Can you change in time?

Progress and Peril of Historical Sites

A one-day conference
The Worcester Historical Museum
in partnership with Historic New England

  • Introductory remarks, 
    William D. Wallace, Worcester Historical Museum
  • Keynote:Setting the Stage, 
    James Vaughan, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Topic 1: When is it Time to Change (and how)?
    Elizabeth Sharpe, Amherst Historical Society & Elaine Clements, Andover Historical
  • Topic 2: Historic House Museums in Peril: How Likely is Change?
    Barbara Silberman, Heritage Partners
  • Group exercise—Making Money:What’s your best idea?
  • Afternoon round table sessions 1-4
    • – Starting Right, Barbara Milligan, Highfield Hall & Susan Robertson, Gore Place
    • – Combining Resources, Jane Wald, Emily Dickinson Museum
    •  Partnering, Beverly Lucas, Connecticut Landmarks/Nathan Hale House
    •  Hands-on Learning, Peter Gittleman, Pierce House/Historic New England & Lauren McCormack & Ed Hood, Old Sturbridge Village
  • Afternoon round table sessions 5-8
    • – Developing a Research Center, Paula Lupton, Artemas Ward House &Mark Smith, Wakefield Estate Charitable Trust
    • – Changing Audiences, Bethany Groff, Spencer-Pierce-Little House/Historic New England & Melissa Boisselle, Wistariahurst Museum
    • – Revisiting Interpretation, Barbara Silberman, Sargent House & Barbara Dowling, Ashley House/Trustees of Reservations
    • – Alternative Uses, Jonas Goldenberg, Clara Barton Homestead/Barton Center for Diabetes Education & Ken Turino, Fogg-Rollins House/Historic New England
  • Conclusion 
  • Speaker profiles

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