The Thumb Regional Historical Workshop invites staff and volunteers from museums and historical societies, as well as those interested in history in general, to attend their 5th annual workshop. The event offers opportunities to preserve and promote history by fostering collaboration, sharing information, and providing training for staff and volunteers.
The Thumb Regional Historical Workshop welcomes Michael Green, from the Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University, to speak on conducting oral interviews, which is an important step in preparing a larger historical project. “We have rich, century-old stories about living in the thumb to tell,” Dianne Ellicott, one of the workshop organizers said “oral histories are unique in that they are told by our own people, in their words and to the best of their recollections.
Attendees can also expect presentations from directors from the Community Foundations of Sanilac, Tuscola, and Huron Counties, who will speak on grants and funding. Robert Myers from the Historical Society of Michigan will speak about the benefits of membership and Michigan History for Kids. Kate Solinsky & Kait Miller, from Clear Ideas, will present the topic, ‘Social Media Marketing Do’s and Don’t’s. Carl Osentoski, Director of the Human and Sanilac County Economic Development Corporation, will also be in attendance and available for questions about the EDC Office and the grant opportunities.
The Thumb Regional Historical Workshop will be held on April 24th, from 9 am – 3 pm, at Sherwood on the Hill, located at 6625 Third St. Gagetown, MI 48735. The cost id $15 per person and includes lunch. Mail checks made to “Tuscola 2020” to Huron County Historical Society, P.O. Box 62 Bad Axe, MI 48413 Deadline : April 18th