Bi-Weekly Update - Mar. 11

Hello CCPHers,

Come visit the CCPH website and take a look at some of our most recent changes!

Our "About CCPH" page has been updated. We have posted the 2016 CCPH Goals that will guide us in our mission to promote and preserve California's historical resources. CCPH is also seeking nominations for our 2016 Awards, recognizing those in the Public History field doing extraordinary work. For more information about the awards that we offer and past award winners, visit our Awards page.

As always, here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history.

CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. CCPH is also accepting submissions for our new and upcoming California History Action webpage, which will be updated very soon and posted onto our website. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history on this new webpage.

Please email your submissions to ccph@csus.edu. Thank you for your continuous support and interest in CCPH.

From: History Center of San Luis Obispo County

Sunday, March 13, 1 to 4 p.m.

Opening Day at the Dallidet Adobe & Gardens

The second annual 'Opening Day at the Dallidet' will bring San Luis Obispo's hidden historic gem back to life for an afternoon of community enjoyment. This free event features guided tours of the adobe and gardens; local plein aire painters from the Thursday Painters; fiber artists from the Central Coast Weavers Guild; live music by Ralph, Richard, and Kathi; historic food sampling; and tea tastings by the Secret Garen Organic Herb Shop.

The History Center, which owns and operates the Dallidet Adobe and Gardens, will honor long-time volunteer Arlene Zanchuck, whose recent bequest is dedicated to the Dallidet. And the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo will be recognized for their marvelous and much-needed project to rebuild the event stage in the Dallidet Garden.

Free. At the Dallidet Adobe & Gardens, 1185 Pacific Street, SLO.

From: Society of Architectural Historians

Wright Society Virtual Summit

Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27 The Wright Society Virtual Summit, is an opportunity for thousands of geographically dispersed Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts to gather online and conveniently watch sessions (for free) over the course of three days with very special guest experts. The 2016 summit, PRAIRIE REVOLUTION, will explore Wright’s Prairie Style to gain a deeper understanding of his design genius.

From: The Presidio of San Francisco

Breaking New Ground: 2016 Presidio Archaeology Dig Kick-Off event!

The field season is almost upon us! Please join us for the kick-off event of our third archaeological field season on April 28th. We will have an open house of the site and lab from 5 to 6pm, followed by an exciting discussion with the Presidio archaeologists in the Officers’ Club from 6 to 7pm. This will serve as a refresher for our return volunteers and a chance for everyone to hear what we were up to in the lab for the past six months. New volunteers: stay tuned, we will send out information about our upcoming orientations soon.

Don’t forget to bring your questions!

For more information on the event and registration please visit this page. This event is free but due to space constraints, we encourage you to register on Eventbrite to ensure a seat in Moraga Hall; please note that no registration is required for the open house.

From: The California Preservation Foundation

The California Preservation Conference

New Acts, New Assets: The Changing Face of Preservation

P R E S I D I O OF S A N F R A N C I S C O | A P R I L 16 - 20 , 2 0 1 6

Find the informational conference pamphlet with the registration form here.

For more information, visit the California Preservation Foundation website.

From: California Association of Museums

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW COLLECTIONS ASSESSMENT FOR PRESERVATION PROGRAM

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) announced a new program to provide small and medium-sized museums with collections conservation assessments. The first call for applications will be in fall of 2016 with an early 2017 deadline. Read more

SANTA CRUZ MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY IS A FINALIST FOR IMLS NATIONAL MEDAL

IMLS announced 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation's highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History is one of the finalists, and the only museum from California. Read more

2016 JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

The James Irvine Foundation announced the six winners of the 2016 Leadership Awards, who are from the Fresno Bridge Academy, SFMade and San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco General Hospital/ UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, the Sierra Fund, and the Californians for Safety and Justice. Read more

AAM FORD W. BELL FELLOWSHIP FOR MUSEUMS & P-12 EDUCATION – DUE MARCH 14

The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is recruiting applicants for the two-year Ford W. Bell Fellowship, which will involve researching, developing, and implementing plans to integrate museums into the next era of P-12 education. Applications are due March 14. Read more

ARCS 2016 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT LACMA – MARCH 18

The Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS) is hosting a workshop, Photo Synthesis: What You Need to Know About Photographs, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on March 18. This workshop is for staff who care for various types of photography collections. Registration closes March 10. Read more

AASLH COPYRIGHT CRASH COURSE FOR MUSEUMS WEBINAR – MARCH 23

This webinar will provide a practical, museum-focused overview of copyright law including the important exception for fair use. The webinar will run 11 am -12:30 pm PST and is $25 StEPs members/ $40 AASLH members/ $115 nonmembers. Read more

MUSEUM LEGAL ISSUES CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES – APRIL 6-8

The American Law Institute is hosting the annual Legal Issues in Museum Administration conference in Los Angeles, covering key updates on tax, legislation, social media, and recent cases, as well as explore the most current developments in fields central to all museum operations. Read more

SECTION 106 SEMINAR IN SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 3-5

This National Preservation Institute seminar in San Francisco is on Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Discuss recent changes in regulations and procedures. The three-day course is $650. Read more

AAM 2016 ANNUAL MEETING AND MUSEUMEXPO – MAY 26-29

Advanced registration rates for AAM's Annual Meeting May 26-29 in Washington DC are now available. The AAM 2016 Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo attracts 6,000 museum professionals to network, grow, and learn. Read more

SMALL MUSEUMS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AASLH – DUE JUNE 10 AASLH’s Small Museums Committee is offering scholarships to any AASLH members. Each $500 scholarship covers the cost of conference registration and a luncheon. Any remaining funds may be used to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. Read more

From: National Council on Public History

NEWS

  • Small African American museums contemplate NMAAHC opening. Directors of local African American history museums across the country discuss both positive and negative ways that the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has affected them. Although the DC museum has attracted prominent donors and attention, smaller museums around the country feel that it will raise their own profiles as well. http://wapo.st/1LcOWdP

  • Jazz history under threat in San Francisco. The Saint John Coltrane Church is facing eviction after years of decline in the predominantly African American Fillmore neighborhood. Fillmore, a once-prominent jazz neighborhood, has suffered under urban renewal and gentrification. http://bit.ly/1p7Iuue

  • Map tracks keywords in historical newspapers. The Georgia Tech Research Institute and the University of Georgia’s eHistory initiative have launched a tool which maps keywords in newspapers over the course of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The project utilizes the Library of Congress’ newspaper database. http://slate.me/1nwgdwp

  • Report highlights changing museum environment. The 2016 TrendsWatch report, a brainchild of the Center for the Future of Museums and the American Alliance of Museums, explores how Labor 3.0 will change the museum workplace and visitor experience. Labor 3.0 is a concept referring to how digital technology and economic forces will reshape the labor market. http://bit.ly/1QM6Jp5

  • Controversial race exhibit gets new life at Chicago museum. Chicago’s Field Museum has put a number of Malvina Hoffman’s sculptures back on display after decades of being banished. Hoffman’s statues were previously part of a 1933 exhibition on 104 “racial types” that emphasized “primitive” peoples and “civilized” Europeans. The Field Museum’s remounting of 50 of these statues and new exhibit “helps put racial misunderstanding in a historical context.” http://to.pbs.org/1QLLCmU

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