Luzerne County Historical Society Director of Operations and Programs Receives Scholarship to the Small Museums Association Annual Conference

The Luzerne County Historical Society is proud to announce that its Director of Operations and Programs, Mark J. Riccetti, Jr., has received a scholarship to attend the 2019 Small Museums Association Conference, which will take place on February 17-19, 2019, in College Park, Maryland. Riccetti is the recipient of the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia Scholarship.

The annual SMA conference attracts more than 300 museum professionals, board members, and volunteers from a wide variety of small museums around the region and the country. It features sessions on topics ranging from collections and museum education to staffing and board issues. The SMA also offers a museum resource hall and many informal networking opportunities for attendees to talk with and get ideas from other small museum professionals and volunteers. “This is a tremendous opportunity for me,” said Riccetti. “I’m very excited to be able to swap notes with others in the small museum field. I’m humbled to have been chosen, and I’m extremely grateful to both the SMA and the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia.”

The Small Museum Association is an all-volunteer organization serving small museums in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. SMA’s mission is to develop and maintain a peer network among people who work for small museums, giving them opportunities to learn, share knowledge and support one another, so that they, in turn, can better serve their institutions, communities and profession.

Established in 1939, the Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia is a volunteer-based membership organization dedicated to supporting the arts and culture in the Philadelphia region. Its members include museums, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, historic sites, arboretums, and individuals from emerging professionals to leaders in the field.