Many history organizations are currently changing and transforming into places that address what the public truly cares about.

While some organizations bemoan the challenges and difficulties that accompany deep change, they also recount the benefits of their transformative journeys.

In this article based on Discovering the Power of Transformation, the theme for the 2008 AASLH Annual Meeting, Candace Tangorra Matelic lays out ground rules and key understandings for providing insight and perspective to those who are leading or experiencing organizational change, as well as for those who study and teach about change and transformation processes.