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Spring 2012 Consortium Meeting in Alberta

Built by the Ford Motor Company in 1936 as a small self-sustaining timber mill and farming town, the entire community of Alberta was donated by Ford to Michigan Tech in 1954. Image No Neg 2008-03-05-14 courtesy Michigan Tech Archives (click on image for further details).

The Northland Historical Consortium will convene its Spring 2012 meeting on Saturday, May 12, at the Michigan Tech Ford Center in the historic town of Alberta, Michigan, located 7 miles south of L’Anse. The public is invited to register to attend, regardless of their affiliation with a heritage organization. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. eastern time.

A copy of the meeting program and registration form is available in .pdf form here:
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The meeting’s program will focus on strengthening interpretative programming at heritage sites and museums. Tamara Barnes, assistant director of the Historical Society of Michigan, will help participants understand how to find and tell stories of interest to museum visitors, how to address difficult issues within their community, and how to present these stories to make their history organization more relevant to their visitors and audiences. The workshop will include handouts and other takeaways.

The day will be rounded out with a tour of the historic Ford Motor Company sawmill at Alberta. A luncheon is included in the $15 registration fee and registrations must be postmarked by Monday, May 7.

Following lunch, historical organizations will have an opportunity to report on their recent activities and to discuss the Consortium’s work to highlight heritage activity in the region. The Northland Consortium is an informal association of local historical societies, archives and historians in Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Central and Western Upper Peninsula. 

For further information on the event, or to register to attend, contact Erik Nordberg at the Michigan Tech Archives at 906-487-2505 or via e-mail at enordber@mtu.edu.   The Michigan Tech Archives serves as coordinating organization for the Northland Historical Consortium.

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Fall 2011 Consortium Meeting in Florence

The Northland Historical Consortium will convene its Fall 2011 meeting on Saturday, October 8, in Florence, Wisconsin. The public is invited to attend, regardless of their affiliation with a heritage organization and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. eastern time.

The meeting will look at promotion and marketing for small heritage agencies. In addition to presentations and a panel discussion, attendees are encouraged to bring questions and examples of promotional tools that have worked for their museum or historical society. A copy of the program is available here: ConsortiumProgram. The day will be rounded out with tours of the Florence County Historical Museum and several historic structures restored in the area. A luncheon is included in the $15 registration fee.

Following lunch, historical organizations will have an opportunity to report on their recent activities and to discuss the Consortium’s work to highlight heritage activity in the region. 

The Northland Consortium is an informal association of local historical societies, archives and historians in Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Central and Western Upper Peninsula.  A $15 event registration fee will include all presentations, tours, refreshments and the luncheon. 

For further information on the event, or to register to attend, contact Debbie DeMuri 715-528-3597 or via e-mail at dkd@borderlandnet.net

The Michigan Tech Archives serves as coordinating organization for the Northland Historical Consortium.

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Spring 2011 Consortium Meeting in Houghton

Information about the Spring 2011 meeting, which was a exhibit planning workshop jointly sponsored by the Northland Historical Consortium and the Keweenaw Heritage Sites, is available over here.

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