POSTS FROM ‘Broadside’

  • Sometimes a bit of thread and yarn can offer a temporary fix when it comes to mending together a solution. The problem for which a solution is needed? Historical erasure. Enter “craftivism,”a contemporary word for a practice that has been around for probably as long as humans have been making things. Writer Betsy Greer is credited […]

  • Like many attendees of the AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin this year, I found it difficult to engage in conversations about history while our current events were so troubling. It’s ironic that as the nation debated transferring Confederate monuments to museum collections, museum professionals gathered and discussed what that would look like, and how we as history […]

  • The Editorial Board for AASLH’s book series with Rowman & Littlefield Press is actively seeking new book proposals. If you’re a good writer and have something to share with your professional colleagues, we’d like to hear from you! What does writing a book for our series entail? Most of our books are around 75,000 words (250 double-spaced pages). […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 900 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting […]

  • Thanks to the Small Museums Scholarship program, I was able to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting last month in Austin, Texas. One of our 2017 goals at the Stevens County Historical Society has been to increase our community outreach and engagement, so it was exciting to participate in an entire conference dedicated to the same goal. And while […]

  • Conferences offer a break from the daily norm of our jobs and a chance to learn something new and meet other practitioners. It is a time to reset, recharge, and reinvigorate our passion for the work we do. Reviewing the line-up for #AASLH17: I AM History, I was initially drawn to the session topics and the Tejano tour, […]

  • Thanks to financial support from the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity fund, I was able to attend the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. As a new member and first-time attendee, I came in as a curious outsider: I’m currently an archivist by training and trade. As such, I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d […]

  • September 6-9, the week of the AASLH Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, was a heavy one.  Being inundated with images of natural disasters and of hate, speaking about museums and public history work appeared frivolous in the beginning. However, the conference was the correct antidote, at least for me personally. I was one of the […]

  • AASLH is proud to announce the first participants to complete the Small Museum Pro! certificate program. In 2017, AASLH has been able to offer all five Small Museum Pro! courses for the first time since the launch of the first class in 2014. Each online course (Collections Management, Caring for Museum Collections, Leadership and Administration […]

  • As a winner of one of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarships for Diversity, I felt extremely honored and excited to attend my first AASLH Annual Meeting. I have been to other museum conferences before, but attending the 2017 AASLH Annual Meeting was unlike anything I have experienced. Everyone was warm and friendly from the start to […]