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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.

Pitching Your Project – WORKSHOP

Tuesday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by May 9)
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis


Join us for a hands-on workshop covering FAQs, grant writing tips and one-on-one time with grant coaches. In the afternoon we provide time and computer access for some on-site writing. A Heritage Support Grants workshop.



Laying a Strong Foundation: Planning and Implementing Building Projects – WORKSHOP

Wednesday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by May 17)
General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, Crawfordsville

$20, $15 IHS members, $10 Local History Partners (lunch on your own)

Is a building project in your future? Do you want to learn more about best practices, fundraising and working with contractors? Join us for an informative and interesting workshop focused on planning and implementing successful capital projects. Addresses StEPs Standards HSL 2, 4 and 5. LEU credits available.



Fundraising Basics – WORKSHOP

  • Tuesday, June 6, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Register by May 30)
    Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield
  • Thursday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., CENTRAL time (Register by June 1)
    Porter County Museum, Valparaiso


In this introduction to the principles of fundraising, we discuss how the development process can be applied to local history organizations and cover commonly-used fundraising terms. A Heritage Support Grants workshop. Addresses AASLH StEPs Standards MGMT 1 and 2. LEU credits available.



We also offer free on-demand workshops any time, subject to scheduling.