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SHA: Not Only Refreshing, but Empowering

As promised, the “Why Should You Attend SHA?” 11 posts in 11 days from the SHA Class of 2011 Museum Minute countdown concludes today with a post from Dr. Patricia Williams Lessane, Executive Director at the Avery Research Center at The College of Charleston. Take it away, Patricia. I didn’t know what to expect when I applied for SHA. I only knew that … Continue reading

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History Matters. SHA Matters. You Matter.

Applications for the Seminar for Historical Administration are due TOMORROW. Are you ready? Are you editing your application materials? Looking for some last minute inspiration? Look no further. Today’s “Why Should You Attend SHA?” post by John Elder will do the trick. John, an Indianapolis native, is a natural entertainer. He worked at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, in Fishers, Indiana, for nearly 14 … Continue reading

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SHA: A Necessary Catalyst that Helped Refine & Affirm My Place in the Field & Commitment to It

It’s Saturday. The application deadline for the Seminar for Historical Administration is knocking on the door. Are you ready? There are only 3 days left (including today) to apply. For those of you still on the fence, I think today’s “Why Should You Attend SHA?” post by my SHA roomie, Lillian Diep, Creative Content Manager at the Homestead Museum … Continue reading

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SHA is an Awesome “Camp” for Adults in Our Field

The weekend is upon us and there are 4 days left (including today) to apply for the Seminar for Historical Administration. The “Why Should You Attend SHA?” 11 posts in 11 days from the SHA Class of 2011 continues today with Cynthia Capers (@eighthcyn), Associate Director of Education and Changing Exhibitions at the Holocaust Museum Houston in Houston, Texas. Summer camps are often maligned in … Continue reading

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From a Culture of SHA, I am in Hook, Line & Sinker

On May 9, I wrote my first post about the application deadline for the Seminar for Historical Administration and linked to several webpages which provided additional information about the program. One of those links included an email from Kent Whitworth, Executive Director of the Kentucky Historical Society. In his email Kent said, “the Seminar is the single best investment you can … Continue reading

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SHA: A Fertile Environment for Real Learning, Powerful Networking & Organizational Change

Yesterday’s “Why Should You Attend SHA?” Museum Minute blog post by Mark Sundlov is a tough act to follow. Did anyone else get a kick out of “the Dude’s rug” reference? Genius! Jason Crabill (@CrabillJ), Manager of Curatorial Services at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio, continues the 11 posts in 11 days from the SHA Class … Continue reading

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SHA: Unbeatable Professional Training & Powerful Personal Relationships

The “Why Should You Attend SHA?” 11 posts in 11 days from the SHA Class of 2011 continues today with Mark Sundlov (@thesandlot11), Site Supervisor at the Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site in Cooperstown, North Dakota. SHA has been the most important and effective educational event in my museum career. SHA is imprecisely divided into two areas—professional training and personal … Continue reading

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