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July 31, 2018
All day
Bear Mountain Inn, 3020 Seven Lakes Drive
Tomkins Cove, NY 10986 United States


GHHN 2018 Annual Conference
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Bear Mountain Inn & Conference Center
Bear Mountain, NY

Flipping the Narrative: Voices Unheard, Stories Untold

The voices and stories of those who fall outside the narrative of ‘dead rich white men’ are still not often heard at historic sites. We think it’s time for that to change. A move to interpret historic sites and the collections within from a different perspective ensures that a more holistic version of our site’s story is presented to visitors and our communities.
This year, we are looking for presentations that address how you have successfully flipped the narrative at your site. If you’ve found a way to tell the stories that haven’t traditionally been told at your site, be that giving voice to individuals who have been marginalized or forgotten in history, or using the stories and experiences connected to your collections items to engage visitors in a new way – we want to learn all about it! We are especially interested to hear about:
    – hands-on experiences
    – immersive experiences
    – public programming that increases community engagement
​Proposal Information – NEW FORMAT!
We will be adopting a Conference format this year called ‘follow the speaker”. The Conference will be divided into three blocks of speakers – which will be presented to all Conference attendees. In each block, speakers will have 15 minutes to present (think Tedx talk!). At the conclusion of the block, all the speakers from that block will go to a separate space where interested participants can come to sit and chat with presenters to ask their questions directly and engage in conversation for up to 45 minutes. The “follow the speaker” format allows for participants to choose if they’d like to hear more about your presentation, and fosters a deeper conversation. Discussion for all sessions should include successes, challenges, and/or lessons learned
Presenters will receive a discounted registration rate of $45!
Session Proposal Deadline is 5 PM on Friday, August 3, 2018!
Click the button below to learn more about submitting your proposal.
For more information about the Conference, the Awards for Excellence nomination form and program, and information on exhibiting or sponsoring, please visit: