BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘2015 Annual Meeting’

  • 2015 Online Conference  Thursday, September 17 10:00-11:15am We Can Do It! Uncovering Women’s History Together Do you want to increase access to women’s history and discover diverse and untold stories within your community? This session explores research and access to women’s history through a series of firsthand accounts and offers practical techniques to integrate women’s […]

  • 2015 Online Conference Friday, September 18  10:00-11:15am Commerce + Interpretation: the Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Principles of Shared Use at Historic Sites Shared use between for-profit commercial ventures and museum operations–the best new idea for sustaining historic sites or a risky proposition? The National Trust offers a frank assessment of prototyping this model at Cooper-Molera Adobe […]

  • 2015 Online Conference Thursday, September 17 3:30-4:45pm Don’t be a Run Away Bride: The Possibility of Building a Long Term Relationship with your Community Participants will explore ways to build sustainable relationships with communities. What are different stages of community engagement and methods museum practitioners can use? Together we’ll explore key ingredients for various options–from […]

  • Small Fish, Big Pond:  How to Effectively Advocate in Your Community Can history organizations afford to not be engaged in advocacy? Find your voice in this session focused on advocacy techniques at both the state and local level, and in both large and small communities. Chair:  Melissa Prycer, Executive Director, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, TX; […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Crime of Writing by Carol Kammen Generation Why: History Repeats Itself (Even When It Comes to Engaging Millenials) by Colleen Dilenschneider The Power of Possibility by Kent Whitworth and Scott Alvey Above and Below: Exhibition as Mitigation by Louise Pubols Leading Historical Programs: Strategies for Innovation by […]

  • In this article, Kent Whitworth and Scott Alvey of the Kentucky Historical Society and 2015 Annual Meeting Host Committee discuss the history of Louisville and its relevance to the conference theme, “The Power of Possibility.” They also describe new and exciting possibilities for the history field as a whole as we confront the ever present challenges […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: Across the Pond by Carol Kammen History Bytes: Experiments with Crowdfunding by Tim Grove Moving History from Nice to Essential by John R. Dichtl Anniversaries, War, and Local History by Kate Tiller Behold! New Lebanon by Ruth J. Abram Revisiting Volunteering by Terri S. Blanchette Guess What I […]

  • In this article adapted from his address during the Meeting of the Membership at the 2015 Annual Meeting, AASLH President and CEO John Dichtl discusses the importance of history to our ever-changing culture, and the ways history organizations can serve the diverse needs of their communities. People are engaging with history as never before as […]

  • Is History Relevant? Then Let’s Do Something About It! Find out about the History Relevance Campaign‘s Impact Project and help us discover innovative ways to use history to make a difference in people’s lives. Share your ideas and hear directly from colleagues representing each of ten ways to make history relevant in their state or […]

  • Just as Louisville’s growth and success spring from the barriers faced by Ohio River travelers at the Falls of the Ohio, the power of possibility allows the public history field to see opportunities instead of obstacles. Momentum is building once again! We can be both creative and disciplined, consistent and fresh, informative and fun. As […]