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rhiconnect Constulation & Freelance was born out of a job with a museum in Texas. Since 2012, rhiconnect has grown to provide support to NPOs in several states and expanded to include freelance opportunities such as Guest Curator and Guest Lecturer.

rhiconnect Constulation & Freelance was born out of a job with a museum in Texas. Since 2012, rhiconnect has grown to provide support to NPOs in several states and expanded to include freelance opportunities such as Guest Curator and Guest Lecturer.

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[WELCOME 2020!]  A new year is upon us and 365 days filled with new possibilities.  We can't wait to share them with you...
01/01/2020

[WELCOME 2020!] A new year is upon us and 365 days filled with new possibilities. We can't wait to share them with you and see what tomorrow may bring!

[GOOD BYE 2019!]  Happy New Year's Eve to our friends.  We thank you for a successful 2019 - we hosted many talks this y...
12/31/2019

[GOOD BYE 2019!] Happy New Year's Eve to our friends. We thank you for a successful 2019 - we hosted many talks this year, brought on several new clients, and continued to make great strides in sharing history with the public. We'll see you next year!

More great publicity for our client and the History Road Show series!  This is our third year working together and it's ...
12/27/2019
Cedar Lake Historical Association takes a trip back in time to Terrace Garden Beach

More great publicity for our client and the History Road Show series! This is our third year working together and it's been exciting to watch this series grow and bring residents past and present together!

History Road Show’s Summer Resort Fun presentations continue with History Road Show: Terrace Garden Beach on Jan. 5, 2020.

[MERRY CHRISTMAS!]  A happy day to all whole celebrate today - may Santa bring you everything you want!  Share cheer and...
12/25/2019

[MERRY CHRISTMAS!] A happy day to all whole celebrate today - may Santa bring you everything you want! Share cheer and love to those important you for Christmas is the soul of summer in December!

[WELCOME WINTER]  While the cold of winter is felt through most of November and December, today is the true start to win...
12/22/2019

[WELCOME WINTER] While the cold of winter is felt through most of November and December, today is the true start to winter and the shortest day of the year. Ancient peoples, especially in the northern hemisphere put much spiritual significance and modern pagans still consider this a major day in their calendar. While the day is short and the night is long, consider lighting candles, eating comfort foods, and letting the long evening lull you into comfort.

[HAPPY HANUKKAH!]  Around the world, people of the Jewish faith begin eight nights of celebrating the miracle of the tem...
12/22/2019

[HAPPY HANUKKAH!] Around the world, people of the Jewish faith begin eight nights of celebrating the miracle of the temple. During the celebration of the Maccabees defeat of Antiochus IV, the one night's supply of oil lasted eight days. During this time, the faithful will light the menorah and celebrate with foods, games, and the occasional gift exchange or charity work.

[PANCAKES OR WAFFLES?]  Today is National Maple Syrup Day and while it's neither officially national (per Congress) nor ...
12/17/2019

[PANCAKES OR WAFFLES?] Today is National Maple Syrup Day and while it's neither officially national (per Congress) nor the time of year for Maple Syrup, it doesn't matter. This sweet treat is a favorite for this time year. From Oreos to pop, you can find as many maple syrup flavored items as you can pumpkin spice. First tapped by northern Native American tribes, today places like Vermont consider it one of their primary exports. So much so the Vermont Lake Monsters celebrate by playing as the Maple Kings each summer. So bring on the pancakes! Or waffles or french toast or. . .

[RED AND GREEN]  The Poinsettia comes to us from Mexico and has been part of American Christmas traditions since it was ...
12/12/2019

[RED AND GREEN] The Poinsettia comes to us from Mexico and has been part of American Christmas traditions since it was introduced to us by Ambassador Joel R. Poinsett after his travels to Mexico. This plant is known in Mexico as the Flor de Nochebueno (the Christmas Eve Flower) and its associations with Christmas date back to 16th century Mexico. While Poinsett (of which the plant received its American name), introduced this flower to the U.S., it became popular to a family called the Eckes. While they no long have a monopoly, most plans in the US come from their green houses.

[TOE TAPPING]  Of all the silly holidays we've highlighted this year, this has to be the strangest.  Even stranger than ...
12/05/2019

[TOE TAPPING] Of all the silly holidays we've highlighted this year, this has to be the strangest. Even stranger than the math oriented pig holiday. Friends - today is Wear Brown Shoes Day. We have no idea where this date started or why it started, but here we are - Wear Brown Shoes Day. So grab your favorite pair and take a walk around the block.

