Archive for the ‘Emerging Professionals’ Category

  • The 2018 Kansas City Host Committee is pleased to offer fellowships to increase diverse participation at the AASLH Annual Meeting thanks to a generous $20,000 grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation. The scholarship is open to full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff from institutions in the region comprising Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, and […]

  • Our spring intern is wrapping up her time with us at AASLH! Anne Rappaport has been working on continuing education projects in our office for the past few months while completing her graduate program and sharing her valuable perspective as a folklorist. Originally from Long Island, Anne has a B.A. in history and museum studies […]

  • Museums Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. in February was an extremely eye-opening experience in the field I plan to dedicate my life to.  I was new to the American Alliance of Museums, having only joined a couple weeks before registering for MAD. I went as a student advocate and an emerging museum professional representing Northern […]

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access has offered Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions since 2000. These grants help smaller and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Small Museums Scholarships 2018 AASLH Annual Meeting and Online Conference Kansas City, MO – September 26-29 DEADLINE: June 8 The American Association for State and Local History will hold its Annual Meeting and Online Conference in Kansas City, MO from September 26-29, 2018. This year’s theme is Truth or Consequences. Museums and history sites have been ranked among […]

  • It all started with a tweet posted by a devoted fan back on November 9, 2017. Inspired by a line in a song from Taylor Swift’s new album, the fan rhetorically challenged social media users to “Name a b*tch badder than Taylor Swift.” What happened next was a virtual crash course in women’s history, with […]

  • Are you a volunteer working in a small local museum?  Are you a recent graduate whose degree did not fully prepare you for day-to-day work in a small cultural heritage institution? Or are you a long-term employee looking for a refresher on the foundational skills of your field? Small Museum Pro! is a professional certificate […]

  • If you work at a small museum, you know that many organizations rely heavily on volunteers. These gracious people may help install exhibits or come in early for programs to set up chairs. Whatever they do for the organization, we all know that we are lucky to have their help! But one group has stood […]