Alliance Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting: Past Is Present

Registration is now open!

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be at the Crowne Plaza Dublin, October 5-6. This year’s theme will be Past Is Present.

This year’s meeting features two full days of exciting and informative sessions, plus a pre-conference workshop on Thursday, October 4 at the Ohio History Center. Learn how to about collections care and acquisition strategies, emergency preparedness, responsibilities of board members, engaging donors and with youth, strategic planning, and much more! We’re excited to have Joe Horrigan from the Pro Football Hall of Fame as our Keynote speaker on Friday, in connection with the 100th anniversary of the NFL. The pre-conference workshop will dive into research about the ways Ohioans connect to community, and think about what that means for Ohio’s museums and historic sites.

Download the brochure for more information and to register; or register online.

Online registration deadline extended through September 28.

Please make sure to mail paper registrations on or before September 27.


We will be returning to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dublin for this year’s meeting. Reserve your room using this link, or call 866.309.0989 and ask for the event code OLH (not a typo).

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Afternoon Break Sponsor:
Ohio State University Department of History


Breakfast Sponsor:
American Association for State and Local History



Breakfast Sponsor:
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum


  Conference Packet Sponsor:
  Cowan’s Auctions



  Conference Packet Sponsor:
  Museum Acrylics Company




We are currently seeking sponsors for our 2018 meeting. Sponsorships allow you to promote your business while supporting Ohio’s local history community. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and become a sponsor by September 4.


The Alliance presents its Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Annual Meeting. Learn more and submit a nomination by August 1!


The Ohio Local History Alliance has two scholarship opportunities to attend the Alliance’s Annual Meeting, the J.D. Britton Scholarship and the Trella Romine Memorial Scholarship. Both awards grant full registration and lodging. Apply for a 2018 scholarship by September 10.  (deadline extended!)

Past Annual Meetings

Access resources from past annual meetings.