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  • This leaflet by Marieke Van Damme and Dan Yaeger discusses how you can develop and produce a podcast for your site with a few tools and no tech training. The authors cover equipment, formatting, editing/publishing, marketing, and evaluation in this beginner’s how-to guide. Autumn 2016

  • 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 […]

  • Are you wondering how to integrate STEM learning at your historic site? Create.Connect, an indoor, year-round exhibition for families at Conner Prairie, was created in 2014 to weave together history and STEM through the use of hands-on activities, historical settings and live facilitation. It’s a testing ground for new ways to integrate history and STEM […]

  • Colorado Humanities, in collaboration with Colorado State University Libraries, the University Press of Colorado, and History Colorado, is pleased to announce a prototype version of the Colorado Encyclopedia is now available at http://coloradoencyclopedia.org. A vetted, mobile-friendly resource, the prototype Colorado Encyclopedia includes articles written and reviewed by the state’s top scholars on hundreds of topics, […]

  • Allowing your users to contribute content to your website requires radical trust. This concept, gaining steam with the popularity of social media tools, naturally raises concern in history organizations. It threatens authoritative voice and weakens control. Yet, it offers opportunities to reach and engage new audiences.Join us as we discuss the challenges of radical trust. […]

  • Here’s a one-stop marketing guide just for small museums and historic sites. In an age when many local historical associations and museums take money from their marketing budget because resources are tight, which can start a vicious cycle of reduced marketing reach, lower visitation, and then even less money for marketing, this guide will help […]

  • Because of limited (or no) staff, membership management in libraries and museums is often undertaken by staff and volunteers with no experience in membership. This can mean that museum membership levels are stagnant or dropping or Friends of the Library groups have few members. In either case, the organization suffers because of less-than-optimal revenues. Membership […]

  • Engaging with the millenial audience (also known as Generation Y) is one the most popular and perhaps most confusing topics in the history field right now. What does this group of young, internet-savvy, professionals want from a historic site visit or event? How can we create programs that fit their needs, budgets, and interests? What […]

  • Millennials are famously underrepresented in museum and historic site attendance and membership, and because of this, many museum professionals are working to better meet the needs of this audience. In this technical leaflet, Aleah Vinick and Rachel Abbott from the Minnesota Historical Society share their experiences with engaging the millennial audience at their institution. They […]

  • Tim Grove of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum examines the phenomenon of crowdfunding and its applications for museums and historic sites in his latest column. His museum recently launched their first Kickstarter campaign, “Reboot the Suit,” to help raise $500,000 to conserve Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit and put it on display in time for […]