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Texas Historical Commission to host house museum workshop
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AUSTIN , Texas — The Texas Historical Commission (THC), in partnership with the American Association for State and Local History and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is hosting the Historic House Museum Issues and Operations workshop Feb. 19–20 in Austin . The event will be held at the French Legation Museum , 802 San Marcos St .

Participants can explore management, collection and interpretation issues during workshop sessions and address questions about how to translate research into interpretive themes, storylines and plans. An interpretive exercise focused on designing interesting house tours is also included in the program. Other topics will feature marketing, working with volunteers, understanding earned income, developing membership programs and caring for buildings and landscapes. The workshop is designed for first-time directors, new and mid-career professionals and dedicated volunteers involved in historic house museums.

Early registration for the event closes on Jan. 19. For more information, visit www.aaslh.org or contact the THC’s Museums Services Program Specialist Carlyn Hammons at 512.463.5756 or carlyn.hammons@thc.state.tx.us
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