Maryland will host a national symposium on the future direction of historic house museums using Annapolis as a real-world class-room, and bringing together keynote speakers on enlivening collection, interpreting the whole story, and creative community outreach.

house-museums-share-01-200Join keynote speakers David Young, executive director of Cliveden, Howard Zar, executive director of Lyndhurst, Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project and Katherine Malone-France, vice president for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation for discussions, case studies, and immersive experiences designed to inspire new thinking about historic sites and house museums.

This Preservation Leadership Training ® (PLT) will explore the following key themes:

  • Enlivening Collections and Landscapes
  • Interpreting the Whole Story
  • Creative Community Outreach and Unexpected Partnerships

Registration includes the unique option to stay overnight in the James Brice House with Joseph McGill as part of the Slave Dwelling Project experience. Participants wishing to join the optional overnight experience on Wednesday, September 7 will need to provide their own bedding (sleeping bag). Bathrooms are available for use at the James Brice house but showers are not provided.

Space is limited, register before September 1.

Invitation to Evolve is presented by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Maryland, and Historic Annapolis. This program is supported by the Interpretation and Education Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, an endowed fund made possible by a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.