2015 Mass History Conference Registration

Below you will have an opportunity to register for the June 1st conference and register for 1 of 2 optional workshops. The workshops are optional but must be registered for below due to the limited seating.  See the schedule for details. The day is made up of sessions running concurrently for you to attend as you like. This year there are two sessions from the MA SHRAB which serves as their annual forum.  If you would like to only attend the SHRAB afternoon sessions (free) and not the entire conference (registration fee required), jump over to the SHRAB Forum registration page.  

If you have questions, contact Patty Bruttomesso at localhistory@masshumanities.org.

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Select the "2015 Mass History Conference" event below and choose the appropriate conference fee. Choices run from the standard $90/person, $60/student, and a group of three from the same organization for a total of $240 ($80/person), a group of four from the same organization for a total of $280 ($70/person), or a group of five from the same organization for a total of $350 ($70/person). Any other configuration requires you to use the mail-in registration form.  The group purchase choices below will charge you the entire amount and require names and email addresses of everyone.

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After selecting the "2015 Mass History Conference" you can then choose to select which workshops, if any, you (or your group members) will be attending. There are no additional charges for any of the workshops.

THIRD
Please consider adding a tax-deductible contribution to your registration payment. Registration fees do not cover the total expenses of the conference. We depend on the generosity of individuals like you for the balance.

  1. Step 1 Selection
  2. Step 2 Registration
  3. Step 3 Payment
Monday June 01
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This eleventh annual Massachusetts History Conference is titled "Chew on This: Presenting the history of food in Massachusetts" and Filmmaker Ian Cheney, creator of "The Search for General Tso" and co-founder of Food Corps will give the keynote. Join us in exploring food in Massachusetts public history: what we grow, what we eat, food and identity, food scarcity and quality, innovative partnerships, food demonstrations, and oral history skills. The conference is widely celebrated as the best networking and skill-sharing opportunity for historians of our state culture.
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Monday June 01
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Oral history is a method used to document the past—and present—by drawing on the knowledge of individuals and communities. Through recorded interviews, oral histories often create the first tangible record--where none existed except in memory--of people, places, everyday life, historical events, customs, and traditions. This workshop will offer tips on carrying out a successful oral history project, as well as K-12 classroom applications. Case studies from New Bedford's seafood industry and foodways traditions in Lowell offer programming ideas for all ages to show how food has helped to shape Massachusetts' identity and sense of place over time.
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Monday June 01
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Have you always wanted to develop and run food demonstration programs at your historic site, but wondered where to start? This workshop will cover the basics and best practices in creating a food demonstration program, including the process for deciding if your organization can run such a program, working with your local government regarding health department requirements, how to research and create recipes appropriate to your site, what to do if your site cannot have an open fire, and how to plan the program.
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Event registration summary
2015 Massachusetts History Conference (required):
$90 per Person
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$90.00
$60 Per Student
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$60.00
$240 for 3 people from same organization
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$240.00
$280 for 4 people from same organization
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$280.00
$350 for 5 people from same organization
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$350.00
Skills Workshop: Oral History (optional):
Free Registration
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Free
Workshop: Creating a Foodways Program (optional):
Free Registration
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Free
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