MANY Announces 2015 Regional Meet-Ups

MANY is taking to the road and will be coming to a region near you!

Join MANY Executive Director, Devin Lander and MANY Board Members for a listening session. Learn about the Museum Education Act as well as other MANY projects and initiatives. Take this opportunity to let us know what issues are important to you and how we can help. 
New this year! We are offering workshops or specials tours in conjunction with some of the Meet-Ups. These are free and open to anyone. RSVP required.
2015 Meet-Up Schedule - all start at 10am unless otherwise stated
*Note - keep an eye out for more regions and dates to be announced!
October 6 - Capital District, Albany Institute of Art
October 26 - Western, Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228) 
**Workshop - Exhibits 101 with Thinking Outside the Square; Behind the Scenes Tour of BNHV
October 27 - Southern Tier, Chemung County Historical Society (415 E Water St, Elmira, NY 14901)
     **Workshop -  The Programming They Didn't Teach You in School
- What is a staff to do when they feel their museum is beginning the slow crawl to irrelevancy to its community?  Well, you do some soul searching and rethink the museum!  When the Chemung County Historical Society realized that people weren't coming to lectures like they used to and that school visits had decreased significantly, the staff got creative.  Through non-traditional partnerships and offbeat programming, CCHS is trying to change the way that people experience local history.  In this workshop, participants will take part in a hands-on, irreverent romp through some of the best stories in Chemung County's history and hear how the staff has developed exhibits and programs to overcome specific challenges. There will also be ample time for a group conversation about how to make our museums centers for creativity and experimentation.
November 2 - Central, SUArt Galleries, Syracuse University (Shaffer Art, Syracuse, NY 13244)
**Workshop - **Workshop - Open source database programs and management - an enlightening learning experience to see what is currently being developed and used for collections management software with little to no front end costs! Presented by Jennifer Peters, Digital Archivist and Metadata Specialist
      **Jon Moretti from Gaylord Archival will talk about the latest products and services that Gaylord has to offer, and will be available to answer questions about your  
      specific archival needs. Did you know that MANY members receive a special discount when ordering from Gaylord?
November 3 - Finger Lakes, Seneca Park Zoo (2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621)
November 4 - Mid-Hudson, Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701)
       **Presentation by Andrew Marietta, New York Council of Non Profits - Board Impact: Making Service on Your Board a Win-Win: Is your museum or historical society facing challenges    
       recruiting new board members? Are you worried about attracting future board leaders? Cultural organizations throughout the region struggle with connecting and explaining to the community
       what it means to be a board member and why someone should volunteer to do so. Often organizations are undermining their own efforts in attracting people to board service. This session
       will explore the personal, professional and community value of being a board member, and how your museum can leverage and market these areas to bring success to your board. Board
       members are encouraged to attend this discussion. 
November 9 - Mohawk Valley, Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (25 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326)
**Tour - join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Hall of Fame and Museum

November 30 - New York City, The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016)
        **The Morgan will be closed to the public on this day so please use  the entrance at 
24 East 37th Street between Park and Madison on the south side of the street.

December 3 - North Country, The Wild Center (45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986)
        **Bonus Annual Conference discussion and local planning session


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Keep an eye out for more regions and dates to be announced!