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Webinar: History Relevance Coffee Break with Detroit Historical Society

May 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Take a coffee break to think about the relevance of history with Kalisha Davis of Detroit Historical Society and Max van Balgooy of Engaging Places, LLC and the History Relevance Initiative. During this thirty minute interview and Q&A session, Kalisha and Max will discuss Detroit Historical Society’s ongoing project Detroit ’67: Looking Back to Move ForwardThey will focus in particular on how to build and sustain relationships with individuals and institutions in your community.

This webinar is part of the History Relevance Coffee Break webinar series. Each webinar in this short-form series showcases projects by history organizations that are making history relevant to their communities in meaningful, measurable, and replicable ways. Webinar participants will glean practical tips for how organizations can connect issues of the past to issues of the present and meet their relevance goals.


DATE: May 9, 2019

TIME: 3:00 – 3:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone!)

COST: Free AASLH Members / $5 Non-members

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


Description and Outcomes:

Participant Outcomes:

  • Learn how Detroit Historical Society makes history relevant in measurable and replicable ways
  • Feel motivated to think creatively about how they can make history relevant through projects at their own institution
  • Learn practical tips for how organizations can connect issues of the past to issues of the present


  • Kalisha Davis, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Detroit Historical Society
  • Max van Balgooy, Principal, Engaging Places, LLC; Steering Committee Member, History Relevance

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