First things first…• What is public history?• What is social media? (Brief)• Who uses social media?• Who uses social media for the purposes of UELAC?
MissionTo enrich the lives of Canadians through fostering public awareness of our national history, and, inparticular, of the United Empire Loyalists and their contributions to Canada, while also celebrating their memory and perpetuating their heritage as an integral part of the Canadian identity.
Concerns/Wants • Attract new members/volunteers • Engage with the younger generation • Promote education and understanding of the loyalist eraCan social media help you deal with these concerns/wants?
Yes!But it doesn’t happen overnight… YouTube Video
1. Yes, you do have time for social media.2. Yes you have time, but don’t get caught up in reading every post or tweet.3. Create epic content.4. Keep it timely.5. Don’t flood.6. Try to limit how many people are posting to your organization’s account.7. Each post does not need to go through 2392384092384902830 people to be approved.8. Reply to those who tweet and comment on your content.9. Don’t cheat.10.Have fun!
Task!Choose an item of historic significance (event, object, place) and do a quickpresentation of your media release toeveryone using the social media forum given to you.
Thank you! Questions?Jenn Nelson, BA, MA @unmuseum Jennnelson.com