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  • 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 […]

  • See how three institutions are rethinking how they operate in order to reach new audiences, maintain relevancy, and create advocates for history. From tweaking programming to breaking the operational mold, ideas and tips will be shared to inspire staff at institutions large and small. Chair: Alexandria Rasic, Director of Public Programs, Homestead Museum, City of […]

  • 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 […]

  • To help introduce non-members to our quarterly magazine and all the helpful articles, reviews, and how-tos we include in every issue, we’re offering the Summer 2015 copy free to download and view online. Check it out here and spread the word! Table of Contents: One Doing Local History: Become Part of the Conversation by Carol […]

  • Developing History Leaders @SHA (formerly the Seminar for Historical Administration) is an intensive three week program that presents future leaders of the field with the best practices and ideas of history organization leadership and management. In this “What is SHA?” webinar, AASLH’s Bob Beatty will lead a discussion with SHA graduates Richard Josey (Class of […]

  • The History Relevance Campaign is a diverse group of history professionals posing questions about what makes the past relevant today. The Campaign serves as a catalyst for discovering, demonstrating, and promulgating the value of history for individuals, communities, and the nation. AASLH is proud to be a partner in this important effort. We believe that history can have more impact when it connects […]

  • The tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last June precipitated a national outcry against the Confederate flag. State leaders in Alabama and South Carolina removed it from capitol grounds. Walmart and other retailers discontinued merchandise bearing the flag. Meanwhile, the controversy expanded to include Confederate monuments and statues. Americans’ fury, on […]

  • 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 […]

  • Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: The Crime of Writing by Carol Kammen Generation Why: History Repeats Itself (Even When It Comes to Engaging Millenials) by Colleen Dilenschneider The Power of Possibility by Kent Whitworth and Scott Alvey Above and Below: Exhibition as Mitigation by Louise Pubols Leading Historical Programs: Strategies for Innovation by […]

  • In this article, Bruce W. Dearstyne discusses the case studies profiled in his latest book, Leading the Historical Enterprise: Strategic Creativity, Planning, and Advocacy for the Digital Age. The book focuses on history programs that have found ways to thrive in uncertain times through adapting the ways they lead, advocate, and digitally engage with their audience […]