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“Welcoming All of Our Publics” Workshop

February 12, 2018 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

“Welcoming All of Our Publics” Workshop

Feb. 12, 2018 (snow date Feb. 23, 2018)

Hunterdon County Historical Society, Flemington, NJ



This workshop is for the staff, volunteers and friends of grantee, re-grantee and constituent organizations of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

It will increase knowledge and skills for better knowing and serving audiences and visitors, recognizing cultural trends that can impact their organizations and audience, providing creative and enjoyable visitor and audience experiences, and creating welcoming and comfortable environments for staff, volunteers, visitors and audiences. Practical skills development based on and combined with actual anectodal experiences make Katie’s workshops fun and immensely useful for site managers, volunteers, board members, docents, and staff.


Katie Boardman is a Principal of the Cherry Valley Group, Cooperstown, NY. Katie brings a passion for the stories of people and culture to her public performances and daily museum work of over twenty years.  After completing a BALS in history, art history and music, she earned a master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies.  Her experience includes collections management; exhibit preparation, public programming, interpretation, and interpretation administration primarily for The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  Katie teaches for the Cooperstown Graduate Program and leads interpreter-training sessions throughout the Northeast and Canada.   (http://www.cherryvalley.com/group/)

Tentative Workshop Schedule

9:00 AM – Arrival, Registration, Refreshment

9:30 AM – Orientation and Introductions

9:45- 10:15 AM – Making All of Our Audiences Welcome/Hospitality

PowerPoint Discussion, Small Group Situation Solving, Large Group Discussion

10:15 AM – Break

10:25-12:10 AM – Knowing Our Audiences Better

Social and Consumer Trends, Generational Characteristics, Keeping In-Tune,

Interpretive/Program/Hospitality Application Imagining

12: 10 PM – Wrap Up Discussion

12: 30 PM – Departures


There is no charge for the workshop. Limited to 18 participants, with preference given to current grantee and re-grantee organizations of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.  Please contact Nancy at cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us to register, or call 908.237.2010.

The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission supports and develops programs to promote interest and participation in and understanding of local arts, culture, history and historic events. The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission received a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. To learn more about the Commission’s programs and activities, please visit www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/c&h/c&h.htm  or find us on Facebook.


February 12, 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Hunterdon County Historical Society
114 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822 United States
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