BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘StEPs’

  • To encourage more audience research and evaluation in history institutions, the AASLH Visitors’ Voices group compiled an annotated list of print and electronic resources to help colleagues begin or expand their audience research and evaluation efforts. [Note: the Visitors’ Voices group is no longer active.]

  • 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 […]

  • Local history organizations are identifying their greatest needs with help from agencies at the state level that have created programs and tools using StEPs and other assessment programs. Hear how a state historical society, historical commission, and state humanities council are using assessment programs to gather data, offer assistance, and effect positive change. Chair: Cherie […]

  • Museums hold collections in trust for the public. With that trust comes the duty of care. But with the duty of care comes the requirement that we not endanger collection items through improper practices or treatment. Where, however, is the line between what we can and can’t do? This webinar is for paid and unpaid […]

  • Being prepared and identifying the potential threats to one’s institution are the best ways of reducing risks to cultural collections. Organizations cannot move ahead to the development of an emergency plan without a clear-eyed understanding of the areas where their institution is most vulnerable to loss and damage.   This webinar focuses on the general […]

  • StEPs Lab 4 – Building Knowledge: How to Gather Documentation on Historic Structures and Landscapes  If it’s true that “knowledge is power,” then organizations that own or manage historic structures and landscapes need all the knowledge they can get! In this StEPs Lab webinar, we address the various reports and documents that organizations will want […]

  • Since 1960, museum professionals have been sharing their expertise through these clear and succinct how-to guides. Whether you seeking information on management and administration, historical interpretation, research practices, preservation techniques, or any other subject related to the practice of state and local history, there’s probably a Technical Leaflet that will help. For a complete list of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Recorded as part of the 2013 AASLH Online Conference, The Continuum of Excellence  discusses how AASLH and AAM are working together to provide a path for history museums to move between the StEPS, MAP, Core Documents Verification and Accreditation programs. Presenters include: Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, AASLH, Jefferson City, MO Jill Connors-Joyner, Assistant Director, […]

  • Since 1960, museum professionals have been sharing their expertise through these clear and succinct how-to guides. Whether you seeking information on management and administration, historical interpretation, research practices, preservation techniques, or any other subject related to the practice of state and local history, there’s probably a Technical Leaflet that will help. Resources in bold are free […]