Archive for the ‘Education and Interpretation’ Category

  • The fifth annual Slave Dwelling Project conference will be held at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, October 24-27. The Slave Dwelling Project’s mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies, and organizations with preserving and interpreting extant slave dwellings. Organizers seek proposals for sessions and panels that address the theme of […]

  • The AASLH Online Conference is a yearly component of our Annual Meeting where six of our most popular sessions are reworked for a virtual audience and broadcast from the conference to registered viewers across the nation. OLC sessions are exclusively available to registrants for six months after the conference and then become available for purchase […]

  • Throughout the course of my visits to museums, historic houses, and historic sites around New England, I found one specific object repeatedly piquing my curiosity more often than any other. Usually maligned and rarely celebrated, it seems that both history and fate have branded this object not only ubiquitous, but also useless and irrelevant; and […]

  • Through the AASLH Diversity Workshop Fellowship, I was fortunate to attend the two-day Exhibit Makeovers workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Charlotte Museum of History in early March.  I chose to attend this workshop because I have worked more as an interpreter and educator, and now that my job focuses more on collections management […]

  • National Poetry Month, inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, has become a worldwide celebration of the beauty and cultural value of poetry. While many celebrate by heading to poetry readings, festivals, and bookstores, there are also many museums and historic sites where you can celebrate your love for the written word and […]

  • This month the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects. “These new NEH-supported projects deepen our understanding and appreciation of the traditions, values, and historical figures who have shaped our country,” said NEH Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “These projects help preserve and tell […]

  • What do Locust Grove in Louisville, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati have in common? One, they all had connections to cholera. But more importantly, they all possess a strong desire to take a fascinating historical tidbit and demonstrate its relevancy today. Relevancy persisted as one of the […]

  • The Museum Education Roundtable is pleased and proud to announce the 2017 recipients of its inaugural Awards for Writing Excellence and Editorial Excellence for the Journal of Museum Education. All awardees are recognized for their high levels of scholarly dedication, original thought, leadership, and synthesis required to be published in the JME. Melanie Adams, a member of […]

  • I want to begin this blog by thanking AASLH for awarding me a New Professional scholarship, so that I could attend their Exhibit Makeovers workshop in Charlotte, North Carolina in March. No matter the size of our institution, my fellow museum professionals and I have a mutual responsibility to help our museums and historical societies […]

  • AASLH has partnered with the National Council on Public History (NCPH) to invite proposals for an NCPH‐sponsored Poster Session at the 2018 AASLH Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. Deadline: June 10, 2018 Submit a proposal at: http://ncph.org/aaslh-poster-proposal-form/ Questions about your poster submission?  Email NCPH Program Manager Meghan Hillman at meghillm@iupui.edu Questions about AASLH 2018? Email AASLH Program […]