BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Annual Meeting’

  • Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting […]

  • Community engagement was the key to unlocking audience needs for three very different museums in need of revitalization. Learn how these sites used a variety of community engagement tools, including surveys, focus groups, and more, to help plan for their re-birth as relevant sources for history learning for diverse populations. Chair: Megan McAdow, Director of […]

  • No meaningful conversation about our future can occur without confronting our contentious past. This session will present three case studies of collaboration as vehicles for communities to share their respective stories. Panelists will share strategies for initiating productive conversations and discuss collaborative programming efforts to sustain positive relationships with communities. Chair: Adam Scher, Senior Curator, […]

  • Attention Baby Boomer Museum Leaders: Are you making plans for your successor? Generation X and Millennials: are you ready to take on a leadership position? Hear the story of one museum’s leadership transition from one generation to another, and from unexpected challenges to surprising success. Chair: Melissa Prycer, Executive Director, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, TX […]

  • Boston Marriage. Lovers. Lesbians. Roommates. Regardless of the label applied, interpreting “female friendship” within the context of LGBT history remains a challenge. Hosted by the Women’s History Affinity Group, this discussion and Q&A centers on how to approach this topic in your museum or site through best practices and case studies. Chair: Rebecca Price, President/CEO, […]

  • 2016 AASLH Meeting of the Membership Recorded in Detroit, MI at the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting September 16, 2016   Listen on SoundCloud Listen on iTunes as a Podcast

  • Local history organizations are identifying their greatest needs with help from agencies at the state level that have created programs and tools using StEPs and other assessment programs. Hear how a state historical society, historical commission, and state humanities council are using assessment programs to gather data, offer assistance, and effect positive change. Chair: Cherie […]

  • Many history organizations make the bold move to rebrand with the goal of attracting a broader audience. While much energy is often focused on the brand launch, this session addresses life after the launch date: how to manage your brand, how it evolves, and how you evolve. Chair: Shannon Thomas, Director of Marketing and Communications, […]

  • Thomas J. Sugrue is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. A specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race, Sugrue was educated at Columbia; King’s College, Cambridge; and Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1992. His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis (1996), […]

  • Thomas J. Sugrue is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University. A specialist in twentieth-century American politics, urban history, civil rights, and race, Sugrue was educated at Columbia; King’s College, Cambridge; and Harvard, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1992. His first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis (1996), […]