2020 SHFG-OHMAR JOINT Annual Meeting

Stories from the Heart of Government:
Politics and History

MARCH 13-14

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) will hold a joint annual meeting with the Oral History in the MidAtlantic Region (OHMAR) on March 13-14, 2020, at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education at Shepherdstown, WV.

The 2020 Annual Meeting continues the Society’s 40th Anniversary commemoration.


SHFG Members: $85
Non-Members: $135
SHFG Student Members: $40
Non-Member Students: $45

Registration for tours and extra events will open soon! 

Accommodations in Shepherdstown

We have room blocks reserved at the Bavarian Inn  and the Clarion Hotel at special SHFG rates. Please call to reserve rooms at the group rate as soon as possible. 

Clarion Hotel telephone: 304-876-7000.
The Bavarian Inn rooms are available at the SHFG rate until February 13. The group number is 12315 & telephone 304-876-2551.

Conference Schedule

(Click here for full program)

Friday, March 13

8:30 a.m. OHMAR Registration opens 

9 to 10:30 a.m.  Session 1 

10 a.m.  Tour: National Conservation Training Center Collection

11 to 1 p.m.  OHMAR Awards Luncheon 

12:30 p.m.  SHFG Registration Opens 

1:15 to 2:45 p.m.  Session 2

3 to 4:30 p.m.  Session 3

5 to 6 p.m.  Walking Tour: Downtown Shepherdstown

6 to 7 p.m. Open House: Conrad Shindler House 

Saturday, March 14

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.  Registration & Light Breakfast 

9 to 10:30 a.m. Session 4

10:45 to 12:15 p.m. Session 5

12:15 to 2 p.m. Lunch Break 
SHFG Business Meeting 

2:15 to 3:45 p.m.  Session 6

4 to 5:30 p.m. SHFG Awards Ceremony & Trask Lecture 

6 to 8 p.m. Closing Reception, Bavarian Inn


Friday, March 13
10 a.m. to noon 
Tour the collection of the National Conservation Training Center, with an optional lunch on site. 

Limited to 20 people 

Walking Tour: Downtown Shepherdstown  
Friday, March 13
5 to 6 p.m.
Please RSVP as space is limited. 

Open House
Conrad Shindler House
Friday, March 13
6 to 7 p.m. 

Please RSVP as space is limited.

Closing Reception 
Bavarian Inn
Saturday, March 14, 6 to 8 p.m.

OHMAR Reception RSVPs


Society for History in the Federal Government 
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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