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  • AASLH is accepting submissions of short articles to be posted on our official blog, Broadside. Specifically, we are seeking articles on issues and challenges facing history organizations and their staffs. Blog posts should be clear, concise, and offer obvious takeaways or suggestions. Carefully read the guidelines below, then submit your blog post here. Here are ideas […]

  • Organizations in the New England region, especially all-volunteer ones, can save money and  put their organization on a path to progress as the result of two offers now available from AASLH and the New England Museum Association. First, all-volunteer organizations in the New England region that are not currently members of NEMA are now eligible […]

  • We’re Moving! From the afternoon of October 11 through the morning of the 14th, the AASLH office will be closed as we move to a new office space. We have been in our current Nashville offices for over 15 years and it’s time for a little upgrade. Our website and member database will be unaffected […]

  • The Catalina Island Museum in Avalon, California (members since 2001) announces the upcoming departure of its Executive Director, Dr. Michael De Marsche. Planned from the beginning of his tenure, Dr. De Marsche joined the Catalina Island Museum in 2010 and immediately went to work re-invigorating the museum. Under his leadership the museum’s former location in […]

  • At its June meeting, the AASLH Council approved several proposed changes to the AASLH Bylaws which will be presented for a vote at the Meeting of the Membership at the Annual Meeting in Detroit, on Friday, September 16, at 1:00 pm. The bylaw changes would make the Governance Task Force a standing committee, place its […]

  • July 18, 2016 Greetings, History matters and needs to be in our conscious present.  The tone for summer 2016 across our nation is somber, especially as I write you the morning after the deadly shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My first task on this particular day was to lower our American flag […]

  • Meet a Member is a regular blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off.  Terri Blanchette: AASLH Member since 2008 Alma maters: B.A. U.S. History Cal State East Bay; M.A. U.S. History/Public History Duquesne University What is your role in […]

  • It’s really exciting to have this opportunity to share how the Detroit Institute of Arts is re-thinking its interpretive practice, specifically in terms of community engagement. In “The Spirit of Rebirth,” we believe this new model will make us more relevant to our visitors, new and returning. And we also anticipate that it will contribute […]

  • YORBA LINDA, Calif., June 2, 2016—A completely new interactive presidential museum is opening at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library on October 14, 2016. The opening will come nearly a year after the $15-million construction began on the 25-year-old exhibits. After opening, the Nixon Library will be the newest presidential museum in the nation. The new […]

  • The George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, Virginia, member of AASLH since 2008, announces the release of volume seven of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall. Publication of volume seven concludes the multi-year, multi-award-winning documentary editing project that details the official written record of one of the most influential Americans of all time. “Even today George […]

  • As of June 1, 2016, the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies has officially been renamed the International Preservation Studies Center. The Center announced the change today in a press release: Over the past year we have put a lot of time and effort into selecting a new name and logo that better represents our […]

  • The Nebraska State Historical Society (NSHS) Board of Trustees has appointed Trevor M. Jones of Frankfort, Kentucky, as Director/CEO of NSHS. Jones is a long-time member and friend of AASLH and currently serves as the chair of the AASLH Nominating Committee. He is the co-author, along with Linnea Grim, of Museum Management Tune-Up (AASLH Technical Leaflet […]

  • The Board of Directors of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association today announced that John S. Bacon has been named President of Stratford Hall. In this capacity, Bacon will be responsible for raising the profile of Stratford Hall’s mission, directing operations on site, representing the institution in the community and more broadly, and leveraging the […]

  • Last month, AASLH launched a brand new membership type for Academic Programs. Designed specifically to meet the needs of faculty and students in history, public history, and museum studies programs, the Academic Program Membership offers a unique benefits package for only $310 a year. We are excited to welcome these ten departments and programs to […]

  • Meet a Member is a regular blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off.   Kristin Gallas: AASLH Member Since 2007   Alma maters:  B.S. in Secondary History Education/Theatre from University of Vermont MAT in Museum Education from George Washington […]

