Archive for the ‘Conservation’ Category

  • The Problem:  Cultural institutions often lack the ability to develop comprehensive emergency preparedness and response measures, which has put many of the country’s most prized artifacts in danger of being lost or destroyed in disasters. Heritage Preservation’s Heritage Health Index (HHI) highlighted this issue in a survey taken by over 30,000 institutions across America. The […]

  • October 23, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AASLH Announces Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund Grantees Twenty-six recipients in Texas, Georgia, and Florida receive funds NASHVILLE, TN—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announces the twenty-six recipients of Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund mini-grants to aid organizations in disaster recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This fund, […]

  • As Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath continue to unfold on the Gulf Coast of Texas, AASLH staff, Council, and members are preparing to travel to the Lone Star State for #AASLH17 in Austin on September 6-9. The location of the 2017 Annual Meeting allows us an opportunity to give back to our host state and […]

  • Resources for Disaster Relief

    August 29th, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas over the last week and reminded all of us who work and volunteer in history organizations that disaster preparedness is critical. Finding help when you are in recovery mode is equally critical. AASLH has collected resources from various organizations for institutions and individuals recovering from hurricanes, flooding, […]

  • From prairie churches to urban cathedrals and synagogues, historic sacred places are often the oldest, and most beautiful, buildings within our communities. It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 historic congregations across America and they play a vital role in shaping the character of communities, both as places of worship and as community […]

  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan included in his fiscal year 2018 budget over $979,000 to support grant funding for historic preservation projects statewide. These funds, available to local governments and non-profit organizations, will assist in the identification and rehabilitation of historic landmarks and archaeological sites throughout Maryland. The Capital Historic Preservation Grant Program has not been […]

  • AASLH is reaching out to our constituents in the recent flood affected areas in Louisiana. As a member of the Heritage Emergency National Taskforce, AASLH contacted 171 constituents about damages to Louisiana heritage institutions. The Taskforce has provided the resource list below to be distributed to those in need: A news release from the Foundation […]

  • When I read Michele M. Celani’s blog post about the effectiveness of historical markers in the classroom I thought “oh I know a bunch of amazing teachers the Inkwell readers would love!” Paul LaRue was kind enough to submit the entry below. Paul is a retired social studies teacher from rural southern Ohio. During his […]

  • Here is a collection of all AASLH resources on preserving and interpreting historic cemeteries. For more resources on a wide range of subjects, visit our Resource Bank. Books: Cemetery Tours and Programming: A Guide by Rachel Wolgemuth A Graveyard Preservation Primer, 2nd Edition by Lynette Stangstad (2013) Technical Leaflets: Technical Leaflet Bundle: Cemetery Preservation Help TL #243 […]

  • The GRAMMY Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2017 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, and research […]