Archive for the ‘Funding’ 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 […]

  • Are you working on a project that might be eligible for support through a Common Heritage grant? NEH’s “Common Heritage” program supports community digitization and outreach events to increase public awareness and stewardship of heritage collections held by the public.  America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Twenty years ago, we learned from Rosenzweig and Thelen’s The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life that history museums were the most trusted source of history, outperforming history professors, history teachers, and even history books. Despite its methodological richness, what most of us recall from The Presence of the Past is that […]

  • In December, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $12.8 million in grants for 253 humanities projects and programs. “The humanities offer us a path toward understanding ourselves, our neighbors, our nation,” said NEH Acting Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “These new NEH grants exemplify the agency’s commitment to serving American communities through […]

  • October 23, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AASLH Announces Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund Grantees Twenty-six recipients in Texas, Georgia, and Florida receive funds NASHVILLE, TN—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announces the twenty-six recipients of Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund mini-grants to aid organizations in disaster recovery from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This fund, […]

  • Program The Hurricane Cultural Relief Fund was developed to offer cultural organizations impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma a gap fund to allow them to purchase needed supplies for disaster recovery. Mini-grants are available up to $800. Requirements Eligibility is based on the institution’s need. Applicants do not need to be members of AASLH, the […]

  • In late July, news broke in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and National Public Radio about the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, deciding to deaccession forty works of art, thrusting the topic of museum collection policies, funding, and  public trust once again into the national spotlight. The Berkshire Museum issued a press release on July […]