Fall 2017 Biannual Meeting at Clayton
Sunday, October 15, 2017 2pm-4:30pm, at two venues in Clayton
2:00 – 3:00 tour of Hanley House, first venue
3:00 – 4:30 meeting with presentation and sharing time for organizers of local historical organizations at the Center of Clayton, second venue
Please join us!
Addresses for the two venues:
Historic house tour- 2-3pm
7600 Westmoreland Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
The Center of Clayton
50 Gay Ave Clayton, MO 63105
Light refreshments will be served as we discuss and share ideas for collaboration and resource sharing
Sponsored by the Clayton Historical Society
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-918-1617
Thursday, November 16 a second day of sharing retreat
This day of sharing on Nov 16 will be much like the first day of sharing on July 11, 2017. It will be hosted by Carondelet Historical Society at their museum at 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111. It will start at 8:00 am. At 11:30 we will break for lunch. In the afternoon, we will select a topic to discuss in more depth. We will finish by 4:00 pm.
The format will be much like the first Day of Sharing Retreat held on July 11. The idea is the same as the first day; a time for in-depth sharing for an extended period of time. We are sharing with our peers, our fellow colleagues involved in organizing for history organizations.
So we can get an estimate of attendance please RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter at email@example.com.
What is St Louis Regional Regional Historical Societies?
St.Louis Regional Historical Societies is a loose organization of local historical societies, museums and historic buildings, and other history-related organizations in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, Missouri, USA. It meets twice a year for participating organizations to share information. The group is spear-headed by the St. Louis County historian, Dan Gonzales. Meetings are hosted by the various participating organizations, in turn, usually two organizations working together.
In June 2016 there was an additional offering of a workshop on membership hosted at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park in conjunction with St.Louis Regional Historical Societies. This workshop was designed to further the interests of historical organizations in the greater St Louis metro area.
Attendance at the meetings and workshops is open to the organizers of local historical organizations. The meetings and programs are specifically aimed at serving the needs of leaders and officers of local historical organizations. These leaders gather together to network, to share information with each other about their organizations, to find common challenges and to share strategies to help their organizations move forward.
Dan Gonzales, Preservation Historian for St. Louis County Parks & Recreation, serves as coordinator. Phone number 314.615.7869. Email: DGonzales@stlouisco.com.
Stephen Hanpeter is a lead organizer with Regional.
Phone 314-918-1617. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the St.Louis Regional Historical Societies Facebook page, where participating organizations are invited announce their events and projects. You can also find information through the St. Louis County History’s new facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/STLCHistoricPlaces/. If you would like to share information about your events on this page you can do so by contacting Danny Gonzales at email@example.com.
Previous meetings and events
A Day of Sharing Retreat – July 11, 2017
John Remelius, president of the Carondelet Historical Society, and Stephen Hanpeter, president of Sappington-Concord Historical Society, would like to invite others from the Regional Historical Societies to join them in a day of sharing about challenges you face as leaders of your organizations. But more than challenges, the hope is to share solutions, insights, and what works. Below are some topics that John has listed up as possible talking points. They are just suggestions. As a group, we can decide on the topics to discuss during the day based on the desires of the group.
The meeting will be at the Carondelet Historical Society on Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00 am and finish at 4:00 pm. It will be a day of sharing and learning. We will start in the morning by deciding on the topics of discussion by mutual agreement among those attending. Whoever is attending will also decide on the structure for the day.
Carondelet Historical Society, 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111, USA
We will break for lunch, visiting a restaurant in the area. This will be a day for us to talk about organizational needs, concerns and solutions. We hope many of you can come join this sharing session and search for ideas to help your organization better carry out its mission.
A few more words about the focus of the day
The emphasis is on you; your thoughts and your needs right now. Sure we can plan workshops and have seminars on improving our organizations. We can read books. But what if we want to just jump in both feet first into the deep water right now today? That’s what this day is for. Talk about anything and everything. Say whatever you want. Share to your heart’s content, all in one day. Take notes on what you heard and talked about, or just be happy you could talk freely.
Consider this day a retreat
Step back for a few hours. Make time to think, discuss, listen and most of all, share. Some retreats get away from the city. This is in the city, at the beautiful Carondelet Historical Society, 6303 Michigan Ave, St Louis, MO 63111.
So we can get an estimate of attendance please RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of possible topics
Board of Directors
Ageing Board of Directors
What type of Board? In name only or Working members Who controls Organization? Members, Board. Executive Committee, or By-laws.
Insurance Liability?- Artifacts? –Building? Gift Shop
Trust Fund or Investments
Who does Repair & Maintenance
What type of office equipment What types of computer programs?
What types of meeting programs?
Business meeting? Speaker meeting? Program meetings
How long How often
How to attract Younger Volunteers?
Who will run your Society in 20 years or will it be dead?
