Archive for the ‘Conservation’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • Dodge vs. Ford: The Ways They Lived and Worked is a tour option at the 2016 AASLH/MMA Conference in Detroit on Saturday, September 17 from 8:30-1:00 pm. Tickets are $35. Guests will have the option to be transported to the Unconference at The Henry Ford/Greenfield Village after the tour. On June 16, 1903, Ford Motor Company […]

  • Greetings from the AASLH’s archives! Today I want to pose a few questions inspired by one intriguing archival finding. These questions surround the fact that when we, as museum professionals, consider the effects of catastrophic events upon our institutions, we find our minds predictably drifting toward preserving the safety of our collections and facilities – […]

  • As a women’s historian, I have always subscribed to the belief that women’s histories, stories, and contributions are everywhere; we just need to look for them. Imagine my surprise when I recently discovered that I was not only living close to the historic home of a significant woman, but that said home was slated to […]

  • In the spring of 2014, I responded to a call for book proposals for the AASLH series at Rowman & Littlefield. I’d worked for three years at the Quilt Index, an online archive of—you guessed it—quilts, and since receiving my Ph.D. in 2011, I’ve taught courses in digital museum studies at a couple different universities, […]