BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Exhibits’

  • “From the perspective of the Hmong community in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Minnesota Historical Society was not doing enough to adequately convey the diverse experiences of Hmong people in the Upper Midwest. […] Enter Noah Vang. In 2013, he and a committee from the Hmong community approached the museum with a proposal for an […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: History Organizations as a Third Place by Carol Kammen The Whole is Greater: Have You Eaten Today? by Ashley Bouknight Understanding and Interpreting the American Experience in World War I by Jennifer D. Keene Steve Lubar Ruins Everything: Why Historical Societies Need Experts, Even When It Hurts by […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: A National Civics Lesson by Carol Kammen The Whole is Greater: Calling Out Afro Latinx Identity by Omar Eaton-Martinez I AM History: The Way Public History Embraces Inclusion in Today’s Social and Political Climates by Dina Bailey Good Intentions Are Not Enough: Lessons for Inclusive Public History by […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: Encounters with History by Carol Kammen The Whole is Great: My Turn to Tell the Story: Internships for People of Color by Monica S. Moncada Value of History: History is Hot Right Now: Can That Help Save the Profession? by Jason Steinhauer The Museum as Center for Social […]

  •   Small Museum Pro! Developing Exhibitions This class is about how to put together an exhibition, from deciding what it will be about and why, to gathering, creating and arranging all the elements for visitors.  You’ll learn a lot from your classmates – from their own experiences and from the resources that they share with […]

  • 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 […]

  • Many museums and historic sites pride themselves on telling inclusive stories about the histories of the people in the communities they serve. Institutions often collaborate with groups within those communities to create better exhibitions and programming. But, when there is a long history of exclusion and disenfranchisement within the museum framework, as is the case […]

  • Detroit’s story reflects our own. Collectively and individually, we are constantly evolving, embracing new opportunities, and reacting to forces beyond our control. Navigating these contemporary challenges, while facing an unpredictable future, requires periodically re-thinking our direction.  In doing so, we rely on the past for context, examples, and inspiration. The role of a public historian […]

  • Are you wondering how to integrate STEM learning at your historic site? Create.Connect, an indoor, year-round exhibition for families at Conner Prairie, was created in 2014 to weave together history and STEM through the use of hands-on activities, historical settings and live facilitation. It’s a testing ground for new ways to integrate history and STEM […]

  • Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut runs a video blog with great informational videos on their programs, projects, and interpretation philosophy. Learn how they work with volunteers, reach out to young audiences through experiential learning, and bring historic trades to life for modern visitors. Check out the other videos […]