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  • Historic house museums no longer hold the same place they once did within the community. With membership and visitors in decline, many historical societies are struggling with ways to keep themselves relevant. The Moore-Youse House, operated by the Delaware County Historical Society, is no exception. Due to the increasing age of its members the Delaware […]

  • Downton Abbey may be over, but interest in the relationships between domestic servants and their employers lives on. Incorporating domestic servants into tours and programs continues to be an engaging way to provide a more inclusive and nuanced interpretation of the past. This Historic House Call will highlight primary source materials that can be applied […]

  • Historic sites are continuously looking for new revenue sources. Commercial filming has the potential to earn additional income and give your site great exposure. However, there are a lot of factors to consider, and guidelines to set in place, before signing the contract. This historic house call intends to provide resources, share dos and don’ts, […]

  • The History Relevance Campaign is a diverse group of history professionals posing questions about what makes the past relevant today. The Campaign serves as a catalyst for discovering, demonstrating, and promulgating the value of history for individuals, communities, and the nation. AASLH is proud to be a partner in this important effort. We believe that history can have more impact when it connects […]

  • This event has been cancelled. This one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor are most of them dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our […]

  • This study addresses the plight of history organizations whose prospects of long-term survival are precarious. With a pressing need for new models, this study questions fundamental assumptions about governance and funding. Discussions include: Sustaining Organizations Through Best Practices and New Approaches History As A Third World Country: Why History is Difficult to Sustain Characteristics of Unsustainable […]

  • With audiences more interested in food than ever before, and new research in food studies bringing interdisciplinary approaches to this complicated but compelling subject, museums and historic sites have an opportunity to draw new audiences and infuse new meaning into their food presentations. In Michelle Moon’s new book, you’ll find: A comprehensive, thematic framework of […]

  • PBS’ popular television show Downton Abbey has led to an increase in visitors’ interest in domestic service. Is your museum current with scholarship and new trends in interpretation of this phenomenon? Discuss methods and strategies for revitalizing interpretation in historic house museums to include the voices of domestic servants. Presenters include: Ashley Rogers, Assistant Director, […]

  • This thorough volume published by Heritage Preservation includes 20 chapters written by leading preservationists. Topics include structural systems, fire protection, interior and exterior paint, wallpaper, flooring, lighting, heating systems, and other essential issues for maintaining and restoring historic houses. Photographs and how-to-guides make this an important resource for preservationists and homeowners. This publication comes in paper […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2014 AASLH Online Conference, this recording focuses on how PBS’ popular television show Downton Abbey has led to an increase in visitors’ interest in domestic service. Is your museum current with scholarship and new trends in interpretation of this phenomenon? This webinar discusses methods and strategies for revitalizing interpretation in […]