PA Museums posts statewide, regional, and national conferences and workshops that may be of interest to our members. Our own conferences and workshops are at Programs and Services.

Upcoming webinars

2/17, 12 p.m.
Endowments: Considering Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) Factors

The AAM Environment and Climate Network invites you and your colleagues to meet a panel of knowledgeable and experienced speakers from Wells Fargo advisors, the board chair of Phipps Conservatory, and the CEO of the Wild Center on the future of sustainable investing at this free webinar.  Please help us spread the word and share in your newsletters, social media and networks!


2/22, 1 p.m.
Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising.  Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

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The Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives is pleased to offer another event in its Community History Dialog series: Documenting and Preserving Community Cemeteries, which will be held online, January 26th from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Join us in this online discussion to inspire and help social communities think about how they can collect and preserve their own history. The event is free but requires registration.

Click here to register or copy and paste this link in your browser:

Documenting and Preserving Cemeteries to Preserve Community History

Burial grounds and cemeteries are among the most valuable historic resources we have. They provide a direct link to the history of the individuals and communities where they are located. Discover how the Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds Project, Historic Eden Cemetery, and Friends of Lebanon Cemetery are working to preserve their community history with an emphasis on African American cemeteries across Pennsylvania.


Barbara Barksdale, Pennsylvania Hallowed Grounds Project
Chapman Smith, Eden Cemetery Historical and Archival Records Care Grant Manager
Samantha Dorm, Friends of Lebanon Cemetery

About the Community History Dialog Series:

A social community is a group of people who share some common characteristic, attitude, interest, or goals and who consider themselves to be a community. Communities might be connected by ethnic or cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation or gender identity, religious beliefs, or other shared experiences, and can be represented by a formal organization, or a community’s members can be more loosely connected. The goal of the Community History Dialog is to help such communities identify and preserve their history.

The Pennsylvania State Archives started this series in 2020 to gather community groups, archivists, and others to share their own experiences collecting and preserving their community’s stories and offer guidance. These discussions are helpful to groups just beginning to preserve their history or those who have significant collections already but are seeking next steps.

Recordings of previous Community History Dialog events and additional resources for community history projects can be found here:

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums

Conference Dates: Ready, Aim, Build | February 22, 2021
Virtual Symposium: March 1-4, 2021

Building Museums™ will be 100% virtual in 2021. We’ve made rates affordable so that anyone can join. AIA Continuing Education Units will be available to those that register and attend the live Symposium.

For more information and to register, click here.
Early bird rates available through Jan 31.
Registration for attendees and presenters is separate. Need help? Email

The American Association for State and Local History

Upcoming Webinars

1/26Webinar: What is the AASLH Awards Program?
2/3Webinar: Is Your Organization Ready for Self-Assessment?

Upcoming Online Courses

3/1 – 4/25: Online Course: Developing Exhibitions: Planning
3/1 – 4/25: Online Course: Leadership and Administration for History Organizations
3/22 – 4/19: Online Course: Financial Structures & Strategy
3/22 – 5/16: Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

2020 Annual Meeting Recordings

Did you miss the first-ever AASLH all-virtual conference? Catch up on all the plenaries, keynotes, and sessions from the 2020 AASLH Online Annual Meeting by registering for recordings à la carte.

Recorded Webinars

If you missed any webinars we’ve offered this year, they are available on-demand in the AASLH Resource Center. There are dozens of past webinars addressing topics like reopening, deaccessioning, virtual internships, and more. You can view them here.

2021 NCHE Online Conference,
April 8-11

Early Bird Registration Now Available
Rates will increase on January 1st.

To register, go to:

Contact John Csepegi at or (240) 888-4105