Archive for the ‘Small Museums’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the nearly 1,000 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates in the 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 […]

  • A fellow archivist disclosed that the most rational approach to archiving is to never treat it like a single-headed beast. You will never cut off the head in one swift motion, but you can take calculated jabs. Establishing an archive is overwhelming and in my two years with the Sazerac Company Archive (SCA), it has […]

  • As history professionals, getting publicity for our sites and programs is a constant challenge. Social media offers the potential to reach new audiences by leveraging our current network of supporters. But how else might we expand our outreach efforts? While mobile devices suffer from a number of limitations, these little machines offer some incredible possibilities, […]

  • 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 […]