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LAMcon 2015 Schedule of Events

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LAM Annual Meeting & Conference Schedule       


Sunday, September 13- Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Sunday, September 13

3:00-6:00 p.m. Registration at Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site

135 Riverfront Street, Pineville, LA 71360


3:30-5:00 p.m. Special Session

“Interpreting Difficult History: Histories of Slavery, War and Oppression” – Julie Rose, Director, West Baton Rouge Museum – Located at Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site


6:00 p.m. Party at Forts Randolph and Buhlow SHS (Food and drink provided)   


Monday, September 14 

NOTE: All functions on Monday held at Alexandria Museum of Art except Awards Luncheon


8:00-9:00         Registration at Alexandria Museum of Art

                        933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301


9:00-9:45         Concurrent Sessions:

                        Session 1a

                        “Depicting the Adversaries’ Flags and Artifacts in U.S. Army Museums” – Frederick Adolphus, Director, Fort Polk Military Museum


Session 1b

“The Challenges of Opening a New Museum from Construction to Visitation” – Jennae Biddiscombe, Branch Director, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum


9:45-10:00       Break


10:00-10:45     Concurrent Sessions:

                        Session 2a

                        “Civil War Women Perspectives” A Historical Performance – Linda Collins, Education Outreach Representative, West Baton Rouge Museum



Session 2b

“Packaging 101” – Laine Garner, Membership Director, Louisiana Travel Promotion Association


11:00 -11:15    Mayor’s Welcome:

                        Diamond Grill, 924 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301


                        Mayor Jacques Roy, Alexandria


                        Mayoral Chief of Staff Rich Dupree, Pineville


11:15-12:00     Keynote Speakers:


                        Michelle Riggs, Archivist, LSU-A – “A House into a Home: Turning a House Built by Slave Labor into an Exhibit about Freedom”


                        Dwight Landreneau, Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Office of State Parks – “The Office of State Park’s Interpretation and Presentation of Historical Issues”                       


12:00 -1:00      Annual Awards Luncheon and LAM Meeting

                        Diamond Grill, 924 Third Street, Alexandria, LA 71301


2:00-245          Concurrent Sessions:

                        Session 3a

                        “The Museum Innovation Model: Effective Techniques and Strategies for Innovation in Museums” – Haitham Eid, Assistant Professor/Interim Director, Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program - Southern University at New Orleans & L’Oreal Evans, Adjunct Instructor, Master of Arts in Museum Studies Program - Southern University at New Orleans


                        Session 3b

                        “Leprosy, A Disease Apart” – Elizabeth Schexnyder, Curator, National Hansen’s Disease Museum


3:00-3:45         Concurrent Sessions:

                        Session 4a

                        “African American Experience on Cane River Plantations” – Elvin Shields, Volunteer, Cane River Creole National Historical Park


Session 4b

(NOTE: One Hour Workshop Session)

“Story Maps: A Way to Digitize A Museum Collection or Program” – Fran Fetzer Harvey, GIS Professional and ArcGIS Educator, Global Geospatial Solutions & Susan Hymel, Gregory Art Historian and Curator



5:45-6:15         Meet at Hotel for transportation provided by Trolley Buses to Alexandria Museum of Art


6:00-9:00         Party and silent auction on 3rd Floor – Alexandria Museum of Art


                        Silent Auction


8:45-9:15         Return transportation to Hotel by Trolley Buses


Tuesday, September 15

Multiple locations


8:00-9:00         Breakfast on your own


9:15-10:00       Concurrent Sessions:

                        Session 5a

                        River Oaks Arts Center, 1330 Second Street, Alexandria

“The Evolution, Construction and Use of Native American Hunting Tools” – Donald Fontenot, Manager, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site


Session 5b

T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum, 1403 Third Street, Alexandria

“Presenting the Holocaust in a Museum Setting” – Arnold Task, Rabbi, Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim


10:00-10:30     Snacks at Arna Bontemps African American Museum, 1327 Third Street, Alexandria – Readings by staff of some of his writings.


10:45-11:30     Concurrent Sessions:

                        Session 6a

                        River Oaks Arts Center, 1330 2nd St, Alexandria

“Representing the Underrepresented: Exhibit Production at the Magnolia Plantation Quarters Community” – Dustin Fuqua, Cultural Resource Specialist, Cane River Creole National Historical Park


                        Session 6b

                        T.R.E.E House Children’s Museum, 1403 3rd St, Alexandria

“Behind the Scenes: A Traveling Exhibit in the Works” – Kara Edwards, Executive Director, T.R.E.E. House Children’s Museum


12:00               Lunch and tours on your own

·         Epps House – LSU-A Campus – 8215 Acorn Dr, Alexandria

·         Southern Forest Heritage Museum – 77 Long Leaf Road, Long Leaf, Louisiana 71448

·         Inglewood Plantation - 6287 Old Baton Rouge Hwy, Alexandria

·         Kent House - 3601 Bayou Rapides Rd, Alexandria        

A cooperative effort funded by the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA).
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