BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘2010 Annual Meeting’

  • Winds of Change:  As much as Oklahoma’s infamous tornadoes and storms generate both gentle and severe winds impacting the state, so too have the winds of opportunity impacted the nation’s cultural landscape. Winds, while possibly destructive, also can usher in new perspectives, opportunities, and critical self examination that may lead to strengthening organizations and the […]

  • Are you looking for ways to make better use of volunteers? This session provides a framework for determining which tasks are suited to volunteers and to make sure that these unpaid staff are appropriately trained, supervised, and evaluated. The session highlights collections, education, visitor services, and archives volunteers. Chair: Rebecca Martin, Volunteer and Tour Coordinator, […]

  • Participants learn about evaluation-tested educational programming from two state historical societies that connect K-12 audiences to collections. Collections-based education can happen both inside an organization and through outreach activities. Learn what worked and what didn’t and how to apply these methods to collections of historical organizations. Chair: Jody Blankenship, Director of Education, Kentucky Historical Society Presenters: […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Taking on the responsibility of utilizing volunteer services can place stress on staff members. This session intends identifies those stressors and shares ways to break down barriers and misconceptions paid museum staff may have in using volunteers. AASLH makes available for download a selection of sessions from past annual meetings. Please note […]

  • listen: Download audio Help determine what great family programs look like! Hear from three institutions who have found success with family programming. Participate in a discussion of characteristics of successful family programs and come away with a working theoretical framework. Gain fresh approaches to expanding intergenerational audiences and improving the bottom line. AASLH makes available […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Sponsored by the National Council on Public History, this panel analyzes the opportunities for acknowledging difficult and controversial chapters of the past at historic sites and museums. Drawing on their first-hand experiences in the trenches of public history, panelists will share their ideas for constructive ways to engage, rather than to avoid, […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio As historic sites face increasing pressure to attract audiences, affirm their relevancy, and develop sustainable operations, many are re-thinking the role of the collection in the visitors’ experience. Is greater visitor access to our historic resources an engaging way to interpret or is it a  threat to our preservation missions? AASLH makes […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio This session discusses how museums can successfully collaborate with community and school organizations to create dynamic projects that reflect the collections and missions of all involved. Using examples of such projects both current and past the session highlights the elements needed to make these projects come alive. AASLH makes available for download […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio This session presents two institutions’ strategies for evaluating school programs and specific ways in which each uses or will use the evaluation findings. Programming is often used to connect with and educate specific audiences; thus, it is important to ensure that these programs are as effective as possible. AASLH makes available for […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio AASLH is a leading advocate for increased federal funding for history organizations. At the heart of this effort is a coalition of over sixty organizations dedicated to ensuring funds reach America’s museums. Now more than ever, it is important that you do your part to help. Attend this session to learn about our successes, […]