Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

  • AASLH is proud to announce the winners of the 73rd annual Leadership in History Awards, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. This year, AASLH is proud to confer forty-three national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. “The Leadership in History Awards recognize excellence in […]

  • Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 through Labor Day, September […]

  • One of the many pleasures of a recent visit to the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, was an encounter with a credit panel listing the scholar-advisors who consulted on the museum’s core exhibition. But the importance of credit panels transcends mere ego satisfaction on the part of those who receive recognition. Credit panels […]

  • We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates last month! The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against nationally recognized […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • This project is the recipient of a 2017 History in Progress Award. June 12, 2016 saw the massacre of forty-nine individuals at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, with fifty-eight others injured and hundreds more afflicted with mental trauma. On June 13, staff of the Orange County Regional History Center presented a plan to collect items […]