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PA Museums is planning our 2024 annual statewide museum conference, Chance for Change: Opportunities in a Community.  The them 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.

Join us at this year’s conference, “Chance for Change: Opportunities in a Community,” where we delve into the realm of possibilities that museums and historical organizations can uncover to bring about positive transformations. Museums are not only repositories of stories and artifacts but also catalysts for community growth, aligning with social, economic, and educational initiatives.

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!

Conference registration will not include lodging, and we plan to open registration in February 2024.

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.