POSTS FROM ‘Broadside’

  • AASLH is proud to announce the winners of the 73rd annual Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. This year, AASLH is proud to confer forty-three national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. “The Leadership in History Awards recognize excellence in […]

  • When Alma Byrd won an Arkansas state basketball title in 1939, she had never played on a wood court before. Byrd grew up in a rural area about eighty miles northwest of what was then called Arkansas AM&N, the host of many black basketball state tournaments in the era. “We didn’t know anything about how […]

  • My parents are in their seventies, and they still live in the same house they moved into the year before I was born. As the only members of each family to remain in Baltimore, where there are generations of history, they have a house full to the brim of furniture and other things inherited from […]

  • We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates last month! The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against nationally recognized […]

  • We are proud to announce the slate of candidates for four open spots on the AASLH Council, three Council officers, and two spots on our Leadership Nominating Committee.  The Council sets policy and provides leadership for the Association, is responsible for strategic planning, and represents AASLH members and the field at large. The Leadership Nominating Committee works with […]

  • Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 through Labor Day, September […]

  • The 2018 Kansas City Host Committee is pleased to offer fellowships to increase diverse participation at the AASLH Annual Meeting thanks to a generous $20,000 grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation. The scholarship is open to full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff from institutions in the region comprising Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and […]

  • One of the many pleasures of a recent visit to the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, was an encounter with a credit panel listing the scholar-advisors who consulted on the museum’s core exhibition. But the importance of credit panels transcends mere ego satisfaction on the part of those who receive recognition. Credit panels […]

  • Full disclosure: I’m no sports fan. Not even close. But last year I discovered something that made sports not only tolerable but enjoyable to watch when I discovered vintage baseball. To those who haven’t heard of it, vintage baseball is living history/reenactment for a sport. In our state, vintage base ball (two words as in […]

  • We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates last month! The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against nationally recognized […]