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  • Austin is a city continually redefining itself. It is the state capital, the heart of live music, and a center for technology and innovation. With the famous slogan, “Keep Austin Weird,” it is no surprise that Austin embraces, even advertises, the individualistic spirit that symbolizes Texas. This spirit represents the histories, cultures, communities, and ways […]

  • For most small museums, archival materials pose a special challenge. Limited resources make it difficult to obtain the specialized knowledge that a trained archivist can provide. Four museum professionals will present creative solutions to identifying and organizing the archival materials in their collections so that they are usable by their communities. Chair: Berlin Loa, California […]

  • Panelists will discuss the challenges of learning about Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, understanding truly universal design, and beginning implementation efforts with success and failure stories to illustrate. Chair: Dr. Maureen Kelly Jonason, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN; Larry Hutchings, Museology Museum Services, Minneapolis, MN: Jessica Sutherland, Minnesota Historical Society, St. […]

  • 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 […]