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The fire museum seminar
Come join us for the 26th
Annual Fire Museum Seminar
Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education
Center, Jeffersonville, IN
November 7-10, 2014
The Fire Museum Network Seminar
scheduled for November 6 to 10, 2014, in Jeffersonville & Clarksville, Indiana - located just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky.
board will meet on Thursday, Nov. 6. The Seminar sessions will be on Friday
(beginning at 9 AM), Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 7-9, and will include visits to
fire museums in the area. On Monday, Nov. 10, there will be an optional bus
tour of both horse farms and the "Bourbon Trail." (There will be an extra fee
for the optional bus tour.)
The Seminar fee for early registration (up to
October 10) is $175 for Fire Museum Network members and $205 for non-members.
If more than one person from the same FMN member museum attends, the cost for
additional people is $145. Registration after Oct 10 is $210 for FMN members and
$240 for non-members. After Oct. 10, the cost for additional people from the
same FMN member museum is $180. (Please note that the higher non-member rate
will establish FMN membership.)
These costs include all sessions on
Nov. 7-9, a bus tour to fire museums, two lunches, and hospitality room snacks.
The optional bourbon trail (visiting two major bourbon distilleries) and horse
farm tour on Nov. 10 costs $120 per person; it includes bus transportation,
snacks, and visits.
The seminar programs will include topics related to
fire museum administration, education, exhibits, and history. Presentations and
discussions will be relevant for museums that are small or large, new or
established. Museum management 101, saving oral history, fire horses,
developing a new exhibit, teaching STEM at the museum, attracting motor coach
tours, making displays more vibrant, and Ahrens-Fox are among the topics.
"Here's What's Happening: Reports from Around the Country" will allow
participants to make 3-minute presentations on their museums using AV resources
as desired. Visits to fire museums in Cincinnati; Madison, IN; and Louisville
are included in the regular program.
The conference hotel is the Clarion
Hotel, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN 47129, tel. 812-283-4411. FMN
Seminar room rates for singles and doubles are both $82.95. Breakfast is not
included, but there is a full restaurant on site. We will have meeting rooms
there and a hospitality suite. Reservations after Oct. 16 will be provided on a
space-available basis. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle service from/to
the Louisville airport; please let them know your schedule needs in advance.
(The Louisville airport is the closest major airport.)
The host museum
is the new Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, 723 Spring St.,
Jeffersonville, IN, 47130. Its primary collection is the spectacular Fred
Conway collection now housed in a beautiful new location.
You may register
for the seminar by completing the form on the website: www.vintagefiremuseum.org, or by
printing this attachment and sending it with payment to Vintage Fire Museum, 723
Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
We encourage you to bring several from
your museum to the seminar. There will also be plenty of things for
accompanying spouses and guests to do both in Louisville and in Southern
Indiana, including Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum, Frazier Museum,
the zoo, shopping, great restaurants, and more.
If you have questions,
call 812-948-8711 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org