Society of Public Historians
2004 Minutes

SPH Meeting Minutes

Discussed suggestions for upcoming spring semester activities
G Genealogical society
G Abilene, KS
G Coleman Museum
G Aviation museum
G Cowtown
G Mid-America All Indian Center

Our President would also like to participate with these historical institutions in service projects, such as
G Assisting the Aviation museum in program development and building renovation
G Assisting Cowtown with events and maintenance
G Any other ideas are welcome

Opportunities for involvement:
G Campus Anthropology museum would use volunteers in preparing and moving some pieces for upcoming exhibit
* Contact Jerry Martin 978-7068 to see how you can help

Upcoming events
G Volunteers needed for high school History Day: contact Dr. Price
G Living History workshop (March 13)
G State Historic Preservation Conference (April 29-30 in Wichita)
G What can I do with a degree in history? workshop for undergraduates (produced with Phi Alpha Theta; date undecided, possibly April 2004)

February event
G Mid-America All Indian Center cultural event (February 23)
G We plan to meet before the event for a brief meeting
* more details to come as known

We ask that all SPH members pay their dues so we can have the funds necessary to participate in FANTASTIC experiences and field trips

President Devin would like to emphasize the society s involvement in all aspects of public history, so if you have any avenues you would like to explore please contact the SPH secretary with your ideas: (Becky Boyd)

THANK YOU very much. If you have questions please contact your SPH president or Dr. Price

Minutes from the February 2004

1) Historic Preservation Association meeting held in Wichita, KS--April 18, 2004

2) Anthropology Museum exhibit opens--3rd week April (contact Ben Matthaei for more information at

3) we are in the process of planning March's activity; we would like to hold a social
event--more to come as decided