The Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium’s (MVMC) next meeting is set for Tuesday, November 12th at 1 pm in the Enders House at Schoharie Crossing.
On the agenda is a presentation titled, “Thinking Outside the Box: Creating Meaningful Partnerships and Drawing New Audiences,” by Samantha Hall-Saladino, the Executive Director of the Fulton County Historical Society and the Fulton County Historian.
Hall-Saladino will speak about the work done through community partnerships and how they can advance the mission of historical societies and museums. Her work with the Albany Partnership for Stories while Director of the Albany County Historical Association highlights how program partnerships can develop a greater community connections.
Also, David Brooks from Schoharie Crossing will discuss recreation as a means to engage visitors to historic sites and museums. This past summer, Schoharie Crossing and the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie partnered with a local kayak rental company, Down by the River Kayak Rentals, to provide recreation based interpretation that connected attendees to the HEART of the Canalway. HEART is the History, Environment, Arts/Architecture, Recreation, and Transportation – each of which was a theme for the five paddles over the summer.
The Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to providing a method for historical organizations in the Mohawk Valley to realize their potential through resource sharing, professional development and member collaboration. More information is available on their website.