PA Museums 2024 Statewide Museum Conference
Chance for Change: Opportunities in a Community
April 14-16, 2024
Harrisburg, PA

PA Museums invites you to join us for our 2024 annual statewide museum conference, Chance for Change: Opportunities in a Community.  The theme is intended to address the opportunities museums and historical organizations can identify and the positive changes they can make. Museums can be wonderous places featuring stories, objects, and activities that serve communities and complement social, economic, and educational initiatives around them. How cultural organizations can be more proactive and intentional when an opportunity presents itself can increase their visibility and impact and make them better community institutions.

PA Museums’ annual meeting will be held April 14-16, 2024 in Harrisburg, and our attendees will have an opportunity to visit museums and historical organizations in the city. Our conference attendees will connect and learn as we join together for special events showcasing our member museums, educational sessions, tours, and speakers. We will also celebrate the winners of our annual Special Achievement Awards and have many opportunities to meet colleagues. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lodging for the conference will be on your own. PA Museums has reserved special rates on rooms for our 2024 conference attendees at Harrisburg’s Crowne Plaza. You can make your reservations online or by calling 717-234-5021. The cutoff date for our room deal is March 27.  Valet parking at the Crowne Plaza is $25/day, and the hotel is .6 miles from the State Museum.

For those traveling by car, there are several parking options available. Metered parking spaces and city parking garages are available within a 3 block radius of the Museum. Visit Park Harrisburg for more information about rates; the parking garage closest to the State Museum is the South Street Parking Garage.

Registration is open now and the preliminary program is available for our annual conference.

Past Conferences

2023 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
Stronger Museums for a Stronger Pennsylvania
April 23-25, 2023

Please click here to see our 2023 Program.

2022 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
Museums in the Moment
April 25-29, 2022

Please click here to see our 2022 Program.

2021 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
Service in Uncertainty

April 19-23, 2021

Please click here to see our 2021 Program.

2020 Annual Statewide Museum Conference
The Strategic Museum: Mission in Community
August 24-28, 2020

Please click here to see our 2020 Program.

Trust, Transparency, and Transformation
PA Museums Annual Conference
April 7-9, 2019 in Chadds Ford, PA

Please click here to see our 2019 Program.