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2019 Annual Conference Request for Proposals

Interested in hosting an annual conference? The KMHA Board is seeking applications for a site for 2019. Please download the RFP, review it, and send your proposal by August 1st to Tressa Brown, the Kentucky Heritage Council, 410 High Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.



Connecting to Collections Care Webinars

    Are You Ready Your Animals Depend on It-Contingency Planning for Collections
    August 9, 2017, 2-3:30 EDT

    Excellence in stewardship for cultural institutions isn't just putting together an amazing collection. Institutions must do everything in their power to prepare for events that could damage or destroy their collection, and this is especially true when collections include living things! Animals require special considerations in emergencies and disasters, and that starts with contingency planning.

    In this webinar, Dr. Yvonne Nadler, and Ashley Zielinski of the Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Preparedness Response and Recovery Fusion Center (ZAHP Fusion Center) will discuss the evolution of contingency planning for living collections in the exotic animal industry.

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KMHA Now Offers a Professional Development Certificate

The KMHA Professional Development Certificate unites basic skills and practical learning required of professionals and volunteers from the cultural, artistic, historical and museum communities of Kentucky. It encourages participants to broaden their scope of experience through conferences, workshops and volunteerism.
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Save the Date

  • American Association for State & Local History, Austin, Texas, September 6-9, 2017
  • Southeast Museums Conference Annual Meeting, Orleans, Louisiana, September 11-13, 2017
  • American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting & Museum Expo, Phoenix, Arizona, May 6-9, 2018
  • Kentucky Museum & Heritage Alliance Professional Development & Networking Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, June 10-12, 2018


Kentucky History Trust Fund Application Process Open

The Kentucky Local History Trust Fund is pleased to open our second year of funding applications. Local history organizations, public libraries, and other history-minded 501c3s are encouraged to apply for $290-1500 grants to support strategic planning, education programs, collections care, publications, exhibits, and more. Applications are due to KHS by October 13, 2017. Please direct questions to Dr. Amanda Higgins or Dr. Andrew Patrick.

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Kentucky Oral History Commission Grants Available

The Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) will accept grant applications for the fall fiscal year 2017-2018 grant cycle from Monday, July 17, through Monday, Sept. 25. KOHC grants are available for new projects and for the transcription and indexing of existing oral history interviews. The commission intends its grant program to encourage statewide collection and preservation of oral histories and to help make those historically valuable interviews accessible to the pub

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Kentucky Historical Marker Application Process Now Open

Does your community have a local history story that needs to be commemorated? The fall application for Kentucky Historical Markers is also available. Applications are due September 1, 2017. Contact Dr. Andrew Patrick for more details or download an application.

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Regional Heritage Stewardship Program

The Conservation Center for art & historic artifacts has launched a regional stewardship program with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Stewardship Program will include in-person workshops, webinars, preservation needs assessments, and a final conference intended to foster networking, resource sharing, and sustainability.

The initiative will serve two regions: Appalachian Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia and Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida Panhandle.

With a goal of creating working communities of practice among small organizations facing related challenges, this program offers a unique opportunity to increase collections care in individual institutions, as well as to meet and network with other collections care professionals in each region.

This program includes workshops, webinars, grant opportunities for institutions to receive a CCAHA Preservation Needs Assessment, and a final conference.

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