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  • As a history student at Morgan State University, Cynthia Neverdon participated in non-violent direct actions, primarily pushing for integrated public spaces. One July night in 1963, she was jailed for leading a number of other college students in a demonstration to integrate the white only Northwood movie theater on Hillen Road in West Baltimore. A […]

  • A record number of museum people hit Capitol Hill offices last week for Museums Advocacy Day. I participated alongside several AASLH Council members and our Chief of Operations, Bethany Hawkins. In total, there were 387 people representing 48 states. It was an even more exciting and productive weekend than usual. AASLH is grateful to the American Alliance of Museums […]

  • When I read Melissa Prycer’s AASLH posts, “Baby Boom: Motherhood and Museums” and “Baby Boom II: Motherhood and Museums One Year Later,” I was inspired to write about my experience, since this is an issue that needs to be addressed. Her articles show the challenges that can arise within an organization when the staff and board are […]

  • With the ubiquity of the internet, crowdsourcing help, resources, and artifacts has been an effective way for libraries, museums, institutes, and independent projects to get assistance with some of their public history efforts. Over a few blog posts, we’ll highlight some of the interesting projects being crowdsourced via the internet. We hope these inspire you […]

  • We can’t predict the future. Yet as historians thinking critically about the relevance of history in our communities, we can strive to anticipate, or imagine, the future to some degree. Such efforts often influence our collecting, programming, and quite possibly the entire direction of our organization. A few intriguing stories about our current religious world […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 800+ organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” series highlights accomplishments by the participating organizations.  Join us each month to read how StEPs is helping these organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the 800+ organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Exciting changes are happening at the 800+ organizations taking part in AASLH’s StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” series highlights accomplishments by the participating organizations. Join us each month to read how StEPs is helping these organizations take […]

  • The guided tour… people either love them or hate them. A good guided tour can captivate an audience. A bad one can have visitors looking for the nearest exit. What most tour guides focus on is key information (dates, places, names, etc.), and while this is definitely important, few visitors leave being impressed by the […]

  • Please note the following changes in the upcoming AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting schedule. Sessions Cancelled The Wednesday workshops, Easy to Read: A Guide to Transcribing Historical Documents and Reassessing Historic Clothing Exhibits: Innovative and Practical Solutions for Costume Mounting on a Budget, have been cancelled. Sessions Added Thursday 1:30-3 pm Continuing the Community Conversation on Diversity […]

  • On Monday, October 10, 2016, the Digital POWRR Team will be conducting a FREE workshop at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA entitled From Theory to Action: A Pragmatic Approach to Digital Preservation Tools and Strategies. The Digital POWRR (Preserving digital Objects With Restricted Resources) Workshop was created as a result of an IMLS-funded study […]