Spring 2017 Regional Meeting at the Hawken House
Sunday, April 23, 2017
The Hawken House, Webster Groves Historical Society
1155 S Rock Hill Road
St. Louis, MO 63119
See website for Webster Groves Historical Society
2:00 gathering, refreshments and tour of the Hawken House
3:00 pm Meeting starts
Welcome From Our Host – 5 min
Presentation from the Missouri History Museum on the Innovation Fund – 10 min
Historians Report by Danny Gonzales – Directory and discussion for next workshop – 5 min
Information on new option for local publishing – Peggy Kruse – 7 min
Organizational Reports – 60 min
4:30 pm Meeting wrap up
Please RSVP to Stephen Hanpeter
Phone: 314-918-1617. Email: email@example.com
Fall 2016 Regional meeting at Sappington House Barn restaurant
Refreshments compliments of the the Sappington House Foundation and the Sappington-Concord Historical Society. Free tour of Sappington House at 2:00-3:00 pm. Regional program starts at 3:00.
2:00-3:00 Complimentary refreshments, tour of the Sappington House, networking time
3:00 Welcome by event sponsors, Sappington House Foundation and the Sappington-Concord Historical Society – 5 minutes
Introduction – Martha- 5 min
1. Announce workshop at the Missouri History Museum on the topic of volunteers, Date/Time TBD. Pass out signup sheet
2. Announce the next Regional Historical Society meeting – April 23rd 2:00 pm at the Hawken House Hearth Room in Webster Groves.
Presentation on Regional organizational directory- Stephen- 10 min
Historian Update- Danny- 10 min
1. Facebook Group
2. Proposition 1
3. St. Louis County Landmarks
4. Resource List
3:30-4:30 Organizational presentations by each organization attending to share information about themselves and upcoming events – 60 min
June 11, Membership Workshop
“Membership Development for Historical Organizations”
Come enjoy a presentation on best practices in the membership field presented by Dana Hines of Membership Consultants. Dana has worked with historical organizations large and small including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, The Smithsonian Institution, and the Missouri Historical Society.
Ms. Hines presentation will be complimented by an expert panel of individuals experienced in membership development who will share their expertise through moderated Q&A, and small group discussion.
Saturday, June 11, 2:00-3:30 at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park, in the AT&T Multipurpose Room. Find the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park at Lindell and DeBaliviere 314.746.4599
Missouri History Museum
St. Louis County
Admission to the workshop is free and open to organizers of history-related organizations in the greater St.Louis metro area.
Please send RSVP email to reserve@ mohistory.org or call 314-361-9017 to make your reservation.
Download a copy of the Membership Development for Historical Organizations flier to share with fellow board directors and officers.
The Spring 2016 meeting
Held at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, Missouri
Sunday, April 17, 1:00-3:30 pm
The Shrine of St. Ferdinand
1 Rue St Francois,
Florissant, MO 63031
The Regional spring meeting refreshments are provided by Historic Florissant.
Missouri Germans Consortium
St Louis County libraries
Wildwood Historical Society
Webster Groves Historical Society – Hawken House
Sappington-Concord Historical Society
Old Trails Historical Society
Old Jamestown Association
Missouri Aviation Historical Society
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site
Historical Society of University City
Hazelwood Historic Preservation Commission
Greenwood Cemetery Association
Florissant Valley Historical Society
Fenton Historical Society
Ballwin Historical Commission
Eureka Historical Society
Clayton History Society
Chesterfield Historic Commission
Carondelet Historical Society
Bridgeton Historical Society
1st Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
The Fall 2015 meeting
Fall 2015 semiannual meeting of the St. Louis Regional Historical Societies was at Jefferson Barracks Historic Site on the second floor of the Visitors Center.
October 11, 2015 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Jefferson Barracks Historic Site, Visitors Center, 2nd floor
345 North Rd.
St. Louis Mo 63125
Enter the Jefferson Barracks campus through the north entrance at Kingston and South Broadway. Then follow the signs to the Visitors Center. Parking is around the Visitors Center and at the Old Ordnance Room Museum nearby.
Get more info from Google Maps.
See satellite photo of Jefferson Barracks Visitors Center below. The Visitors Center is to the right of the location bubble, the long building with the grey roof.
Please send your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-918-1617.
Participants will be able to tour the special exhibition, “The
Courageous and Faithful: The Cavalry at Jefferson Barracks,” which is in the museum building nearby, the Old Ordinance Room. There will be a short presentation on websites for small non-profits. Light refreshments will be served as we discuss issues and share ideas for collaboration and resource sharing.
The Fall 2015 meeting is sponsored by Sappington-Concord and Bridgeton Historical Societies. The meeting facility is provided by the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site.
Questions to Stephen Hanpeter at 314-918-1617, email email@example.com, or Dan Gonzales, Preservation Historian for St. Louis County Parks & Recreation, 314.615.7869, email DGonzales@stlouisco.com.
Meeting agenda: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
• Tour the special exhibition, “The Courageous and Faithful: The Cavalry at Jefferson Barracks”
• Meeting opening and introductory remarks
• Presentation on web sites for local historical organizations
• Discussion of core issues faced by local historical organizations
• Each attending organization presents on their current programming and on their strategies for development
The Spring 2015 meeting
The Fall 2014 meeting was hosted by the Carondelet Historical Society on November 16 at 2:00 pm at their museum. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarondeletHistoricalSociety
The spring, May 4, 2014 meeting was hosted by Old Trails Historical Society at the Manchester City Hall, the historic Lyceum Building on Manchester Road just west of Woods Mill Road.
Sappington-Concord Historical Society…
…join us and we’ll make history together!
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