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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with Colorado State University Libraries, the University Press of Colorado, and History Colorado, is pleased to announce a prototype version of the Colorado Encyclopedia is now available at http://coloradoencyclopedia.org. A vetted, mobile-friendly resource, the prototype Colorado Encyclopedia includes articles written and reviewed by the state’s top scholars on hundreds of topics, […]

  • The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation recently announced that it will offer one of their most popular publications, Protecting Historic Properties: A Citizen’s Guide to Section 106 Review, in Spanish. By law, U.S. citizens have a voice when federal actions will affect properties that qualify for the National Register of Historic Places. This publication is designed to help […]

  • Historical organizations must develop and demonstrate relevance to remain successful. In this highly-participatory session, attendees work in small groups and then in the large group to identify means to develop and demonstrate relevance. Following the session, the facilitators will compile and distribute the group’s findings to all participants. Chair: Mark Sundlov, Manager, Local History Office, […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2014 AASLH Online Conference, this recording of Field Services Alliance Presents Navigating Legal Landmines in Museums and Archives focuses on the many aspects of running an archive or a museum that are grounded in the law. This information-packed recording addresses legal concerns surrounding oral history, collections, and digital copyright that will help […]

  • Directors of small history museums will share their experience in making positive changes in poorly functioning boards with solutions that include team building, community involvement, and the difficult issue of removing a member from the board. Presenters: Janice Klein, Consultant, EightSixSix Consulting Susan Goganian, Director, Beverly Historical Society Rebecca Mavencamp, Director, Rockford Area Historical Society […]

  • The Field Services Alliance (FSA) is an organized group of individuals, offices, and agencies that provide training opportunities, guidance, technical services, and other forms of assistance to local historical societies, archives, libraries, and museums in their respective states or regions.

  • Have you thought about doing a survey or gathering visitor information, but were overwhelmed by the prospect? Are you looking for a place to start? In this on-demand webinar, learn about a special event survey you can adapt in five minutes or less for your site. Hear from real people who have used this template […]

  • The Bulletin is a resource of the Alaska State Museum that provides information on multiple topics in the world of museums and history organizations. It carries articles on museum practices and opportunities and developments in the field, as well as news of events at the Alaska State Museum. Typically each Bulletin is divided into the following […]