The theme of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s annual conference is “Using the Past to Shape the Future: Addressing Civic Issues at Historic Sites, Museums, and Cultural Centers.” It will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Thursday, November 18, and Friday, November 19, 2004. The event is co-sponsored by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and the Field Museum’s Center for Cultural Understanding and Change. It is partially funded by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Department of History, Loyola University Chicago, and The Public Square. This conference is open to the public and directed toward a variety of disciplines including directors and staff of museums and historic sites, program developers, community groups, and historic preservation advocates. The conference will present successful models of civic dialogue from which participants will learn how their institutions can help individuals and communities address the issues most central to their lives today. For more information, registration form, and costs, consult the conference website at (address listed below).
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