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Heritage Conference 2019: Telling Your Story

Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Heritage Conference 2019: Telling Your Story

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This year’s Heritage Conference will provide communities with ideas and strategies to tell their stories—stories that can be leveraged to attract more visitors and enrich your community’s sense of place for residents and businesses.

 Methods, techniques and the role storytelling plays in keeping the heritage of important people, places and events alive for future generations will be profiled. As 2020 ushers in Oakland County’s Bicentennial, the conference provides a primer on ways for any group or individual to tell the story of Oakland County’s rich heritage.

The conference features several presentations by historians and skilled storytellers, including Carol Bacak-Egbo, Historian & Project Advisor, Oakland County Parks; and Rad Jones, retired, U.S. Secret Service.

The sessions will be held in the restored calf barn at the Van Hoosen Farm, a 16-acre museum complex dating back to 1823 and on the National Register of Historic Places. The restored 1927 dairy barn includes well-designed, informative exhibits highlighting the settlement, agriculture, industry and cultural evolution of the community. The museum serves as the repository for artifacts and archives related to the greater Rochester area.

Sessions and tour will be valuable to:
•    Planners
•    Economic Developers
•    Architects
•    Government Employees and Staff
•    Historians
•    Residents

Agenda Overview

 

8:30 a.m. Badge Pick-Up & Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome
Bret Rasegan, Manager, Oakland County Planning Division
Pat McKay, Museum Manager, Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

9:30 Break & Tour Group Assignments

9:45 Concurrent Tours: Meet at Calf Barn
NOTE: Four tour groups rotate between locations. Attendees can participate in all tours.

  • Van Hoosen Farmhouse (Green Group)
  • Dairy Barn & Exhibits (Red Group)
  • Historic Schoolhouse (Blue Group)
  • Stoney Creek Village (Yellow Group)

Noon Lunch
Protecting Presidents: A First-Person Account
Rad Jones, retired, U.S. Secret Service

 

1:30 p.m. Fake History: Busting the Myths
Carol Bacak-Egbo, Historian and Project Advisor, Oakland County Parks

 

2:30 Methods & Mediums: Storytelling Beginning to End
Panel Discussion
Joe Frost, Associate Planner, Oakland County Planning Division
Nina Ignaczak, Independent Writer, Editor, and Filmmaker
Jason Stevens, Principal, Flutter & Wow Museum Projects

3:30 p.m. Networking Reception

 

Cost: $40 | Includes continental breakfast and catered lunch.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019.

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Questions? Contact: Joe Frost at frostj@oakgov.com or (248) 858-1099

Have questions about Heritage Conference 2019: Telling Your Story? Contact Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs

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Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)


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Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs

Oakland County is the economic center for the state of Michigan. We provide leading-edge services and programs that help the county continue to make the transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a knowledge-based economy. These initiatives spearhead a positive business environment and maintain job growth and a high quality of life for our citizens.

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