[HAPPY THANKSGIVING!]  From the rhiconnect family to yours - may today remind you that we have many a great thing in our...
11/28/2019

[HAPPY THANKSGIVING!] From the rhiconnect family to yours - may today remind you that we have many a great thing in our life worth enjoying. Especially if that's a table full of food!

[SPOOKY!]  Today is World Occult Day.  It's not sure how this day got started, but it's used to celebrate all things occ...
11/18/2019

[SPOOKY!] Today is World Occult Day. It's not sure how this day got started, but it's used to celebrate all things occultish. That includes astrology, palm reading, tarot reading, and more! If you've ever wanted to start diving into the Occult and its different practices, today's the day to do it. See a psychic, read about crystals, or read your star chart.

(It's all Rhiannon's birthday - she feels this is a very appropriate day to celebrate!)

[BE KIND!]  Today is World Kindness Day, started in the 1990s to encourage acts of kindness "to be kind to others, helpi...
11/13/2019

[BE KIND!] Today is World Kindness Day, started in the 1990s to encourage acts of kindness "to be kind to others, helping to create a nicer, better world." Today's a day to do something nice for someone - be it help a friend, pay it forward at Starbucks, donate to your favorite charity, or even walk a dog for the Humane Society. Regardless, do a radical act of kindness - it's good for you!

[DON'T FORGET!] Today is Forget-Me-Not day, but it doesn't mean the flowers!  Instead, today is about reaching out to fr...
11/10/2019

[DON'T FORGET!] Today is Forget-Me-Not day, but it doesn't mean the flowers! Instead, today is about reaching out to friends and family you haven't talked with in a long while. Think about sending a text, making a call, or even writing a card or letter! Reach out and make someone's day. And maybe, if you can, add a flower or two.

[DISCOVERED!]  Today is International King Tut Day, which celebrates the discovery of one of the most famous, if short l...
11/04/2019

[DISCOVERED!] Today is International King Tut Day, which celebrates the discovery of one of the most famous, if short lived of Egypt's pharaohs. Despite being called The Boy King, Tutankhamen was 19 when he died (cause of death unknown) and had ruled Egypt for nine years. The discovery of his tomb was a boon to history as it was quite intact, allowing us to learn even more about Ancient Egypt and various aspects of their culture. Celebrate by reading something on Ancient Egypt.

Never mind, we have polar bear sightings!
10/05/2019

Never mind, we have polar bear sightings!

[WE'RE BACK] Rhiannon is back at Brookfield Zoo for another Teacher Development Day.  A different part of the zoo, so no...
10/05/2019

[WE'RE BACK] Rhiannon is back at Brookfield Zoo for another Teacher Development Day. A different part of the zoo, so no polar bear pictures this time.

[SQUISHY]  Today is National Marshmallow Toasting Day - not to be confused with the previous S'mores Day.  Whether you e...
09/30/2019

[SQUISHY] Today is National Marshmallow Toasting Day - not to be confused with the previous S'mores Day. Whether you eat them over a campfire, put them in hot cocoa, nuke them in the microwave, or forgo the toasting and just eat them plain - today is all about marshmallows. It's unsure of how this became a holiday but we have the ancient Egyptians to thank for creating the first version of this tasty treat to help sooth coughs and sore throats. Several different countries put their own spin on the early marshmallow but our modern version is thanks to some very sugar-loving people in the 18th century. They stopped using the mallow plant syrup and moved towards the sugar/protein/water combination we use today. So buy a bag and enjoy some toasted marshmallows in honor of the day!

09/09/2019
Lake County Public Library

Rhiannon is taking part in this as a guest lecturer in Cedar Lake and in Highland. Hope to see you there!

LCPL is celebrating Northwest Indiana history and heritage in September and October! Check out https://www.lcplin.org/nwi-heritage to learn how to join in and win prizes.

Big thanks to Cedar Lake Historical Association, Dyer Historical Society and Museum, Hobart Indiana Historical Society, and Merrillville Ross Township Historical Society for partnering with us to make this celebration special!

