August 2018 eNews of Note
GHHN Annual Conference & Awards for Excellence​

Flipping the Narrative:
Voices Unheard, Stories Untold

The voices and stories of those who fall outside the narrative of 'dead rich white men' are still not often heard at historic sites. We think it's time for that to change. A move to interpret historic sites and the collections within from a different perspective ensures that a more holistic version of our site's story is presented to visitors and our communities. We hope you'll join us at the GHHN Annual Conference on Tuesday, September 25 to discover strategies and find inspiration for exploring the untold stories at your site. 

Additionally, we are delighted to say the 2018 Annual Conference will debut a new and exciting conference format designed to help you engage at a more direct level with our presenters. We will once again feature office hours opportunities with grant funding organizations as well as a lite breakfast, networking luncheon, full-day exhibit hall, the  Awards for Excellence  ceremony, and more!​
Tuesday, September 25
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Bear Mountain Inn & Conference Center
Bear Mountain, NY

Registration Fees:
GHHN Members: $70.00
($75.00 After 9/1)

Non Members:   $80.00
($85.00 After 9/1)
Looking for funding opportunities for historic preservation, trails, interpretation, and more at your historic site? We're here to help you find ones you may not know about!

GHHN is excited to offer these programs - in partnership with the Preservation League of New York State (PLNYS) and funded by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area /Hudson River Valley Greenway (HRVNHA/HRVG).
Focus on Funding:
Upcoming Webinars

More Than Just Trails:
Understanding the Wider Scope of the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area's 
Funding Opportunities 

Friday, September 7
GHHN Members: $15
NonMembers: $25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Finding Funds for Your Historic Preservation Project

Tuesday, November 27
GHHN/PLNYS Members: $15
NonMembers: $25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit at or Sponsor the GHHN Annual Conference!

Is your business seeking ways to connect and build relationships with the Hudson Valley/Metro New York's museums and historical organizations?  This is your opportunity to connect face-to-face and showcase your products with your target audience.  Become a conference Sponsor, Exhibitor, Supporter, or Friend.
Our members are your clients....The Hudson Valley/Metro NY has the largest concentration of historic organizations in the state. We know you'll want your museum products to be represented and to be connected to the audience that uses them.   
Be an active part of this exciting conference! Space is LIMITED - First Come, First Served!

Deadline for inclusion in Conference Program: Friday, August 24 
(we will continue to accept sponsorships until September 17, however, any sponsorship received after the deadline will not be included in the official conference program)
Hudson River Valley Ramble

The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, as well as the amazing landscape, communities, and trails throughout the region. Every September, ‘Ramblers’ come not only from the Hudson Valley region and New York State, but from other regions of the country as well to discover the riches our Valley has to offer.

The 19th Annual Ramble will take place on September 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30 of 2018! Click the button below to download a PDF copy of the  2018 Hudson River Valley Ramble Booklet .
Museum Chartering Survey

The New York State Education Department's Museum Chartering Office plans on creating and distributing a mini web series about the museum chartering process in order to inform organizations about what chartering is and the various steps within the process. We would like to hear from you about what you would like to learn about in this web series.

Let us know by completing a quick 6-question survey by August 31st. Click the button at left to start the survey.
Register Your Fall
Path Through History
Weekend Events!

In 2012 Governor Cuomo unveiled New York State's "Path Through History," a statewide initiative that links historically
and culturally significant sites, locations and events throughout New York State. This effort to highlight our rich heritage aims to not only showcase the state's history and cultural significance, but also promote tourism and economic development in communities across
the state.

Fall Path Through History Weekend will
be held  on Columbus Day weekend (October 6-8, 2018) - and event registration is open!
We welcome your partnership as we work together to showcase New York State's unparalleled history. If your organization is holding an event during these time frames that connects with New York State history, we encourage you to participate so we can include it in our promotional efforts.

Risk Management For Collections

Wednesday, November 7
Historic Huguenot Street, New Paltz
​GHHN Members: $45
NonMembers: $55
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Risk management is an integral part of the decision-making process for organizational stewardship. It is especially useful for those responsible for the care, survival, and accessibility of our cultural heritage. Risk management not only involves immediate risks to the safety of objects and collections, but also encompasses all the threats to which they are exposed; both events (such as fire, flooding and theft) as well as processes (including fading due to light, cracks from dehydration, and tarnishing caused by pollution). This workshop is intended to guide users smoothly through the steps of the risk management process.  Risk Management for Collections is a strategy developed by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, or RCE). The RCE strategy identifies, analyzes, and evaluates risks to collections. 

The Risk Management for Collections program concentrates on the further development of a user-friendly method of risk management. This program, presented by  Dr. Bart Ankersmit and Renate van Leijen ,  will make this method accessible to and provide attendees with the necessary information so that small organizations with limited resources may conduct risk assessments and manage relevant risks. This full-day workshop includes a lite breakfast, networking luncheon, and resource packet. Space is limited! Don't delay- register today!
Mid-Hudson Re-Visioning Change Workshop
SUNY New Paltz
September 14, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm
In this series of one-day workshops, presenters from MANY’s 2018 Annual Conference  Visioning Change  will reprise their sessions in the Capital Region, Mid-Hudson, Long Island, and Southern Tier in content-packed days of learning and connecting with colleagues. Registration includes coffee, snacks, lunch, and a reception. 
Psst...NYSCA and GHHN will be presenting on our Creativity Incubator program at the Capital Region Re-Visioning Change Workshop on Friday, October 26 at Peebles Island!
We've Had A Busy Spring and Summer!

From learning about pests during a special tour of the Vanderbilt Mansion, to exploring funding opportunities for historic sites, to getting creative and crafting song lyrics inspired by museum pieces at the Quick Center at St. Bonaventure, to brainstorming ideas about what an empty warehouse space at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum could be - we've been all over NYS! Make sure to check out all the photos from our recent workshops!