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  • Recorded as part of the 2013 AASLH Online Conference, Volunteers: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Change  helps you discover how three organizations have re-worked their volunteer programs, creating a mutually beneficial relationship; expanding the role of volunteers by giving them greater responsibility and matching jobs to specialized skills, opening their volunteer program to younger and different people; and […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2013 AASLH Online Conference, The Continuum of Excellence  discusses how AASLH and AAM are working together to provide a path for history museums to move between the StEPS, MAP, Core Documents Verification and Accreditation programs. Presenters include: Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, AASLH, Jefferson City, MO Jill Connors-Joyner, Assistant Director, […]

  • Read the transcript of the Carolyn McKinstry’s special presentation at the 2013 AASLH Annual Conference in History News Vol. 69, #1. Her moving message was delivered to AASLH conference attendees at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL. McKinstry was in the Sixteen Street Baptist Church on September 15, 1963 when it was bombed by […]

  • LISTEN: Local history has long focused on a white, mainstream voice. It is a challenge for historians to explore and expose the unheard voices of the past. This panel will focus on sites which have gone beyond the white, male, or mainstream voices of local communities to explore a broader history that includes re-framing the […]

  • LISTEN: How can you update decades-old interpretation to create a more inclusive and engaging narrative in a gallery where American Indians are discussed only as anonymous creators of archaeological objects, and African American and women’s stories are physically segregated? This session offers opportunities for discussion from curatorial, design, and museum-education perspectives.   Download Audio

  • LISTEN: How do we reclaim, democratize, and actualize history in contemporary spaces? How does activism make a difference in the realization of cultural and historic spaces and in the fight for social justice? This panel will present the approaches of museums remembering different histories but sharing a commitment to engage their histories in the struggle […]

  • LISTEN: Do you feel that your institution is not making the best use of collections? Are the objects you have not the “right ones”? If so, help decide what to do about it! This session recaps and then builds on the 2012 session “Do History Museums Still Need Objects?” Come prepared to discuss practical ways […]

  • LISTEN: Using TIE, a scenario-building game inspired by future studies practice, participants explore strategies for incorporating innovation into traditional museum programs or exhibits. By brainstorming big ideas without limitations, the game creates unique juxtapositions, and feeds curiosity and creativity, resulting in strategies for scaling ideas to institution of any size/budget.   Download Audio

  • LISTEN: Overwhelmed by the new ideas you’ve (re)discovered at the conference? Daunted by what you will do upon your return? Take this session to reflect on which ideas will have the most impact on your organization and your ability to lead it with a priority-setting activity designed by co-editors of the Small Museum Toolkit.   […]

  • LISTEN: The Religious History Affinity Group Committee will discuss the role of religious places in the Civil Rights Movement. Join us and learn about interpreting extraordinary history at religious sites.   Download Audio