POSTS FROM ‘Broadside’

  • The Woodlands Cemetery is a 54-acre National Historic Landmark in the University City neighborhood in Philadelphia. Formerly the estate of 18th-century botanist and plant collector William Hamilton, The Woodlands was purchased in 1840 when the mansion and picturesque grounds were repurposed as a rural cemetery [1]. Today, the space serves as a community hub and popular green space […]

  • The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that historian, author, curator, and educator Lonnie G. Bunch, III will be presented with the AASLH Award of Distinction on September 8 at the association’s Annual Meeting in Austin, TX. Lonnie G. Bunch, III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of […]

  • Are you a runner? Do you like to run with friends? Do you like to see beautiful places in cities where you travel? Then, sign up for the annual AASLH 5K which will be held in Austin on Friday, September 8 from 6:30 am-8:30 am. 5K at Lady Bird Lake 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. […]

  • AASLH has been giving a lot of attention recently to how we as interpreters use language. “We live by stories,” wrote Nobel winner Elie Wiesel. And so do history organizations and the communities we serve. As AASLH puts it, “Stories explain how things are, why they are, and their role and purpose.” But what makes […]

  • The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington has announced the appointment of Kara Blond as the Society’s new Executive Director, effective September 2017. Blond is currently Director of Exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. She will lead the Society’s day-to-day operations and the planning, design, construction, and programming of the Lillian […]

  • Dear AASLH Community, We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting and hope you have already registered to join us in Austin this year. We have a wonderful program pulled together and hundreds of your colleagues will be there. The Texas State Legislature has called a special session this summer. Depending on the […]

  • Four times a year, History News magazine brings you the latest discussions, developments, and innovations in the field of state and local history. That mission includes reviewing books on theoretical and practical topics that our members and readers are talking about and using in their daily work. AASLH is building our pool of book reviewers for […]

  • Women Artists at the National Gallery The National Gallery of Art’s collection focuses largely on European and American art made from the early Renaissance through today. The collection is housed in two buildings: John Russell Pope’s neoclassical West Building opened in 1941 to showcase paintings and sculptures dating from the fourteenth through the early twentieth […]

  • The Chrysler Village History Project was a public historian’s dream. It emerged as a perfect storm of enthusiastic neighborhood residents and a cohort of passionate public historians who donated their time and resources to leveraging the newly-revealed history of the area for the benefit of the contemporary community. Last August, the three-year project culminated with […]

  • Digital technology is vast, constantly changing, and increasingly necessary to understand and utilize if your site wants to stay relevant. Here are four ideas from Leadership in History Awards winning projects on some ways to leverage technology to support your mission and engage diverse audiences. Create an Immersive Experience The more senses people engage in […]