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SCFM Annual Conference: Small Museums...Large Impact

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Oconee Heritage Center

123 Browns Square Drive

Walhalla, SC 29691

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South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference

Small Museums, Large Impact

Oconee County, SC

If you wish to purchase a membership, please go to our website www.southcarolinamuseums.org

Schedule At A Glance

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

8:00am-4:00pm Registration, Oconee Heritage Center

9:00am-4:00pm Workshops

Educational Tour of Oconee County

White Gloves Gang Workshop, Patriot’s Hall, Walhalla, SC


Welcome Reception, Lunney House Museum, Seneca, SC

9:00pm until Hospitality Suite, Best Western, Seneca, SC

Thursday, March 22, 2018

8:30am-5:00pm Registration, Oconee Heritage Center

9:00am-10:00am Morning Sessions

A Multi-Generational Approach?

Tackling a Legacy: The Challenges and Benefits of Legacy Collections

The Traveling Exhibit Match Game

Preserving the Details: Tying Oral Histories to Artifacts

10:30am-11:30am Mid-Morning Sessions

Impact! Creating and Using your Impact Statement for Greatest Impact

What a Disaster (Plan!)

Feeling Irrelevant? Strategies for attracting diverse visitors to small museums

Growing a Volunteer Army with BSA and GSA Resources

12:00pm-1:00pm Awards Recognition Luncheon, Walhalla Depot

1:15pm-2:15pm Afternoon Sessions

Conservation…Not Just for the Getty

Transporting Your Prized Exhibits

Innovative Staffing Solutions

Levering Our Cultural Assets: Partnerships with SC Humanities

2:45pm-3:45pm Mid-Afternoon Sessions

Consistency in Collections: How to Turn Your Database into a Superstar

Burnout in Museum Staff: A Discussion of Causes and Solutions

Creative Concepts and Solutions on a Small Budget

Vietnam: Making an Unpopular War into an Exhibition

4:00-6:30pm Explore Oconee County

6:30-8:30pm Dinner/Silent Auction, Chattooga Belle Farm, Long Creek, SC

9:30pm until Hospitality Suite, Best Western

Friday, March 23, 2018

8:00am-9:00am Registration, Oconee Heritage Center

9:00am-10:00am Keynote Breakfast, Walhalla Depot

9:00am-10:30am Morning Sessions

Just Write a Grant for That (It’s more than just buzzwords!)

Museum Messes

Sharing Our History Through Quilts

Thinkings & Doings: The Intersection of Museum Education and Experience in Grad Programs

12:30pm-1:30pm SCFM Annual Business Meeting, Walhalla Depot

1:45pm-2:45pm Plenary Session, St. John’s Lutheran Church

The Great SCFM Swap Meet

Host Hotel Information:

Best Western Executive Inn

511 Bypass Highway 123

Seneca, South Carolina 29678

General Phone: (864) 886-9646

Rooms: $79.99 + tax for King, $89.99 + tax for Double

The group rate is available until March 10, 2018.

Mention you’re with the “SC Federation of Museums Conference” when making your reservation in order to receive this pricing.

Other Hotels:

Quality Inn

226 Hi-Tech Rd

Seneca, SC 29678

Phone: (864) 888-8300

Hampton Inn & Suites

1011 E. North 1st St.

Seneca, SC 29678

Phone: (864) 482-2900

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