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At a crossroads and facing an uncertain future, many historic house museums are reimagining themselves in response to specific needs in their communities. This panel will examine how several historic sites from around the country are creating vibrant connections with their constituents while ensuring their own long-term sustainability in the process.


  • Kendra Dillard, Director of Exhibits, California State Parks
  • Kenneth C. Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England
  • Shannon Burke, Director of Education and Visitor Services, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
  • Cindy Olsen, Administrator, Historic Sites and Museum Division, Minnesota Historical Society

Recorded Online Sessions from past AASLH Online Conferences are available to purchase and include downloads of presentation slides.