Demonstrating Relevance in Today's World
When: Thursday, June 20, 2019 from 1 to 5 pm
Where: Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul. The workshop will be held in the Fraternal Congress Classroom, located inside the Gale Library on the 2nd floor.
Cost: $20 for MALHM members, $30 for non-members. Light refreshments are included. This workshop is limited to the first 30 paid registrants!
What does it mean to be relevant? What is the relationship between
relevance and value? Through discussion and group interaction we
will explore ways to make your institution/site more relevant to your
community, examine history organizations that have cultivated a mindset of
relevance and practice using the tools of history relevance.
History organizations need to demonstrate relevance in three areas:
· Value of history to society
· Value of your organization to its community
· Value of your content to each individual your organization engages
This workshop is for those who want to explore relevance on
a deeper level and desire to make their site more relevant to their
community and other stakeholders.
NCPH blog post about three spheres of relevance https://ncph.org/history-at-work/considering-relevance/
Tim Grove is co-founder of the History Relevance initiative, a national movement to increase the profile of history and empower history organizations to better demonstrate their relevance. He speaks about relevance at national conferences and at the History Leadership Institute (formerly SHA) and teaches regional workshops. He was a featured speaker at Canada’s History Forum in 2017. As a public historian, he has worked at a variety of organizations including twenty years at the Smithsonian and three years at the Missouri Historical Society (working on the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Exhibition). Grovehistoryconsulting.com