Photo archives officials attend conferences

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Plant City Photo Archives and History Center staff members, Executive Director Gil Gott and Administrative Assistant Tim Grzelczyk, recently attended a pair of conferences in Virginia and Tampa.

The American Association for State and Local History conference in Richmond, using the 150 years since the Civil War as a theme, focused on history and changes and how today's modern museum conveys controversial historic information to its audience. Gott serves on the organization's Small Museums Affinity Group Committee.

Gott and Grzelczyk reported that a particularly interesting session at the conference was taught by James Loewen, based on his book, “Lies My Teacher Told Me; Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong.”

At the Florida Association of Museums meeting in Tampa, the staff members attended educational sessions and participated in discussions.

The photo archives and history center, 106 S. Evers St., includes thousands of photographs and documents on the area's history.

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