Morgan Log House Goschenhoppen Historians Woodford Manor History Affiliates Prudence Haines
Purpose of the History Affiliate Program • Funded by the Barra Foundation, the purpose of the History Affiliates is to serve and support the small and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in the five county area of Southeastern Pennsylvania. These organizations present and preserve our history through public and educational programs, exhibitions and publications, and various collections preservation efforts. They add value to our collective heritage and to their individual neighborhoods and communities.
Montgomery County Historical Society The Challenge Historical Society of Tacony
“Creating Connections” online survey continued Top five greatest challenges were: • Fundraising • Marketing and Public Relations • Volunteer Help • Membership – developing, maintaining and expanding the membership base • Collections care Bucks County Historical Society
Philadelphia History Attraction Attendance 3.9 million annual visits 84% of total population
Six Goals for the History Affiliates Program 1. Develop a sense of “community” among history and heritage organizations. 2. Lower the barriers of participation in terms of money, time, and location. 3. Aggregate information and resources that support heritage organizations. 4. Create a central “voice” representing the interests of the sector within the wider community. 5. Develop mechanisms to begin affecting capacity building for both individual organizations and the sector as a whole. 6. Develop ways to financially support the History Affiliates program.
History Affiliates Advisory Board Jack McCarthy, Project DirectorHistorical Society of Pennsylvania Doug Miller, Site AdministratorPennsbury Manor Dennis Pickeral, Executive DirectorStenton Gwyn Rowland, Executive DirectorThe Mill at Anselma Tony Shahan, Executive DirectorNewlin Grist Mill Theresa Stuhlman, Preservation & Development AdministratorFairmount Park Erica Armour, Executive DirectorHistoric Fallsington Pattye Benson, PresidentTredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust Meg BleeckerBlades, Executive DirectorThe Highlands Mansion and Garden Ingrid Bogel, Executive DirectorConservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Bruce Knapp, PresidentPaoli Battlefield Preservation Trust David Luz, Executive DirectorSchwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
Action Steps • History in Pennsylvania awards • AASLH StEPs scholarships and mentors • University of DE Sustaining Places program summit on volunteerism • Two workshops outside of Philadelphia County • Robust web pages for the HA program on the HSP website • Continue to produce the monthly newsletter • Continue to network with: • HA members • Service Providers like GPCA and CCAHA • Partnership organizations like Germantown Preserved,The Rural History Confederation and the Tri-State Coalition for Historic Places 4. Large history and heritage organizations like yourselves.
Conclusion Historical Society of Montgomery County