BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Exhibits’

  •   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 […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Local Historian as Public Intellectual by Carol Kammen The Value of History: When History and Memory Collide by W. Todd Groce Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton by Rob DeHart For the Love of History: The Benefits of Collections-Based Research by Katheryn P. Viens We Are All in […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ursus Among Us, exhibited at the Gatekeeper’s Museum operated by the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, presents the story of interactions between humans and bears in the Tahoe Basin. Created in response to visitor requests for more interpretation about these iconic Western animals, the exhibit focuses on educating locals and tourists about the animals’ behaviors, […]

  • Rick Beard’s latest article discusses the interpretive revolution in museums during the 1980s and ’90s, and how high-profile interpretive controversies at the Maryland Historical Society and National Air and Space Museum challenged these tenets. Mining the Museum at MHS and the Smithsonian’s Enola Gay exhibit both created a stir with their content and interpretive methods in […]