BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Leadership’

  • Historic house museums no longer hold the same place they once did within the community. With membership and visitors in decline, many historical societies are struggling with ways to keep themselves relevant. The Moore-Youse House, operated by the Delaware County Historical Society, is no exception. Due to the increasing age of its members the Delaware […]

  • 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 […]

  • Table of Contents: “On Doing Local History: Two Grandfathers” by Carol Kammen “History Bytes: The End” Tim Grove “If It Was Easy, Anyone Could Do It: Training Professionals for History Institutions” by Rick Beard “Grappling with Unfolding Events” by Jason Crabill, Melanie A. Adams, and Kyle McKoy “Why Old Places Matter” by Thompson Mayes “Keeping […]

  • Table of Contents: “On Doing Local History: Encounters with History” by Carol Kammen “The Whole is Greater: Fostering Empathy” by Dina Bailey “Reconsiderations of Memorials and Monuments” by Modupe Labode “Fighting Civil Rights and the Cold War: Confederate Monuments at Gettysburg” by Jill Ogline Titus “Finding Meaning in Monuments: Atlanta History Center Enters Dialogue on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Attention Baby Boomer Museum Leaders: Are you making plans for your successor? Generation X and Millennials: are you ready to take on a leadership position? Hear the story of one museum’s leadership transition from one generation to another, and from unexpected challenges to surprising success. Chair: Melissa Prycer, Executive Director, Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, TX […]

  • Creating a diverse pipeline for institutional leadership starts with building internship programs that reflect our visitors. Emerging professionals express frustration with early career opportunities. We will highlight new models, including Minnesota Historical Society’s undergraduate internship program and #museumworkersspeak, and then consider how AASLH can help the field move forward. Chair: Sarah Jencks, Director of Education and […]

  • How could history better advance a more democratic and participatory civic life? Thelen will introduce session with a 30 minute talk that distills his experiences with trying to connect professional with popular history making. Audience members will discuss their experiences and observations with this challenge. Chair: David Thelen, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Indiana University, […]

  • Start off the Annual Meeting with a session guaranteed to challenge and inspire. Sharing examples from their own institution, staff from the Arab American National Museum will facilitate a discussion on how becoming more culturally competent can enable institutions to respond to changing demographics and work with new audiences. Chair: Kate Betz, Bullock State History […]