GHHN Annual Conference
Sensing History: Using the Senses to Access History, Engage Audiences and Inspire our Future

2016 Keynote: 
Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk
This year's Keynote Presentation will be given by  Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk Telling finger fables, faerie tales, and the lore of the Hudson River, he's appeared at hundreds of venues every year since 1989. Selected "Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley," Jonathan's been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The National Geographic Channel, and the O'Reilly Factor - and we are thrilled to welcome him! 

His Keynote, Touching Tales of Historic Spirit - Sensing Heritage Through Interactive Storytelling, and Sensory Journeys
demonstrates how to draw out the drama evident at historic sites with well-told tales. Jonathan re-creates local information and history as stimulating adventures. Look to be enchanted and educated with ways to better tell your site's story!  

GHHN Annual Conference & Awards for Excellence
Friday, October 28
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie
GHHN Members: $55   NonMembers: $65*

At GHHN's 2016 Annual Conference, we are engaging in a sensory exploration of the past. Discover and share strategies for using sound, taste, scent, touch, and sight to engage audiences in heritage collections and environments. 

The 2016 Annual Conference will also feature break-out presentations by your peers; office hours that give you the opportunity to speak directly with representatives from New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York Council for the Humanities (NYCH), the Preservation League of New York State, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Connecting to New York's Collections Circuit Riders; breakfast;  a networking luncheon; 
full-day exhibitor hall; the  Awards for Excellence ceremony; and more!

See the full program here:  2016 Annual Conference Program

*Conference Registration Fees increase after 10/14  ($65 for GHHN Members and $75 for NonMembers)
The 2016 Annual Conference is presented in partnership with:
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Silver Level Exhibitors:

See you on 10/28/16!
Sensing History Photo: Daniel Albanese/ The Dusty Rebel

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