Workshop – 02_12_2018 HC Cultural & Heritage “Welcoming Our Publics”

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The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission presents a workshop, “Welcoming All of Our Publics” for the staff, volunteers and friends of grantee, regrantee and constituent organizations, on February 12, 2018 from 9am – 12:30pm (snow date February 23). The program takes place at the Hunterdon County Historical Society, 114 Main St., Flemington, NJ.

The workshop will increase knowledge and skills for better knowing and serving audiences and visitors, recognizing cultural trends that can impact their organizations and audience, providing creative and enjoyable visitor and audience experiences, and creating welcoming and comfortable environments for staff, volunteers, visitors and audiences.

Katie Boardman, Principal of the Cherry Valley Group, Cooperstown, NY, will lead the workshop. Boardman brings a passion for the stories of people and culture to her public performances and daily museum work of over twenty years.  After completing a BALS in history, art history and music, she earned a master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in History Museum Studies.  Her experience includes collections management; exhibit preparation, public programming, interpretation, and interpretation administration primarily for The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY.  Boardman teaches for the Cooperstown Graduate Program and leads interpreter-training sessions throughout the Northeast and Canada. Practical skills development based on and combined with actual anectodal experiences make her workshops fun and immensely useful for site managers, volunteers, board members, docents, and staff.

The workshop is limited to 18 participants; registration is free, with preference given to current grantee and regrantee organizations of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission. To register, please contact, or call 908.237.2010.

The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission supports and develops programs to promote interest and participation in and understanding of local arts, culture, history and historic events.

The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission received a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. To learn more about the Commission’s programs and activities, please visit

PHOTO CAPTION: Kathryn “Katie” Boardman to lead a workshop for nonprofits “Welcoming All of Our Audiences” on February 12 in Flemington