Cay Henry Appointed to Museum Board
The annual conference of the Idaho Association of Museums (IAM) was hosted by the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude on March 27-29. The conference took place in the Spirit Center at the Monastery of St. Gertrude where some 41 museum professionals and volunteers from around the state attended this annual event.
Mary Cay Henry, curator at the Historical Museum at St. Gertrude, was appointed as one of two northern representatives on the IAM board. Ms. Henry has been employed at the museum since 1999 and has been active in IAM for many years. Dan Crandall, Director of the Latah County Historical Society, is the other northern rep.
The theme of the conference was built around marketing strategies for museums. Lorraine Hingston Roach, president of The Hingston Roach Group in Grangeville, was the keynote speaker on Friday with the topic entitled “Marketing Your Museum”. Other topics covered during the three days included grantwriting basics, websites 101, design tips for outreach resources, educational programming, and more.
Jan Gallimore, Executive Director of the Idaho State Historical Society, presented a session on the “State of the State Historical Society”. Keith Petersen gave a report as the Idaho State Historian.
The Idaho Association of Museums is the professional organization representing museums. Currently there are over 120 museums of varying sizes in Idaho.