Upcoming Events

July 22-26, 2024
Leadership Team workshop and Professional Development workshops for park staff, in partnership with Mission, Faith, Equity Consulting
Gateway Arch National Park, Saint Louis, MO

September 2024
“Interpreting Slavery in Black and White Bodies” session
American Association for State and Local History Annual Conference, Mobile, AL
Registration information.

October 3, 2024
“Freedom/Unfreedom: Reinterpreting Marblehead’s Lee Mansion and Slave Quarters”
Slave Dwelling Project Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Registration information.

Fall 2024
Preservation Maryland
In partnership with Every Museum A Civic Museum, a series of workshops to help Maryland museums and historic sites prepare for America 250 commemoration events.

November 6-8, 2024
“Changing Interpretative Methods at Historic House Museums”
New England Museums Association Conference, Newport, Rhode Island
Registration information.

Previous 2024 Events

February 29, March 1 and March 2, 2024
Louisville Coalition on the History of Enslavement, Louisville, KY
“Interpreting the History of Enslavement and Enslaved People” Workshop

March 2024
Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
Interpreting Black History – Staff Professional Development

April 3, 2024
Real Places Conference, Austin, TX
“Interpreting Slavery” Workshop
This workshop at the Neill-Cochran House Museum (NCHM) in Austin will combine foundational interpretive skills with an example of how the work of interpreting the institution of slavery and the lives of enslaved people requires an organizational commitment. Through individual and group activities, Kristin Gallas of MUSE Consulting, will share replicable practices for rallying your staff, board, and volunteers to interpret slavery and develop a compassionate organization that can navigate the difficult work. The NCHM is working to not only restore its physical slave quarters but also to resurrect the names, faces, and lives of the enslaved people who worked and lived there. Equally important, the NCHM is interpreting the unique aspects of slavery in Austin and the contributions the enslaved made to the soul of the community. NCHM staff and consultants will guide attendees through each step of the interpretive process, including the earlier stages of the work to assess the architecture of the site and restore the building.

May 9-10, 2024
American Association for State and Local History – Online Workshop
“Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens”

May 30-31, 2024
National Council on Public History – Online Workshop
“Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites”

Thursday, June 27, 2024
“Thoughtful Choices: Interpreting Kitchens with Histories of Enslavement”
What’s Cooking? New Directions in Historic House Kitchens – Conference
Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY