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For local history organizations to move forward, the board, volunteers and staff need to continually learn new skills. Local History Services has crafted workshops and webinars to help you succeed by developing new expertise and learning best practices. We also offer workshops on demand at your site.

Fundraising Basics

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Wabash and Erie Canal Center, Delphi
    Register by Oct. 10
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Fundraising Basics workshop originally scheduled for Oct. 10 in Madison has been cancelled.


If you want to take your fundraising to the next level, this workshop is for you. We’ll discuss how basic fundraising principles can streamline and professionalize your local history organization’s efforts to raise money and help you make sense of those fundraising charts, terms and processes. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.


Enliven Your Exhibits!

Friday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
Register by Oct. 18
Cost: $20; $15 IHS member; $10 Local History Partner

Spend the day learning about the art of exhibit writing and how to apply the principles of design to your museum exhibits, as well as practical applications and techniques from wall graphics to exhibit mounts. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards INT 6, 7 and 8. LEU credits available.


Evaluating Your Outcomes – WEBINAR

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 to 3 p.m.
Register by Dec. 12 | FREE

You don’t need to be an expert to carry out useful program evaluation. This webinar will discuss basic feedback methods you can use to gauge the success of your organization’s programs. A Heritage Support Grants webinar. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2.


Recorded Heritage Support Grant overview webinars are available here. We also offer free on-demand workshops any time, subject to scheduling.