Leading Locally workshops address care and management of historic properties

Mar 12, 2019

This May, join staff from Historic New England and other expert professionals for a series of workshops on strategies related to managing museum, non-profit, and municipally owned historic properties and their contents.

All workshops will take place at the Haverhill Regional Office at 151 Essex Street in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Caring for Museum and Historic Buildings: Their Structures, Finishes, and Contents

Friday, May 3, 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.

Held at Historic New England’s Haverhill Regional Office, this workshop focuses on conservation, care, and cleaning standards and methods related to small museums and historic houses. Learn from collections professionals about maintenance and cleaning of historic interiors, new approaches to integrated pest management, and conservation treatments for common objects. Includes a tour of collections storage and hands-on training stations.

Managing Municipal, Museum, and Other Non-Profit Historic Properties

Friday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Managing historic buildings owned by municipalities, non-profits, and small museums presents numerous challenges. In this installment of the series, explore zoning, planning, and code regulations that affect historic properties; and treatment approaches to maintaining historic buildings. Learn from preservation professionals who manage historic sites and make treatment decisions, including reviews of condition assessments, cyclical maintenance, disaster preparedness, and working with contractors.

Organizational Development for Small Museums and History Non-Profits

Friday, May 31, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Small and mid-sized historic properties, museums, and other organizations need effective, realistic resource planning to be successful. Assessing resources, planning strategically, and cultivating donors, grants, and community support can help small cultural organizations unlock their potential. This workshop features Historic New England and other development staff presentations on enhancing organizational development and leadership capacity.

Cost per workshop: $30, $25 Historic New England members. Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6644 for more information. Box lunch and beverages provided.