HISTORY RELEVANCE TOOLKIT
History institutions around the country have begun using history relevance and the "Value of History" statement to change their work. Click here for a definition of relevance, written by Tim Grove of Grove History Consulting.Below are some examples how.
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HISTORIC PARIS-BOURBON COUNTY/HOPEWELL MUSEUM
Museums around the country are facing diminishing funding and often have to advocate for public funds alongside very worthy direct service organizations. Confronted with this issue, the Hopewell Museum in historic Paris, Kentucky, used the Value of History statement to make its case to local officials. Executive Director Leah W. Craig used the statement as "a tool to craft my own talking points regarding the value of our museum, but also substantiates authority by validating that others around the nation endorse these same arguments." And it worked.