SMAC Luncheon and Business Meeting
Monday, May 19  12:15-1:30 p.m.   $35.00  Sheraton Seattle  Willow A
"The Rise of the (Small) Community Museum" Museums of all sizes are working to be more relevant to their local communities and to inspire participation, engagement, and support. Small museums are uniquely able to embed themselves in community life and inspire transformative local impact. In this interactive session, Nina Simon will share examples of how small museums are innovating and leading powerful community engagement efforts. Speaker: Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History

Tamara Hemmerlein - Indiana Historical Society

Tamara Hemmerlein is currently Assistant Director of Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society. As the former Hoosier Heritage Alliance coordinator, she implemented Indiana’s Connecting to Collections project. She serves as the chair of AAM’s Small Museum Administrators Committee and is the Indiana state team leader for AASLH. Tamara wrote “Good Visitor Service, or ‘Put Down the Pencil and Put On a Smile!’” for the Small Museum Toolkit. Tamara has frequently presented at local,