[99 YEARS YOUNG]  99 years ago today the 19th Amendment was signed into law granting women the right to vote and the dat...
08/26/2019

[99 YEARS YOUNG] 99 years ago today the 19th Amendment was signed into law granting women the right to vote and the date is recognized as Women's Equality Day. Over the next several decades additional laws were passed to remove barriers for Native American (1924), Chinese immigrant (1943), Japanese American (1952), and African American & Latina (1964) women who faced existing prejudices in their quest for voting. The road all these women took to make sure they could participate in our democracy was fraught with physical violence. If voting didn't matter, it wouldn't have taken Mississippi until 1984 to ratify this amendment. Vote - it's the most radical thing you can do as a citizen.

[SAVE THE BEES!] Today is National Honey Bee Awareness day and it started in 2009 as a way to appreciate beekeepers, bee...
08/17/2019

[SAVE THE BEES!] Today is National Honey Bee Awareness day and it started in 2009 as a way to appreciate beekeepers, bees, and honey. But as we learn more about climate change and focus more on environmental issues, the honey bee has become a mascot for changing behaviors even on a small scale to help support our ecosystems. The work that honey bees and related pollinators do are crucial to our world. We encourage you to look into ways to encourage bees in your own backyard to say thanks!

[FIRE IT UP!]  Today is S'more Day, celebrating this most recognized campfire treat.  The earliest reference to S'mores ...
08/10/2019

[FIRE IT UP!] Today is S'more Day, celebrating this most recognized campfire treat. The earliest reference to S'mores dates back to the 1920s with the Campfire Girls and then the Girl Scouts. From there, it became a popular treat and continues to dominate in other foods as a popular flavor for breakfast items, desserts, and more. In fact, s'mores are so popular, minor league team Rocky Mountain Vibes Baseball made a flaming s'more their mascot.

[RAISE A TOAST] Today is international beer day, celebrating the diverse world of beer.  Beer making dates back to ancie...
08/02/2019

[RAISE A TOAST] Today is international beer day, celebrating the diverse world of beer. Beer making dates back to ancient times and was one of the many responsibilities women had in household care. In a letter to her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Katherine of Aragon, Elizabeth Tudor told her she needed to learn to drink beer because it was the drink of England and that the water was unsafe to drink. So let's toast to this drink and all the times it saved people from typhus and dysentery.

Rhiannon is a Brookfield Zoo today leading a workshop on traveling trunks and other resources for teachers within the mu...
08/02/2019

Rhiannon is a Brookfield Zoo today leading a workshop on traveling trunks and other resources for teachers within the museum, GLAM, zoo fields. One art and 11 science teachers (vs one historian) came out today. We did some activities and had a few laughs, which was great. We were even joined by a polar bear! Freelancing has its perks.

[MIX IT UP!]  Today celebrates mutts!  So let's celebrate the mutts in our lives with some of their favorite things.  It...
07/31/2019

[MIX IT UP!] Today celebrates mutts! So let's celebrate the mutts in our lives with some of their favorite things. It could be a walk in the park or maybe some catnip or even just a hug and a kiss. Today several breeds formerly known as mutts are now being turned into designer breeds, but at their hearts they have the joys and love of being a mutt. Consider adopting one and bring a little mutt into your life.

07/23/2019

Rhiannon is taking advantage of a lull in between clients to take a great six-part series on Program Outcomes by Spark Consulting Group, which is hosted by the Foundations of East Chicago. While she's here with Girls on the Run of NWI to make sure their doing their best to services their girls, but much of this will help us guide our clients towards being better servants of the community.

[ONE SMALL STEP] Today is Moon Day, celebrating all things related to the moon.  On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong bec...
07/20/2019

[ONE SMALL STEP] Today is Moon Day, celebrating all things related to the moon. On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon - changing how we saw space and ourselves forever. Around the world the moon has been worshiped and adored through song, dance, and art. Every day, lunar science awes us and some say the moon is beckoning us back to her surface. So, as the moon wanes this evening, go out and get lost in special stillness of a moonlit night.

[SAY WHAT?] We have a special holiday for you today - Yellow Pig Day.  Started by two mathematicians from Princeton in t...
07/17/2019

[SAY WHAT?] We have a special holiday for you today - Yellow Pig Day. Started by two mathematicians from Princeton in the 1960s - which might explain a few things - the day celebrates math and more importantly multiples of seventeen. It's not entirely certain how Yellow Pigs became part of this, but they are and since its the Year of the Pig - another pig related holiday is definitely warranted. So celebrate Yellow Pig Day by wearing yellow and dancing to ABBA's Dancing Queen!

