BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Historic Houses’

  • This event has been cancelled. This one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor are most of them dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our […]

  • 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 […]

  • With audiences more interested in food than ever before, and new research in food studies bringing interdisciplinary approaches to this complicated but compelling subject, museums and historic sites have an opportunity to draw new audiences and infuse new meaning into their food presentations. In Michelle Moon’s new book, you’ll find: A comprehensive, thematic framework of […]

  • Identifying and preparing for potential threats is critical for reducing risks to collections. In Part Two of this series, guest speaker Dyani Feige focuses on specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s history of incidents, location, building issues, environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, light, […]

  • StEPs Labs are 75- or 90-minute webinars that provide you with valuable information and training from the comfort of your office or home. No travel expenses or extended time away! The webinars are offered in conjunction with AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations, a self-study program that helps small- and mid-sized history organizations assess […]

  • At a crossroads and facing an uncertain future, many historic house museums are reimagining themselves in response to specific needs in their communities. This panel will examine how several historic sites from around the country are creating vibrant connections with their constituents while ensuring their own long-term sustainability in the process. Presenters: Kendra Dillard, Director […]

  • Historic Houses are part of the common good. We have a responsibility to our collections, our supporters, and our communities to make a positive impact. How does that translate to the environment and going green – and in a reasonable way? Join Sarah Sutton and moderator Ken Turino to find out. This webinar will include: […]

  • This thorough volume published by Heritage Preservation includes 20 chapters written by leading preservationists. Topics include structural systems, fire protection, interior and exterior paint, wallpaper, flooring, lighting, heating systems, and other essential issues for maintaining and restoring historic houses. Photographs and how-to-guides make this an important resource for preservationists and homeowners. This publication comes in paper […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2014 AASLH Online Conference, this recording focuses on how PBS’ popular television show Downton Abbey has led to an increase in visitors’ interest in domestic service. Is your museum current with scholarship and new trends in interpretation of this phenomenon? This webinar discusses methods and strategies for revitalizing interpretation in […]

  • Join AASLH’s Middle Tennessee StEPs group for a one-day workshop focusing on evaluating and improving the interpretation at your museum or historic site. Max van Balgooy, president of Engaging Places, LLC, a design and strategy firm that helps connect people with historic places, will present effective strategies for interpreting history and the humanities at museums […]