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Webinar: Growing Things: Case Studies in Interpreting Agriculture(2018-01-12)

Farm to fork – Community Supported Agriculture – Locally sourced foods. Any AASLH member can find ways to connect their institution to these hot topics. Presenters in this webinar share their successes in linking site-specific and culturally distinct stories to the big topic of agriculture. They show that place matters, that nature and the environment provide a foundation to interpret farming, and that institutions from historic houses and historical societies to metro parks (rural, urban, and suburban) have the resources to engage their audiences in “agriculture.” Each attendee will have access to the same questions that presenters addressed as they prepared for the webinar. Webinar attendees can use these questions to launch their own agriculture interpretation.

Details:

Date: January 30, 2018

Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!)

Cost: $40 AASLH members/$65 nonmembers

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more information.

Webinar Outcomes:

Be introduced to strategies that can help make history museums and historic sites into a “go-to” source to learn more about hot topics related to agriculture and farming.
Learn about examples of interpreting agriculture that work.
Receive a framework of questions which they can use to launch their own place-based and mission-driven agriculture interpretation.
Begin to explore humanities-based strategies to convey a multi-disciplinary topic (agriculture and farming).
Better ensure that gender, race, ethnicity, power and authority remain central to all projects, and that rural-urban dichotomies and farming in the city and the country receive attention.

Who Should Attend:

This webinar is suitable for all staff and volunteers in institutions with interest in interpreting agriculture.

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