Sustaining Places

Resources for small museums and historic sites

Workshop News & Registration

Upcoming Workshops

Attack of the Podcasters: A Hands-on Workshop on Creating Podcasts (or recording and editing any audio) for Your Historic Site or Small MuseumSPencer Podcast

Want to learn how to record and edit audio for your small museum or historic site? Podcasting, which is just one application of recording and editing audio, is an inexpensive and easy (really…trust us) way for you to get involved with new media as a way to reach your visitors. A podcast is a digital audio or video file or recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a Web site to a media player or computer.

The skills you learn here will teach you how to record any audio for a variety of purposes such as tours, narrated Power Points, exhibition audio clips, podcasts, and more!

Note: All participants must have access to a laptop for this workshop. A limited number of laptops will be available for lending purposes.

On September 9th, you will:

  • Experience an audio walking tour of Historic New Castle put together by the New Castle Historical Society;
  • Learn how to use a podcasting station and free Audacity software to make your own short audio podcast; and
  • Receive an assignment to create write a short script and record a short audio podcast about your historic site or museum.

On September 23rd, you will:

  • Share your script and your recorded audio podcast with your colleagues;
  • Receive advice from the instructors on how to improve your work;
  • Work with your colleagues to brainstorm an audio podcast series for your site; and
  • Learn how to post your podcasts so that visitors can find and download them.

This workshop is limited to twelve participants.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Sept. 9 and 23, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New Castle Public Library
424 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720

Tri-State Coalition of Historic Places Member: $30
Non-Member (Individual): $60
Non-Member (Institution): $70

Expert Podcasting Instructors:
Mike Connolly 
(New Castle Historical Society)
Jesse Gagnon 
(Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve)

Fall 2014 Workshops

Please see our schedule below for upcoming workshops for Fall 2014!  Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list for updates and registration information.

Taming Your Treasures: Collections Management for Beginners

Sept. 15 and 29, 2014 (Round I)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 3 and 17, 2014 (Round II)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newlin Grist Mill (Sept. 15)
219 South Cheyney Rd.
Glen Mills, PA 19342

University of Delaware History Department (Sept. 29)
203 Munroe Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Hale-Byrnes House (Nov. 3)
606 Stanton-Christiana Rd.
Newark, DE 19713

University of Delaware History Department (Nov. 17)
203 Munroe Hall
Newark, DE 19716

Expert Instructors:
Nicole Belolan (Sustaining Places)
Brian Gomez (PastPerfect Software)


Board Development Workshop

More details coming soon!

Oct. 27 & Nov. 10, 2014


Step 1: Fill out the form below and indicate which workshop you would like to attend. This will hold your place in the workshop, and we will confirm receipt of your information.  Your registration will be complete once we receive your form (see PDF below) and payment.

Step 2:

If you are interested in participating in Attack of the Podcasters, download the Registration Form (PDF).

Fill it out and mail it with your check to:

Sustaining Places Workshops
Museum Studies Program
University of Delaware
77 East Main Street
Newark, DE 19716

Past Workshops

Check out the titles and some resources from the previous workshops that Sustaining Places has offered.

Mailing Address

University of Delaware
Museum Studies Program, Sustaining Places
77 E. Main St.
Newark, DE 19711