November 17, 2015

Marketing and communications tools for historical societies and other history organizations

Event marketing and tools, research, and case studies to attract and retain visitors and members to historical societies, historic sites, and history museums, including getting started with The History List, participating on the new weekly statewide guides to history events, taking advantage of the campaign for history at the holidays, website tools and insights, social tools and insights, advertising tracking, and more. 

Subscribe to Marketing Tips for Historic Sites and History Organizations, a newsletter that comes out a few times a year, for more resources. contains links to dozens of free tools, case studies, and other resources specifically for marketing historic sites, organizations, events, and exhibits.

The presentation below was given at History Camp Iowa on November 14, 2015 at the State Historical Museum of Iowa.


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November 14, 2015

Photos from History Camp Iowa at the State Historical Museum of Iowa on November 14, 2015

The first History Camp outside of New England took place on November 14, 2015 at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. With more sessions and attendees, and great coverage in the media (bottom of this page), this was the most successful History Camp yet. Learn more about History Camp and browse presentations from this and past History Camps (when posted) at  Sign up for updates on History Camp Iowa, including information on local events and the next History Camp Iowa in 2016. There you can also sign up to receive the new weekly "Guide to History Events in Iowa."

My presentation, "Marketing and communications tools for historical societies and other history organizations," is available above.

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November 13, 2015

Updated schedule for History Camp Iowa

Here's the latest schedule.  Hope to see you there—here are still some spots to left, so you can still register—and if you're a volunteer with or staff person at a history organization, such as a historical society or museum, I hope you'll attend my session at 11:15 am: "Marketing and communications tools for historical societies and other history organizations." Download the latest schedule from the History Camp site.

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November 5, 2015

New Weekly Email Guide Connects History Lovers to Rhode Island's Rich History, Historic Sites, And Events

Thanks to the Rhode Island Historical Society, the Newport Historical Society, and the folks at the other participating institutions who have helped launch our latest weekly guide, "Guide to History Events in Rhode Island," which was announced formally this morning in this press release.  Organizations interested in participating can learn more and sign up, and individuals can subscribe here.


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