Parish History Website Workshop

Sponsored by the History Committee, the Office of the Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, and Leadership Institute

When:

Saturday May 2, 2015
10:00 am to noon
Light refreshments starting at 9:30 am

Where:

Cathedral Village
600 East Cathedral Road
Philadelphia, PA

Register Online: https://diopa.wufoo.com/forms/parish-history-website-workshop/

Does your parish have a web site? If so, what does it say about your parish’s history? Chances are your parish has a web site, and it says something about your history. But because the information is usually hard to find and is often poorly presented, many parishes don’t take full advantage of the opportunity that a web site represents to generate community interest and even build membership through the telling of parish history. The workshop will address this problem and offer some practical advice on how you can make your history work for you on the web.

Together with the audience, a panel of speakers will take up the following questions:

  • What about a parish’s history should be online
  • How do you decide
  • Where should it be on the parish web site
  • What should the page and the web site look like
  • How long should a general history be
  • How do you do this on a tight budget
  • Should the history content have multiple layers
  • Should there be links to other resources
  • What role should the diocesan web site play

Speakers:

Henry Carnes, Director of Education & Communications, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania

William W. Cutler, III, Historiographer, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania and Professor of History, emeritus, Temple University

Lonnie Hovey, Associate & Senior Preservation Architect, Whitman Requardt & Associates

Michael Krasulski, Web designer and parish historian, Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Check out his blog at http://philadelphiastudies.wordpress.com/