BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Religious History’

  • 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 […]

  • This technical leaflet bundles offers information on photographing, transcribing, preserving, and interpreting cemeteries. Often we have good intentions but don’t know where to start or what needs to be done. This bundle discusses how to preserve the information that a cemetery contains and the basic preservation of the cemetery itself. The bundle includes information on […]

  •   While introducing the topic of religion into regular museum tours can be tricky, there are some site histories that require some mention in order to fully understand the influence that faith had on that specific family or event. One such museum that deals with the issue of religion for that reason is Surratt House […]

  • Cemetery Tours and Programming: A Guide shows the range and opportunities of cemetery programming that go beyond basic starting points like dog-walking or traditional historic walking tours. It illustrates the reuses of both historic and contemporary burial grounds through the lenses of recreation, education, and reflection. This guide takes readers through the historical roots of […]

  • As the Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Tim Grove has quite a few stories to tell about his experiences in public history. In this excerpt from his book A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History, Grove describes an exhibit project about the Lewis and Clark expedition […]

  • Want to broaden your impact with your communities? This session examines how programming and exhibitions related to slavery, nuclear weapons, the Holocaust, and even controversy itself have been used to successfully engage local communities with histories that extend far beyond their borders, yet may hit museum closer than they realize. Presenters: Cynthia Capers, Associate Director […]

  • LISTEN: The Religious History Affinity Group Committee will discuss the role of religious places in the Civil Rights Movement. Join us and learn about interpreting extraordinary history at religious sites.   Download Audio

  • Difficult histories include the recollections of trauma, oppression, and violence. The challenge for museum workers to develop ethical representations of difficult histories is finding an equitable equation for combining the three conceptual components: Faces, Real content, and Narratives. When combined, these three components are the building blocks for developing ethical representations of difficult histories. A […]

  • Visitors’ Voices focuses on audience research and evaluation in history museums and related institutions. AASLH members and anyone else who has an interest in these areas is free to join the community.

  • LISTEN: Download audio Carolyn McKinstry delivered a special presentation for the AASLH conference at the 16th Street Baptist Church. McKinstry was present on September 15, 1963, at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham when white racists bombed the church. Carolyn’s four young friends were killed. As a teenager, she felt her “calling” by attending […]