BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘2009 Annual Meeting’

  • How can we re-position artifacts and exhibits to foster personal connections with visitors? What happens when visitors engage with digital representations of artifacts through Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Facebook? This discussion focused on how these new media tools inspire visitors to engage directly with objects and express their interactions as social experiences. Presenters: Janna Bennett, […]

  • Are our visitors happy with their museum experiences? What do they do in their leisure time? Why do they financially support museums? The Connecticut Humanities Council, Connecticut Landmarks, and Reach Advisors surveyed 4,500 Connecticut cultural consumers. From community engagement to restroom maintenance to guided tours, find out what visitors really want through survey results applicable […]

  • For years, museums have been seen as a way to preserve and present history. Unfortunately, this led to an overabundance of museums competing for limited resources. There are numerous ways to connect communities that don’t require museums. This session focuses on alternative ways to think about presenting history. Presenters: Laura Casey, Texas Historical Commission (Chair) […]

  • C-SPAN recording of Chip Colwell-Chathaphonh speaking about his book Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History (University of Arizona Press; May 17, 2007). In his book he discusses a forgotten massacre on April 30, 1871, of more than a hundred Apache men, women, and children who had surrendered to the U.S. Army at […]

  • C-SPAN video recording of Harold Holzer who spoke about how President Barack Obama used President Abraham Lincoln as an inspiration in his 2008 campaign and he talked about parallels between the histories of the two presidents. Holzer also discussed the work of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. He focused on Abraham Lincoln’s experiences growing up […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Indianapolis leaders from the business, philanthropic, cultural, and political sectors explore the entrepreneurial spirit and civic partnerships that turned the city from “India-No-Place” into a vital, thriving urban center. Panelists look at key challenges and turning points over a 20-year period and the very real issue of sustainability being faced today. AASLH […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio This mutual goals session focuses on how artifacts are used for educational purposes. Three seasoned professionals, a curator of collections, a conservator, and a museum educator, will bring their own perspectives to debate key issues regarding using artifacts in museums. AASLH makes available for download a selection of sessions from past annual […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Museums may receive military related donations from veterans or their descendants that include items that are illegal, controversial, or are health or safety hazards. This session sponsored by AASLH’s Military History Affinity Group provides an overview of these problems, suggests solutions, and addresses how current military war trophy policies will affect future […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio This session explores how commemorative events can generate long-term positive impacts. Civil War Sesquicentennial coordinators from Kentucky, Ohio, and Virginia will discuss new models for commemorations that promise to support services and programs that continue long afterward. AASLH makes available for download a selection of sessions from past annual meetings. Please note […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Creating a new program is relatively easy. Developing the ones that will captivate a new audience and promote return visitation is the real challenge. This session will review simple, cost-effective ways to combine traditional media with online technologies like Survey Monkey, blogs, Facebook, Flicker, and Twitter to evaluate your current audience and […]