Saturday, May 31, 2008

LA Heritage Alliance Convenes First Meeting

Today, the Los Angeles Heritage Alliance -- formed to increase communication and collaboration between heritage organizations in Los Angeles -- held its first Alliance meeting at Heritage Square Museum in the Perry Mansion.

Over 150 groups were invited to hear about online marketing and "web 2.0" tools from Zach Behrens, editor of the highly sucessful Los Angeles news blog, Behrens gave an overview of the online tools that can be employed for free or at a low cost to market historical organizations to a wider audience.

The next Alliance meeting will be in August with information posted on this site. The topic will focus on membership: attraction, activation, & retention.

The following groups were represented at today's meeting:

Alhambra Preservation Group

Heritage Square Museum

Lanterman House

Las Angelitas

Los Angeles Conservancy

Old Mill Foundation

Santa Monica Conservancy

Society of Architectural Historians, Southern California Chapter

Recent LA Heritage Alliance Press Coverage

Below is a list of the latest press coverage (online) of the LA Heritage Alliance and its projects and efforts. (Listings start with the most recent.)

"News and Events" (under May 2008) via Alhambra Preservation Group - May 31, 2008

"Meeting for the Historically Minded" via View From a Loft - Feb 25, 2008

"Heritage Square Museum Launches LA Heritage Alliance" via PreserveLA - Feb 21, 2008

"200+ Historical Organizations in LA Area" via LAist - Feb 20, 2008

"Event Launches Effort to Save Dwindling LA History Collections" via Atwater Village News - Feb 14, 2008