Archive for the ‘Small Museums’ 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 […]

  • When Alma Byrd won an Arkansas state basketball title in 1939, she had never played on a wood court before. Byrd grew up in a rural area about eighty miles northwest of what was then called Arkansas AM&N, the host of many black basketball state tournaments in the era. “We didn’t know anything about how […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Last month, I attended my first AASLH workshop, “Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions.” My attendance was made possible by receiving AASLH’s diversity workshop scholarship. The two-day workshop was held at historic Locust Grove, in my city of Louisville, Kentucky.  The instructors, Alexandra Rasic of the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum 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, […]

  • 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 […]