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  • This leaflet by John A. Lupton discusses how incorporating legal records into programming at your museum, historical society, or site gives your audience a new and innovative perspective on local history. Providing an overview of how to find and gain access to records and cases, this leaflet also gives examples of successful legal and court-based […]

  • 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 […]

  • See how three institutions are rethinking how they operate in order to reach new audiences, maintain relevancy, and create advocates for history. From tweaking programming to breaking the operational mold, ideas and tips will be shared to inspire staff at institutions large and small. Chair: Alexandria Rasic, Director of Public Programs, Homestead Museum, City of […]

  • Download webinar here What, exactly, did newspapers across the U.S. have to say about the Holocaust during World War II? Your collections may hold the answer! What Did We Know? Citizen History, Local Newspapers, and the Holocaust A digital project from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is turning to “citizen historians” to research how […]

  • 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 […]

  • Millennials are famously underrepresented in museum and historic site attendance and membership, and because of this, many museum professionals are working to better meet the needs of this audience. In this technical leaflet, Aleah Vinick and Rachel Abbott from the Minnesota Historical Society share their experiences with engaging the millennial audience at their institution. They […]

  • We all realize how much technology impacts our daily lives, but what about our historical organizations? And how will it continue to effect the history field in the future? Tim Grove’s latest History Bytes column discusses two recent reports that tackle the topic of technology in the future: the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report, Museum […]

  • In her first column of 2015, Carol Kammen discusses the triumphs and challenges of sending your historical “children” out into the world. When you share your research, exhibits, and projects with the community, you hope they inspire and educate. But they may just as easily be ignored or misinterpreted. Kammen describes taking a tour that […]

  • Planning any events related to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War? This panel, led by three experienced hands at developing Vietnam War programming and exhibitions, will provide guidance on collection development and how to interact with veterans, why community partnerships and diverse programming are critical to success, and how to include aspects of the home […]

  • This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators. Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management […]