Museum Education Planning for the Future Workshop on March 4

Museum Education Planning for the Future Workshop on March 4 

Good news, the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board is generously offered two scholarships for participants who have historical records as part of their collection.  If you would like to receive one of these scholarships, please email Stacy O’Daniel at by February 15 to request a scholarship to the workshop.  THANK YOU OHRAB!

Workshop for Small and Mid-Size Museums

Is your institution ready to respond to change and prepare for the future? Join your colleagues and friends for the workshop Museum Education Planning for the Future. This team-based workshop will explore steps to creating an education plan. The educational role for all museums is crucial. Learn how you can make an effective plan for your organization. As part of the workshop, teams will break out to prepare a mock-up exhibit integrating elements of their education plans and present to their workshop colleagues. Museum Education Planning for the Future will be held March 4 at Oklahoma Museum of History in Oklahoma City from 10:00am – 4:00pm.

The workshop includes lunch. Registration is $75 and the discounted rate for OMA members is $65. Register online here. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 15. 

Sherri Vance will lead the workshop. Sherri brings to her consulting the same enthusiasm and dedication that she brought to her thirty years as a museum professional. Her experience as curator of education has given her an in depth understanding of all the components necessary to the daily operation of non-profit organizations. For the past ten years, she has concentrated on strategic planning, exhibition and program development, museum/community partnerships, artifact management, and fundraising for organizations that are beginning, building or reinventing themselves. As a consultant, Sherri takes a hands-on practical approach. Specializing in small and mid-size museums and community arts organizations, offering services tailored to suit the needs of the individual institution. Through her work with the Oklahoma Historical Society and The Oklahoma City Zoo, she has first-hand knowledge of the issues facing museums and historic sites today. It is her goal as a consultant to help organizations take simple practical steps to meet the challenges facing them in order to ensure their long-term sustainability with the minimum increase in cost or complexity.

This program is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Visit Enid, Oklahoma Archivists Association, Oklahoma TodayThe Springer CompanyOklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board, Oklahoma Museum Educators professional interest network and Oklahoma History Center.