History Connection workshops focus on collection management

Ohio History Connection’s Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor hosts the first of this summer’s Toolbox Workshop: Collection Management Series 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12.

This first workshop will focus on the importance of an organization’s Collection Management Policy. Cyrus Moore, local History Corps representative for the Southeast Ohio History Center in Athens, Ohio, will speak.

The workshop will focus on what every collections management policy should have, and talk about ways to improve existing policies.

Moore earned a master’s degree in History from Kent State University in 2015; his  thesis was titled, “The Ohio National Guard before the Militia Act of 1903.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in History from Ohio University in 2011. Through his work with the Lillian E. Jones Museum, Moore has completed StEPs Silver Certificates in Collections, Audience, and Interpretation. He also has worked on Collections at the Southeast Ohio History Center, Little Cities of Black Diamonds, and the Baltimore Community Museum

The Toolbox Workshop is a one-year outreach program led by the Local History Corps District 4 representative through Ohio History Service Corps’ AmeriCorps program. The programs are free and open to the public. The workshop will be held at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor at 151 W Wood St. Youngstown, OH 44503. To make a reservation or for more information, contact M. Carmella Cadusale at mccadusale.americorps@outlook.com or 330-941-3459.