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Virtual Roundtable: Community Engagement Strategies

Virtual Roundtables Winter 2023

Join the Vermont Historical Society and our League of Local Historical Societies & Museums (LLHSM) for online lunchtime discussions this Winter. We’ll be exploring a variety of topics, with an emphasis on best practices and information to help address expected challenges and opportunities in 2023. Bring your questions, experience, and sandwich to the Zoom room. Free and open to everyone, pre-registration appreciated.

March 23: Community Engagement Strategies
Facilitator: Eileen Corcoran
Contributor: Chris Dissinger, Assistant Director, Fleming Museum of Art

Engaging directly with our communities in our work has become an increasingly important strategy for increasing impact, gaining support, and ensuring relevancy.  The challenge is that engagement can sometimes be daunting and difficult. Where do you begin? how to prioritize who you work with and how? Bring your questions and your community engagement experiences to this open discussion.

Chris serves as the Fleming Museum’s assistant director overseeing outreach and visitor engagement. Prior to this, Chris was the Museum’s marketing and public relations manager for 13 years. In addition, Chris handles the graphic design, identity work, and photography for the Museum.

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