West Virginia Association of Museums
2017 Annual Conference
Protecting Our Collections
March 31st to April 2nd
at McKeever Lodge, Pipestem Resort State Park
About the Conference
The recent devastating flood that affected 44 counties in West Virginia reminds us that we must be ever-vigilant in preparing for the unexpected within our collections and sites. Emergencies that endanger our sites and collections can strike at any time and being prepared for those unexpected events can make all the difference. This year’s conference is being held at Pipestem Resort State Park at Mckeever Lodge.
The conference registration rate for WVAM members is $100 by or on March 20, or $125 after March 20. A single-day rate of $75 is available to members. For non-members, the pre-registration rate is $125, or $150 after March 20. The single-day rate for non-members is $100.
Conference session topics include:
- Materials Handling
- Disaster Planning
- Moving Your Collections
- Historic Building Pathology
- Hands-On Accessioning and Artifact Numbering
- Best Practices in County Records Management
- and More!
- Bramwell Pre-Conference Tour
- Tour of Lake Shawnee Amusement Park
- Reception at Princeton Railroad Museum hosted by the Mercer County Historical Society
- WVAM Annual Dinner and Auction at Pipestem Resort
- Keynote Speaker Address
WVAM Member Registration
Preregister and save $20
Preregister and save $25
Book Your Stay
$65 for a non-gorge view room
$75 for a gorge view room
Reserve your room by March 7th
A deposit in the amount of the first night’s lodging will be required at the time of the reservation being made; at check-in, payment is required for the remaining balance. Attendees must specify whether they are arriving on the Thursday March 30 or the Friday March 31.
Lerona, WV 25971
Scholarships to WVAM’s Annual Conference are available to individual members as well as institutional members on a per-person basis. Scholarships cover the conference registration fee, but scholarship recipients are responsible for covering their own lodging costs (low-cost lodging options may be available).
Scholarship applications are due by February 13, 2017.
Conference News Feed
An Evening Tour of Lake Shawnee
Join WVAM as we take an evening tour of Lake Shawnee on Friday, March 30th, at 4:30 pm. The Lake Shawnee Amusement Park in Princeton, West Virginia, has received quite a bit of attention over the past few years as being haunted. Normally, the park is only open for tours in the fall – but […]
Join WVAM for a Pre-Conference Tour of Bramwell
Pre-Conference tour of Bramwell – 2pm-5pm Bramwell is a great historic small town located about 40 minutes from Pipestem Resort State Park. Take this opportunity to arrive early and make a trip to explore one of West Virginia’s most fascinating little towns – known as the home to the millionaires of the southern WV coalfields! […]
Welcome to the 2017 Annual Conference
More information will be coming soon.