooth, a community lending library, an immigration archive, family friendly cultural events and monthly social justice salons. We incubate an atmosphere of discovery, welcoming visitors to touch, rate and take pictures of everything! Audiences can connect with Latimer historic house the way they connect with their own homes, through art, language and dialogue

The Latimer House was home to storied African American scientist Lewis H. Latimer; the father of the modern light bulb. LatimerNOW continues to tell Lewis Latimer's unconquerable story, as an inventor, a renaissance man, and an active citizen during the early 20th century.  We develop novel and engaging programing to transform our historic house site into a community hub, championing social justice, and embracing the creative spark, that fuels the maker spirit in us all. We hope you can join us at this fantastic event!

The April Behind the Scenes is hosted by:  
Hack the Museum: Session 1 was a great success! 
Don't miss out on Session 2 - Register Today!

Hack the Museum: Session 2
Community Engagement
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

This workshop will be offered in two locations!
April 17 - Locust Grove Estate
April 20 - Wilderstein Historic Site

No matter how fantastic a new exhibit is, if the public doesn't know about it, they won't come! Community engagement is an essential step towards making your museum a beloved institution by welcoming new visitors, involving local people, and reaching out to new audiences. This workshop will review traditional marketing methods and showcase new non-traditional exhibit design approaches that feature technology to promote long-distance visitation and longevity.

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

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

Security Solutions: To Preserve and Protect

Many collecting institutions fail to recognize the vulnerability of their collections to loss until it is too late. Theft plagues large and small organizations nationwide. Any organization seeking to provide the best possible security for its collections must put in place coordinated policies that address threats for long term sustainable access to the public. With careful planning, awareness of warning signs, and proactive security solutions, organizations can reduce the window of opportunity for theft of historical collections.

Presenter: Mimi Bowling, Consulting Archivist

This workshop will be offered in two locations!

May  1 - Westchester County Archives, Elmsford


May  4 - Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie

9:30 AM - 4 PM

Workshop Fee:       GHHN Member: $45.00   Non-member: $55.00

Fee includes light morning breakfast, informational packet, and networking luncheon.


These workshops are supported by a grant from the New York State Library Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Program

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