Archive for the ‘Education and Interpretation’ Category

  • As we prepare for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, the Educators and Interpreters Affinity Group Committee is trying an experiment. We’re giving presenters who are chairing sessions with education and interpretation themes a chance to give readers a little more information about them – a teaser, if you will. We’ll share two to three sessions each week. We […]

  • As we prepare for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, the Educators and Interpreters Affinity Group Committee is trying an experiment. We’re giving presenters who are chairing sessions with education and interpretation themes a chance to give readers a little more information about them – a teaser, if you will. We’ll share two to three sessions each week. We […]

  • As we prepare for the 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin, the Educators and Interpreters Affinity Group Committee is trying an experiment. We’re giving presenters who are chairing sessions with education and interpretation themes a chance to give readers a little more information about them – a teaser, if you will. We’ll share two to three […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • If your organization is looking for creative ways to engage your audience, here are four Leadership in History Awards winning projects with some unique approaches: Twitter Reenactment Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area commemorated the sesquicentennial of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, Kansas, through a reenactment on Twitter. The raid took place between pro-slavery Bushwhackers and abolitionist-leaning Jayhawkers […]

  • Want to explore the intersection between the natural sciences and history at your organization? Here are three takeaways from AASLH Leadership in History Awards award-winning projects on how to tell captivating stories of environmental history: 1. Leverage Local Interests Environmental history can cover extraordinarily long spans of times. One side effect is that sometimes it feel […]

  • As a former classroom teacher and a current front-line interpreter with the National Park Service, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with and educating literally tens of thousands of k-12 students. I didn’t anticipate this turn of events when I first dreamed of being an educator. Early in my training I decided that I wanted […]

  • Over the weekend, I was having a conversation with my husband, who works for a regional financial institution. He told me that his company recently hired a Chief Storyteller. Their job is to travel throughout their region to gather stories from fellow employees and clients about how they used the bank to achieve financial confidence. […]