Welcome by Mary Zawacki, Executive Director, Schenectady County Historical Society
10 - 11:30 AM
Exclusive and Inclusive: Behind the Scenes Collections Tours for the 21st Century
Behind the Scenes Tours hold the potential to educate funders and the public about collections stewardship requirements as well as build excitement for collection use and encourage institutional support. In this session, participants will work to innovate the Behind the Scenes tour model and document best practices.
11:30 AM - 12 PM
MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger
12 - 1 PM
Lunch and Time to visit Mabee Farm
1 - 2:30 PM
Humanities NY Workshop with Michael Washburn, Director of Programs, HNY
2:45 - 4:15 PM
Expanding Visitor Experiences: Engaging Tour Ideas for Historic Sites
Allowing visitors to create their own narrative in historic sites has become an increasing trend. How do we provide a compelling visitor experience that expands the diversity of the stories we tell? Hear success stories from two house museums using new tour formats.