[Clarksburg, WV] — West Virginia Association of Museums is pleased to announce our next webinar as part of our Fall 2020 Workshop Series. Join us virtually on Tuesday, November 17th at 2pm to hear from Dr. Hal Gorby of West Virginia University as he discusses his experiences creating the podcast “Henry – The Life and Legacy of Wheeling’s Most Notorious Brewer.” He will address his process, tips on formatting, podcast styles, and different technology and equipment that you need to produce your own podcast.
Dr. Gorby is a Teaching Assistant Professor in WVU’s Department of History. A historian of West Virginia and Appalachia, his work focuses on the role of immigrants in the state’s steel and coal mining industries, particularly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Recently, he worked for over a year conducting research, fact-checking, and consulting for the recent PBS American Experience documentary The Mine Wars (2016), which received an Emmy nomination for research. He also hosted and researched for a podcast called “Henry: The Life and Times of Wheeling’s Most Notorious Brewer,” produced by Wheeling Heritage Media. Listen to it at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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The mission of the West Virginia Association of Museums is to serve, educate, advocate for, and enhance communications within the museum community. By listening to its members, serving their interests, and keeping members abreast of current national standards and activities, WVAM works to benefit institutions, professionals, volunteers, and others interested in the museums of the Mountain State. In light of COVID-19, many museums struggled to connect with a remote audience. Podcasting is a modern solution to sharing a unique story with people around the world.
Registration for this event costs $5 for WVAM members, and $10 for non-members. The zoom registration link will be sent after registration is complete. Please register here.