  • We are excited to announce a brand new membership category for Academic Programs.  This membership for Public History, Museum Studies, and related programs is designed to give faculty and their students maximum access to AASLH resources, opportunities, and training materials. One $310 annual fee gives faculty and their students all the benefits of AASLH membership plus extra […]

  • WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (March 4, 2016) – The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (AASLH members since 1989) board of trustees has elected Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed a trustee of the foundation. Gordon-Reed’s research into the historiography of the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman whom he owned, was discussed in […]

  •   AASLH is pleased to welcome all the individuals and institutions who became members in February. We are so glad you chose to make AASLH your home for history.     New Individual Members Heather Ables, Salado, TX Teri Bisceglia, Frederick, MD Debbie Bussinger, Stow, OH Margo Carlock, Fort Collins, CO Scott Carter, Little Rock, […]

  • Meet a Member: Sarah Sutton

    February 24, 2016

    Meet a Member is a biweekly blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. Each month we feature one individual and one organization.  Sarah Sutton: Member of AASLH Since 1991 Alma maters: I was one of the first two American Studies […]

  • In November 2015, NPR put out the call for answers to this question: “What Do We Do Now In America the Same Way We Did It 100 Years Ago?” AASLH shared the story on our Facebook page, encouraging our members to help crowd-source the answer. In late January, NPR published the results in “American History Lives: […]

  • The Tennessee State Library and Archives just announced it will grant funds to 29 organizations across the state to preserve historical records and improve record storage. These funds may be used for items such as shelving, cabinets, archival folders, boxes, dehumidifiers, and other tools used by archivists. TSLA grants can make a big difference when it comes […]

  • Meet a Member is a biweekly blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. Each month we feature one individual and one organization.    Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Member of AASLH since 2007 The Museum of the […]

  • Last October, we received an unusual request that turned into an inspiring story and poignant reminder of the power of history. The son of Perry McCandless, a Leadership in History Award winner from 1974, called our office, requesting a copy of his father’s award.   The original certificate, treasured for forty years, had been misplaced […]

  • Back in November, nearly 900 of our individual and institutional members completed the 2015 Membership Survey. Thank you! This is the sixth time since 2001 that AASLH has conducted the survey. Over the summer, we will be using the information gleaned from our members to plan for AASLH’s future. The survey was conducted by Debb […]

  • The American Alliance of Museums just announced the ten museums chosen to participate in the first session of the Small Museums Accreditation Academy. We were thrilled to see three AASLH members on the list, including two participants in AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations. The Academy is a new initiative designed to help […]

  • AASLH is pleased to welcome all the individuals and institutions who became members in January. We are so glad you chose to make AASLH your home for history.   New Individual Members David Adams, Parkesburg, PA Karl Collier, Minneapolis, MN Sigrid Degner, Germantown, WI Patricia Fanning, Norwood, MA Caroline Heroux, Albany, NY Zachary Hottel, Woodstock, […]

  • When you studied history in school, did you ever wonder if there were individuals who had taken extraordinary actions but didn’t make it into textbooks for whatever reason? In May 2016, the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (LMC)  will open a brand-new exhibition hall in historic, downtown Fort Scott, Kansas featuring these very special […]

  • The board of directors of Conner Prairie announced today that after a national search for candidates, a new president and CEO has been chosen. Norman O. Burns II of Richmond, Va., will succeed Ellen M. Rosenthal as president and CEO of Conner Prairie on Jan. 27. Rosenthal retired from the museum’s top position Jan. 4 […]

  • AASLH is pleased to announce our newest publications from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Our books cover a wide range of topics, from interpretation to marketing to evaluation at historic sites and beyond. AASLH members always save 20% on these and other Rowman & Littlefield titles. Interpreting Immigration at Museums and Historic Sites draws from the collective learning […]

  • Meet a Member is a biweekly blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. Each month we feature one individual and one organization.   Historic Madison, Inc. (HMI): Member of AASLH since 1983 Tell us about HMI. Historic Madison, Inc. is a […]

