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Plant City Observer Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 3 years ago

Photo Archives associate director awarded scholarship

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by: Amber Jurgensen Managing Editor

Plant City Photo Archives and History Center Associate Director Shelly Drummond has been awarded a scholarship to attend the annual meeting of the American Association of State and Local History in September. She received one of six small museum scholarships awarded to members across the United States, including Oregon, Kentucky, Colorado, and Illinois.

The annual meeting of the American Association of State and Local History will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, and the theme is "The Power of Possibility." The conference includes over 65 sessions on developing and delivering programs and innovative initiatives for engaging the public in local history.

“I’m excited about connecting with other professionals and learning about the latest programs, products and strategies that other organizations have used to engage the community,” Drummond said. “It’s a great opportunity, and I’m honored to be able to attend the conference.”

In addition to the educational sessions, Drummond will be attending the small museums luncheon and other events where she will have the opportunity to network with other archivists and history museum professionals. Upon returning to Plant City, she will share what she learned with the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center staff, board of directors and advisory committee. Additional books and resources from the conference will be available at the archives in the research library.

The Plant City Photo Archives and History Center is located at 106 South Evers Street in historic downtown Plant City and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and by appointment. Visit plantcityphotoarchives.org.

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