Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

  • Interpreting the history of marginalized peoples and addressing controversial topics can be intimidating. To help you prepare for the challenge, here are seven AASLH Leadership in History Award-winning projects to inform and educate your work. Telfair Museum: Slavery and Freedom in Savannah The first and possibly most important step in addressing controversial histories is to talk about […]

  • This article was originally posted on Museums + Social Media. It is reposted here with the author’s permission. As I write this, I’m enjoying an amazing conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I’m representing AASLH at the National Council on Public History (NCPH) Annual Meeting. Last night, I had the opportunity to attend and explore the museum […]

  • Every year, AASLH receives around 100 nominations for our Leadership in History Awards, which recognize organizations doing “Good History.” Our Awards committee spends a week poring over the details of these program and exhibits, reading about what made them stand out. At the end, we have a list of exceptional projects and a lot of important takeaways for […]

  • Interpretation has come a long way. In the past few decades, interpretive exhibits and programs have finally shifted to become more sensitive to minority peoples, groups, and cultures. But is it enough? Have interpretive sites fully realized a vision of equality, tolerance, and full inclusion? Or are we still just scratching the surface? Too often, […]

  • Six sessions recorded as part of our Online Conference for the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting in Detroit are now available for purchase ($15 AASLH Members/ $30 Nonmembers). Visit our Online Store to find these and other recorded webinars. Small Museums, Big Impact! Change Agents Being small doesn’t mean thinking small. Examine the successful reinvention of three small […]

  • Every year, AASLH receives over 100 nominations for our Leadership in History Awards, which recognize organizations doing “Good History.” Our Awards committee spends a week poring over the details of these program and exhibits, reading about what made them stand out. At the end, we have a list of exceptional projects and a lot of important takeaways […]

  • In honor of Dallas Heritage Village’s 50th anniversary, a new exhibit in their signature home, Millermore, shows visitors how historic house exhibits are created. My younger self was belly down on the antique rug, stretching to extend the vacuum hose under a bed and eradicate an extensive spider colony. Fifteen years ago my belly was […]

  • This article was orginally published in the Autumn 2016 issue of History News, the official magazine of AASLH. If you would like to get the magazine delivered quarterly, become a member of AASLH. Members can read the 12 most recent issues of History News on our Members Only page and see older issues on JSTOR.  What happens when you add “Existing […]

  • The Missouri History Museum welcomed a record 517,337 visitors in 2016. This is the most visitors the Museum has received since the 1930s when Charles Lindbergh’s trophies were on display during the height of his popularity. 2016 also marks the third consecutive year that the Museum has surpassed 400,000 visitors, another first since the 1930s. […]

  • It all began with a small ski slope on Long Island. Yes, there was some skiing on Long Island, New York and in particular there was the once beloved but now forgotten Oyster Bay Ski Center. My interest in the history of the Ski Center began when I was sorting through some objects in the […]