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  • 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 […]

  • Wondering what a museum director actually does? About to start your first director’s job? Looking for guidance in starting up a museum or working with a museum director? Hugh Genoways, Lynne Ireland, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko have taken the mystery out and put common sense and good guidance in. Learn about everything from budgets and strategic […]

  • Editors Robert P. Connolly and Elizabeth Bollwerk present a “how to” guide for museums to integrate themselves into their communities as co-creators and valuable assets. Positioning Your Museum as a Critical Community Asset: A Practical Guide uses six thematic sections with case studies from museums around the world that successfully aligned their mission and resources with the needs […]

  • 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 […]

  • This study addresses the plight of history organizations whose prospects of long-term survival are precarious. With a pressing need for new models, this study questions fundamental assumptions about governance and funding. Discussions include: Sustaining Organizations Through Best Practices and New Approaches History As A Third World Country: Why History is Difficult to Sustain Characteristics of Unsustainable […]

  • This session discusses three projects at local museums that seemed insurmountable, including moving a historic village to a new location and developing, opening, and accrediting a new museum in under three years. The presentation provides detailed information on strategies for completing and funding the impossible. Chair: Neal Hitch, Executive Director, Imperial Valley Desert Museum, Ocotillo, […]

  • Are you part of a coalition advocating for the creation of powerful new streams of funding that will make history more accessible, more consistent with standards, more prevalent, and more relevant? Learn about expectations and realities of sources such as lodging, sales, environmental offset taxes, and voluntary income taxes. Chair: David Grabitske, Manager of Outreach […]

  • In the second technical leaflet in their financial series, Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts move beyond the topic of budgets into a discussion of long-term strategic financial management. A budget is the place to start, but to ensure financial success and stability, you also need ways to monitor your financial performance and to […]

  • In the latest technical leaflet from History News, Klingler and Roberts tackle the tricky issue of budgets: how to make them, how to use them, and how they can help you evaluate your organization and goals. Your budget is one of the most important steps in making your plans for the future a reality. It’s your […]