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AASLH Annual Meeting 2015: Small Museum Friendly Sessions

by Maggie Marconi and Janice Klein on

Looking for sessions that address your small museum’s concerns?  Look no further!  The AASLH Small Museums Committee has compiled this list for you.  Be sure to check out these sessions and more during your time at the Annual Meeting.  We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

Thursday, September 17

8:30-9:45
*Small Fish, Big Pond: How to Effectively Advocate in Your Community
1:30-2:45
*Kids Count, Too!  Writing History Through Community Collaboration
*Rules of Engagement: Connect to Your Community with IMLS Funding
*Them’s Fighting Words!  New Approaches in Military History
4:00-5:15
*Curating and Interpreting America’s Recent Military Conflicts
*We Can Do It!  Uncovering Women’s History Together

Friday, September 18

8:30-9:45
*From a Whisper to Shout: Finding Ways to Share Women’s History Through Innovative Collaboration
*New Partners and New Opportunities
*Old Houses, New Diverse Stories
*An Untapped Resource: How to Locate and Use Legal Cases
*Visitors Talk Back: What Audiences Tell Museums
2:15-3:30
*Crazy, Sexy, Trendy: Technology and Your Organization
*From Boomers to Millenials: Strengthening our Workforce Through Generational Diversity
*Interpreting Religion at Historic Sites
*Preservation50: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act

Saturday, September 19

9:00-10:15
*Making the Common Core Connection: History Organizations and the School Audience
*Shedding Old Names to Attract New Audiences
10:45-12:00
*Achieving the Impossible: Strategies for Completing Projects that Seem Unlikely
*Controversial Objects
*Don’t be a Runaway Bride: The Possibility of Building a Long Term Relationship with your Community
*School Bus Grants for Historic Sites and Museums

Here’s a link to the full program:  http://about.aaslh.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/07/Preliminary-Program-Louisville-AASLH-7.15.15.pdf

Don’t Forget the History Happy Hour hosted by the Small Museum’s Committee, Visitor Voices & Educators and Interpreters Committee on Wednesday, September 16, at 5:45, Bar at the BLU, Louisville Marriott Downtown!

Not going to be in Louisville this week?  A few of the small museum friendly sessions listed above are part of the online conference:

We Can Do It! Uncovering Women’s History Together will be on Thursday at 10 am Eastern

Small Fish, Big Pond: How to Effectively Advocate in Your Community will be on Thursday at 2 pm Eastern

Don’t be a Run Away Bride: The Possibility of Building a Long Term Relationship with your Community will be on Thursday at 3:30 pm Eastern

All online sessions will be available to members after the conference.  To register for the online conference, click this link: http://about.aaslh.org/am-online-conference/

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