Did you know that many History News articles can be downloaded for free from our Resource Bank? Here is a selection of free History News articles that we would recommend to loyal contributors and new readers alike. Don’t see the article you were looking for? Past issues of History News are available for purchase (PDF download) in our bookstore.


Feature Articles

It’s About the Story! A Revolution in Interpreting the Past (Winter 2015)

Creating a More Meaningful Past: A Short History of AASLH (Autumn 2014)

When Historic Buildings and Landscapes are the Museum Collection (Summer 2014)

Do History Museums Still Need Objects? (Summer 2011)

Helping History Organizations Achieve National Standards (Autumn 2010)

The Winds of Opportunity (Spring 2010)

Entrepreneurship in Historical Organizations (Spring 2009)

Ethics Position Paper #3: Repurposing of a Historic House/Site (Spring 2009)

When A History Museum Closes (Summer 2007)



Award Winner Spotlight is a recurring feature that highlights winners of AASLH’s Leadership in History awards.

Award Winner Spotlight: Historic Columbia Foundation: Connecting communities through History (Autumn 2011)

Award Winner Spotlight: Preserving Texas History on Film: Saving Stories and Building a Statewide Film Archive (Autumn 2010)


On Doing Local History is a regular column by historian Carol Kammen. It is intended to encourage dialogue on the essential issues of local history.

On Doing Local History: Wilson’s Ghost (Autumn 2014)

On Doing Local History: In the Company of Our Peers (Summer 2008)


History Bytes is a regular column by Tim Grove, Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  It encourages history organizations to think critically about their work in the digital world

History Bytes: The Importance of a Digital Strategy (Part 1 of 2) (Autumn 2012)

History Bytes: Citizen History Projects (Autumn 2011)

History Bytes: Website Redesign (Spring 2011)

History Bytes: Interview with Nancy Proctor (Autumn 2010)

History Bytes: The Knowledge of Crowds (Summer 2010)

History Bytes: To Tweet or Not to Tweet (Autumn 2009)

History Bytes: Interview with Dan Cohen (Summer 2009)

History Bytes: Going Beyond an Ordinary Online Database (Winter 2008)

History Bytes: Writing for the Web (Autumn 2008)

History Bytes: To Blog or Not to Blog (Summer 2008)