Workshop Announcement-Bringing History Home: Educational Outreach Using Local Government Records, January 18, 2017

Please join us for a free educational outreach workshop on January 18, 2017, from 10am-3pm in the Endeavour Room of the Wright State University Student Union.

thumbnail_ohrab-logoThe Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board (OHRAB), with funding by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and support from Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University, is proud to sponsor a unique, educational, hands-on workshop opportunity.  The Greene County Records Center and Archives, winner of the 2016 OHRAB Achievement Award and the 2016 NAGARA Program Excellence Award, is bringing its outreach initiative to you and giving you the tools to develop such a program in your archives and records center!

In 2015, the Greene County Records Center and Archives set about creating a program, using their archival records, to engage students and educators alike as to what the archives were and how the primary sources that they held, such as freedom papers, maps, deeds, tax records and more, could enrich students’ educational experiences, teach research concepts, and bring the state and national issues that they were studying home on a local level.

Teachers rave:

“I am really enthused that our tax money can be used to support the education of the students of Greene County. Thank you for providing this service to us!”

“Using these documents [primary sources]…was a nice way of taking a larger historical narrative and zooming into the local level.” 

“Visualization skills [learned from the program] allowed the students to infer and think deeply.”

The workshop will encompass both presentation and hands-on learning. Lunch will be provided at no charge.

Participants attending this workshop will:

  •  Gain an understanding of how to develop an educational outreach program;
  •  Gain an understanding of the benefits of creating an educational outreach program;
  •  Be provided with some tips on how to market your educational outreach program;
  •  Actually participate in the 4th, 6th, and 8th grade programs developed by the Greene County Records Center & Archives;
  •  Take away an educational outreach packet of materials developed by the Greene County Records Center & Archives.

Parking: Free (Visitor Lot 2, in front of Student Union)   Campus Map:

A special behind the scenes tour of Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University Libraries, will follow the workshop for those interested.

To Register:

Questions? Contact Pari Swift at or 614-466-1356 Or Dawne Dewey at or 937-775-2011

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