BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Affinity Group’

  • Visitors’ Voices focuses on audience research and evaluation in history museums and related institutions. AASLH members and anyone else who has an interest in these areas is free to join the community.

  • Visitors’ Voices focuses on audience research and evaluation in history museums and related institutions. AASLH members and anyone else who has an interest in these areas is free to join the community.

  •   The Small Museums Community assists America’s small museums in their endeavors, helping to make them stronger and more responsive to their communities. The Committee encourages small museums to share successful strategies in workshops and national meetings and demonstrate what the field can learn from small museums. Through its programming and initiatives, AASLH plans to […]

  • Robert G. Chenhall’s nomenclature for classifying man-made objects is the standard cataloging tool for thousands of museums and historical organizations across the United States and Canada. Nomenclature’s lexicon of object names, arranged hierarchically within functionally defined categories, has become a de facto standard within the community of history museums in North America.

  • Military history is an important subset of the history field. The AASLH Military History Committee provides advice and direction for the development of programs and services that benefit U.S. history institutions with a military focus as well as museums/historic sites with military items in their collections.

  • Historic houses are among the most numerous museums in the country and AASLH consistently develops services to meet the needs of historic house museum professionals. AASLH maintains numerous resources for historic house museums and prides itself on having the largest number of historic house museums as members than any other professional museum organization.

  • The Field Services Alliance (FSA) is an organized group of individuals, offices, and agencies that provide training opportunities, guidance, technical services, and other forms of assistance to local historical societies, archives, libraries, and museums in their respective states or regions.

  • AASLH’s Educators & Interpreters Community addresses the needs of educators and interpreters in history museums and history organizations as they seek to increase appreciation of community history.

  • The Court and Legal History Community serves those working to preserve and promote legal and court history around the nation. Its members include university faculty, state and federal court historians and educators,judicial assistants, a U.S. Supreme Court curator,  law librarians/archivists/researchers, and independent historical societies affiliated with courts such as the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society and […]

  • Corporate history preserves the material culture of corporations and tells the story of American business history as well as community history. This AASLH community is designed for professionals within corporations or corporate museums who collect and interpret history or use history to market corporations, and provides a forum for networking and professional development. More Information