We held our last Community History learning session for this cohort on September 13. With this year’s program wrapping up, the CH23 cohort is beginning to look ahead to the November showcase. NJCH is excited to announce that this year’s showcase will be held in-person at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum (in the past, we’ve used a virtual format due to the pandemic.)
During the showcase, each project team will have the chance to present their work, answer questions, and chat with invitees, including past Community History cohort participants. The goal is to inspire collaboration and resource sharing among the various cohorts, speakers, and humanities professionals in the state and beyond, strengthening ties that we hope persist beyond the program.
The showcase will take place on November 8, from 4-6pm at Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown. Macculloch Hall’s exhibitions and programming exemplify the type of community-engaged public history that our program strives for! The museum offers sensory-friendly tours of their historic house for families and care partners with neurodiverse children and teens, interactive home activities, and much more. To read more about the museum’s commitment to the Morristown community, accessibility, and more, check out their website. We are so excited for our program participants and Macculloch Hall staff to have the opportunity to get to learn from each other.
We will take plenty of pictures during the showcase to be shared in a future blog post. In the meantime, the cohort will be applying the evaluation skills they learned in their final learning session, led by Theresa Worden, Manager of Data & Evaluation at the Federation of State Humanities Councils, to develop metrics for assessing their pilot projects. They will also, of course, be preparing for the showcase!