[WATCH OUT FOR ANTS!]  Today's the day to take your teddy bear (or two) out on a picnic!  While its not sure how this ho...
07/10/2019

[WATCH OUT FOR ANTS!] Today's the day to take your teddy bear (or two) out on a picnic! While its not sure how this holiday came to be, it's not a surprise that the teddy bear is the star. A popular toy since the early 1900s, teddy bears have joined us on many amazing adventures while keeping the monsters at bay. Celebrate your friend with picnic today!

[YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM] We all scream for Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day!  These days, you can make just about any type o...
07/01/2019

[YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM] We all scream for Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day! These days, you can make just about any type of ice cream (or gelato or frozen custard or frozen yogurt. . . ) to meet your taste needs. What are some of your favorite flavors?

[FREE HUGS!]  Today is Hugs Holiday Day, founded by the Hugs for Health Foundation.  Research shows that when we hug peo...
06/29/2019

[FREE HUGS!] Today is Hugs Holiday Day, founded by the Hugs for Health Foundation. Research shows that when we hug people we love, our stress levels lower and our blood pressure improves. Additionally, connecting with others boosts the production of chemicals in our brain that invoke feelings of joy and love. Don't just reach out to hug someone you love; as Pride Month ends, we challenge you to help ensure everyone has a chance to hug someone they love freely and often.

[SAFE HARBOR!]  Rhiannon is on day 2 of Summit 2019 hosted by Girls on the Run International.  This three (and a half!) ...
06/25/2019

[SAFE HARBOR!] Rhiannon is on day 2 of Summit 2019 hosted by Girls on the Run International. This three (and a half!) day summit gives her a chance to not just become a more effective and supportive board member for Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana, but gives her access to some amazing information to bring back to her clients for future use. Baltimore is lovely - wish you were here!

[WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE!]  Today marks the halfway point of the solar calendar - where the day is long and the nigh...
06/21/2019

[WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE!] Today marks the halfway point of the solar calendar - where the day is long and the night is short. It's also considered the official start of the summer season in the northern hemisphere and winter in the south. This time of year also has many myths and lore, which Shakespeare channeled in one of his most popular comedies - A Midsummer Night's Dream. Who knows, maybe you too can see the fairies on this special night!

[HAPPY JUNETEENTH!]  On today's date in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger issued Order No. 3 in Galveston, TX, demandin...
06/19/2019

[HAPPY JUNETEENTH!] On today's date in 1865, Union General Gordon Granger issued Order No. 3 in Galveston, TX, demanding freedom from the remaining slaves still in captivity. Although Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, residents among the Antebellum south resisted the order until forced to by Union soldiers. Today, the date is celebrated through out the African American community and in cities with larger populations like Chicago, the day is marked with parades, festivals, and more.

[EAT YOUR VEGGIES!]  Today is Fresh Veggies Day and with  summer more or less here, try new recipes using seasonal goodi...
06/16/2019

[EAT YOUR VEGGIES!] Today is Fresh Veggies Day and with summer more or less here, try new recipes using seasonal goodies that add to your picnic! And since today's Father's Day, maybe you can try grilling your veggies in his honor!

06/11/2019

[TEACHING THE TEACHER] Brookfield Zoo's Teacher Professional Development days has added Rhiannon to the roster for the August and October dates! She will be hosting a workshop to help teachers use nontraditional means such as traveling trunks to teach history and more in the classroom. If you're a Chicagoland teacher, then consider looking into these great opportunities for learning credit and new ideas to bring back to your students!

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Started in 2012 as RHIQuest, rhiconnect’s mission has been focused on providing companies, non-profits, and individuals with the tools and means to create meaningful connections with their audiences through education, outreach, and growth.

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We have chosen to use the constellation Sagitta in our logo because of its history. Latin for arrow, the constellation is associated with Greek story of Heracles and Prometheus. On one of his many journeys, Heracles discovered Prometheus, who was chain and punished by the gods for giving fire to mankind. The eagle, Aquila, would gnaw away his liver every day, which would regrow again at night. Heracles use Sagitta to kill the eagle and free Promethus from his bonds.

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Some great shots from today's program!
We're pretty excited for our client, Cedar Lake Historical Association, who won another grant from the Women's Board of the Crown Point Community Foundation. This grant allows for the CLHA's History Road Show to continue for another year. rhiconnect will be working with the CLHA on the monthly talks that will highlight the unique villages that gave rise to Cedar Lake