  • (January 4, 2016) The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Lacy Schutz as its new Executive Director. She will assume her appointment on February 1, 2016. As Executive Director, Ms. Schutz will build upon recent Museum successes including three major exhibitions, culminating at the European Art […]

  • AASLH is pleased to welcome all the individuals and institutions who became members in December. We are so glad you chose to make AASLH your home for history.   New Individual Members Tamara Barnes, Director of Audience Outreach, Tibbits Opera House Rebecca Clower, Registrar/ Curatorial Manager, The First Church of Christ, Scientist Jennifer Cohen, Seattle, […]

  • Meet a Member: Hope Shannon

    December 28, 2015

    Meet a Member is a biweekly blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. Each month we feature one individual and one organization.    Hope J. Shannon: Member of AASLH Since July 2015   Alma maters: M.A. in History from Simmons […]

  • We would like to congratulate the each of the 46 AASLH members who were awarded an NEH grant earlier this week.   The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced $21.8 million in grants for 295 humanities projects, including new grants to digitize historical materials held by individuals, give a second life to important out-of-print humanities […]

  • The Luddy/Taylor Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum, operated by the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society, was the subject of a glowing report in the local news yesterday. Since 1987, the Society has helped to “preserve historical evidence of the cigar tobacco agriculture, educate the present and future generations, operate a museum and serve as the museum’s governing body.” The Museum features […]

  • We are excited to launch a new biweekly blog series called “Meet a Member.” AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. We will feature one organization and one individual each month.   Sewall-Belmont House & Museum Member of AASLH since 2007   The Sewall-Belmont House […]

  • The Floyd County Historical Society (AASLH member since 2009) has been awarded a grant by the Larry Woodrow Vest Fund of Foundation For Roanoke Valley to support its elementary education program for 6th graders from the Check, Floyd, Willis, and Indian Valley Elementary Schools. Details were given in an article published this week in The Roanoke Times:  […]

  • Meet a Member: Jackie Peterson

    December 04, 2015

    We are excited to launch a new biweekly blog series called “Meet a Member.” AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. We will feature one organization and one individual each month.    Jackie Peterson: Member of AASLH since October 2015   Alma maters: Georgetown University (BA […]

  • AASLH is pleased to welcome all the individuals and institutions who became members in November. We are so glad you chose to make AASLH your home for history.   New Individual Members Paul Carr, Riverhead, NY Kevin Coffee, Kevin Coffee Research & Planning, Chicago, IL Damon Freeman, Columbia, MD William Harris, New York, NY Rachel […]

  • 2015 marks AASLH’s 75th Anniversary Year. For the occasion, AASLH has created a blog series for members to share their unique history and memories. Contributions were based around AASLH’s founding year, 1940, but members also shared other wonderful moments in local history. The celebration is not just about AASLH’s history, but about the collective history of […]

  • We are excited to launch a new biweekly blog series called “Meet a Member.” AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. We will feature one organization and one individual each month.   The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) Member of AASLH since 2010 […]

  • Meet a Member: Gil Gott

    November 18, 2015

    We are excited to launch this new biweekly blog series called “Meet a Member.” AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for state and local history, and we want to show them off. We’ll feature one organization and one individual each month.   Gilbert V. “Gil” Gott: AASLH Member of AASLH since 2000 Gil is the […]

  • The Columbus Museum has been an AASLH member since 1979. The Columbus Museum (Columbus, GA) Calendar of Events November- December 2016 NOTE: Additional events may be added. For the most updated information on events and programs offered at the Columbus Museum, and for online pre-registration (optional or required for some programs) visit the Museum’s website: […]

  • AASLH Member Since 1995 The Greeneville-Greene County History Museum was featured in an article in local paper The Greeneville Sun. The article, titled “History Museum Takes ‘StEPs’ For Growth,” highlighted the East Tennessee museum’s successful completion of the first StEPs section, “Mission, Vision, and Governance.”  The Greeneville-Greene County History Museum has been awarded a certificate for completing the […]