The following events are sponsored by the NEOIMC and are open only to members of NEOIMC. Events sponsored by member institutions can be found on the web by following the links to the members own web sites. 

October 17, 2023 - Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Museum, Fairport Harbor, Ohio

January 16, 2024 - Sokol Greater Cleveland Czech Cultural Center Museum and Library

April 16, 2024 -  Summit County Historical Society

July 16, 2024 - Middlefield Township Historical Society

October 15, 2024 - TBD

Members will be receiving flyers and registration forms in the mail for the events listed above. 

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Spring 2024 Seminar

“Learn how to prepare a speech to promote your nonprofit – because YOU are your organization’s BEST marketing tool!”

Presented by

Rebecca McFarland

Rebecca serves on several committees impacting Cleveland as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Cleveland Police Historical Society and Museum and is on the Board of Trustees of the NEOIMC.

Thursday April 11, 2024


Meeting Room at the CCPL Independence Public Library

6361 Selig Dr. Independence OH 44131

Public speaking isn’t easy for everyone. In fact, most people avoid it at all costs – but you don’t need to! This seminar will help you comfortably prepare a program that you can take to other local groups to share the highlights of your museum.

You’ll even learn that you can use this amazing marketing technique without speaking in front of a group. Honest!

There are quite a few community groups anxious to find speakers for their guests. That speaker can be you! At no charge to your museum’s budget, you can attend those group’s meetings and share all the great reasons why people will want to come to your facility – and bring their friends and family.

Join us and you’ll walk away an expert at public speaking – ok, maybe not, but you’ll certainly leave with a variety of tips to share your collections and a virtual tour with anyone and everyone!

Selig Dr. is off Rt. 21 about 1 mile south of the intersection of Rte. 21 and Rockside Rd. The Meeting Room is on the ground floor to the left upon entering.

Coffee and bakery will be provided.

Class size is limited to 30 people. Please register by April 4th $10/pp

Archives and Libraries: A Treasure Trove of Resources

Thursday, April 8

In this workshop, you’ll learn more about accessing the history resources available at county archives and local libraries. These community treasures can help you research the people, places and things that make each of our community’s special.