Hello Public History Educators,
I wanted to share with you a new website that Ive had a hand in crafting and ask for your assistance. It is the Connecticut Humanities Councils Heritage Resource Center (HRC) Web site. It is an important new resource that supports the work of history museums by promoting institutional stabilization and audience development.
A recent announcement in the Federation of State Humanities Councils newsletter describes the project:
The Connecticut Humanities Council recently launched an online “Heritage Resource Center” (HRC). Built primarily to address the needs of Connecticut’s heritage constituents, its readings and resources also reflect national issues facing that community and capture current best practices in the field. Visitors who find it useful are encouraged to share it with constituents in the museum field.
Readers are invited to post comments on articles and posts they find particularly helpful. The site will also feature reports, surveys, white papers from successful CHC stabilization projects and other data of particular importance to the museum community and, especially, to prospective applicants to the Connecticut Humanities Council’s Revitalization Fund. Some of these resources are already available online and all are available in hard copy upon request to HRC staff. Additionally, visitors to the site can find the “Community Center” where they can suggest additional readings, alert their colleagues to upcoming professional development opportunities and cite conference papers that they found particularly useful.
As a new site, wed love you to add to the discussion and suggest resources. Content is added frequently. You can follow the HRC on an email update or subscribe to an RSS. Please also encourage students to use and post to the site. It is a good place for them to find resources for a paper or project, join professional conversations, and learn about issues facing history museums. Students can also take advantage of the HRCs lending library.
Briann G. Greenfield
Associate Professor and Public History Program Coordinator
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: 860 /832-2821; Fax: 860 /832-2804
Office Location: Room 208-019 DiLoreto Hall
Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017