The Massachusetts History Conference held in early June each year, features panel discussions and workshops on topics of interest to people who work with small museums and other historical organizations. Over the past decade the conference has featured a wide array of relevant themes and speakers.
The Next Mass History Conference
We have some great plans for the coming year. However, with steadily
eroding Federal support and projections dire for Federal funding in
2014, Mass Humanities is facing a large budget shortfall that is
forcing us to make fairly deep cuts.
As a result, part of our funding for the Mass History Conference is
going, and the 2014 conference is in danger of being cancelled.
The True Cost of the Conference
The conference's registration fee is under $100 per person, but it
costs $400 per person to put on the event. The four sponsors* chip in
as much as possible, but there is still a shortfall.
We need to raise $15,000 by January 1st to be able to put on the
conference. As we do every year, we are hard at work pulling panels
together, doing logistics, figuring out workshops and speakers. We
wouldn't be making this request if it wasn't urgently needed.
How You Can Help
Can you step forward to help make this year's conference a success?
Make a donation today. Suggest organizations who might be interested in becoming sponsors for the conference, email email@example.com. Donors and fundraisers are needed. Your work will:
* Mass Humanities, Massachusetts Historical Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst Public History Program, University of Massachusetts Boston Public History and Archives Track
- benefit the
Commonwealth's smallest historical organizations
- help us get another
fabulous keynote speaker
- help us find people from around the
Commonwealth who have undertaken really interesting projects, and
organize a day rivaled by no other in networking opportunities.