Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS)

STEPS rewards your organization with certificates each time it reports back to AASLH that it has achieved all of the Basic (Bronze), Good (Silver) or Better (Gold) performance indicators in one of the six workbook sections.
Earning certificates can bring your organization local and statewide recognition plus valuable support material for funding requests and grant applications. And, they motivate your organization to continue in the program until it has earned all eighteen program certificates.
The following is a list of all organizations that have earned certificates in STEPS. Organizations in bold have graduated with Gold in all applicable categories.
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B= Bronze (Basic)
S= Silver (Good)
G= Gold (Better)

Please note this page is currently under construction. If you see incorrect or missing entries for your organization, please email the Professional Development Team, at [email protected].

Institution State  MVG     AUD      INT     COLL    HSL   MGT
Addison Historical Museum IL B B
African American Cultural & Heritage Museum of Washtenaw Co MI B B
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum FL B G S B
Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center SD G G G
Alderwood Manor Heritage Association WA G
Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation UT B B S B B B, S
Amelia Island Museum of History FL S S
American Clock & Watch Museum CT B B
Amherst Historical Museum MA S B S
Andrew Low House GA B B B B B B
Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum OH  G  G B, S B B
Archaeological Repository of Colorado State University CO S
Aspen Historical Society CO B B B B
Avery-Copp House CT S S S
Avery Memorial Association CT S S B S S S
Bainbridge Island Historical Society WA S G S S
Baker Heritage Museum OR B B
Basque Museum & Cultural Center ID B B B
Bay-Lakes Council Scout Museum, BSA WI G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G
Bayshore Center at Bivalve NJ B B B B
Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum MO B
Bent County Historical Society CO B
Berman Museum AL B,S B B B,S B, S
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan MI S
Bishop Baraga Association MI G G
Black Diamond Historical Society WA G G G G
Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc. WA B B B
Blue Slope Country Museum, Inc. CT S B B B B B
Bosque Museum TX B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G
Boulder City Hoover Dam Museum NV B,S,G B,S B,S B,S B,S B, S
Boulder County Parks and Open Space CO B S B
Brigham City Museum of Art & History UT B B B B B
Brighton City Museum CO B
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum CO S S B S S
Buffalo Gap Historical Village TX B
The Burlesque Hall of Fame NV S S B
Butler County Historical Society OH B, S B B B B B
Canton Historical Society CT B
Cache Pioneer Museum UT B B B, S B, S B, S B
Cass County Historical Society NE B B
Center for the History of Family Medicine KS G G G G  x G
Chagrin Falls Historical Society OH B B
Cheboygan County History Center MI B
Cheshire Historical Society CT B B, S B
City of Brighton CO B B,S B,S B,S B
City of Greeley Museums CO S
City of Miami Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum FL B B B
The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum OH B, S B, S, G B, S, G B, S B,S B, S
Cleveland Grays Armory Museum OH B, S B, S
Codington County Heritage Museum SD B B B
Codington County Historical Society SD B S S
Colchester Historical Society CT B S B  B B
Company of Fifers & Drummers CT B B B B B B
Connecticut Valley Tobacco Historical Society, Inc. CT B B B
Cookeville History Museum TN S B B B
Cornwall Historical Society CT G S S S
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation SD B B B B B
Danbury Railway Museum CT G
Darnall’s Chance House Museum MD G B
Daviess County Public Library Kentucky Room KY B
Deep River Historical Society CT S S B S S S
Delaware County Historical Society OH S B
Delhi Historical Society OH B
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum OH G B, S, G G B, S, G B, S, G G
Des Moines Historical Society WA B
Dickinson County Historical Society KS B B B B B B
Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs (Delaware) DE G G G G G G
Douglas County History Repository CO S S G S
Douglas County Libraries Archives & Local History CO B,S,G B,S,G B, G B,S,G B
Dudley Farm Museum CT B S B B B B
DuPage County Historical Museum IL B, S
Eastside Heritage Center WA G G G S G
Edina Historical Society MN B
Effingham County Cultural Center and Museum Association IL B B B B B
Elgin History Museum IL S S S S S
Essex Historical Society CT B B B B B B
Evansville African American Museum IN G S G S B S
Fairfield County Heritage Association OH B B
Fall City Historical Society WA S
Farmers Branch Historical Park TX S, G S G S B
Farmington Historical Society CT B  B B B B B
Finland MN Historical Society MN B
Firefighters Hall & Museum MN B B B B
Fond du Lac County Historical Society WI B B
Forest Home Farms Historic Park CA B
Fort Douglas Military Museum UT B B B B B B
Fort Nisqually Living History Museum WA B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G
Fort Worth Aviation Museum TX B, G  S  B, G  B
Frances Willard House Museum IL S
Friends of Cassidy Park Museums LA B
Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead PA B B
Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House OH B,S
Geary County Historical Society and Museums KS B B
General Lew Wallace Study and Museum IN B B
Geneva History Museum IL B S G B B
Geneva Lake Museum WI S G G S
Gen. John A. Logan Museum IL B B
Granite Falls Historical Society WA B
Grassmere Historic Farm, Nashville Zoo TN B B
Greater Kent Historical Society WA B B B
Greeneville-Greene County History Museum TN B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G
Groton Public Library CT B S  B  B  B  B
Guilford Keeping Society CT B S B B  B
Haddam Historical Society CT S B B S S
Hampton Historical Society Tuck Museum NH G G G
Hanford Mills Museum NY  B  B
Harbor History Museum WA B  B B B B B
Harwinton Historical Society CT S S S S S S
Hassan Area Historical Society MN S
Havana History and Heritage Society FL B,S B,S B,S B B B,S
HEARTS Veterans Museum TX  B B B  B
Historic House Director, Louisiana Landmarks Society LA B B
Historical Society of Cheboygan MI S
The Historical Cherryvale Museum, Inc. KS B B B
History Center of Cheboygan County MI B
Historic Cold Spring Village NJ B B B B B B
Historic Mansker’s Station TN B
Historic Mesquite, Inc. TX G S G G G G
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County MN S S S G G G
Historical Preservation Society of Upper Township NJ B B
Historical Society of Palm Desert CA S
Historic Rock Castle TN B B
Howard County Historical Society IN B, S B B
Hoyt Sherman Place IA B, S, G
Humphrey History Park and Museum CO G
Hyrum City Museum UT B, S, G B B, S B B B
InfoAge Science History Center NJ  B  B  B
Institute for American Indian Studies CT G G G
Jack Jouett House Historic Site KY B, S, G B, S, G B, S, G
Jackson County Historical Society MO B B B B B B
Jekyll Island Museum GA B B B B B
Johnston Historical Society IA B, S,G S,G B, S,G B, S B, S, G B, S
Kent Historical Society CT B B B B
Kent-Delord House Museum NY B B S G B
Lacey Historical Society NJ S, G S, G S B, G
Lafayette Miners Museum CO B B
Lanesboro Historical Preservation Association MN B
Lebanon Historical Society CT G S S G
Leonis Adobe Museum CA B B
Liberty Bell Museum PA B S
Lillian E. Jones Museum OH S B, S S
Long Beach Island Historical Association NJ B
Lorain Historical Society OH B,G B,S,G B,S B B B
Luzerne County Historical Society PA B, S B B B, S B, S
Madison Historical Society CT B G B
Manitowoc County Historical Society WI B, G S, G  G S, G B, G B, G
Maple Valley Historical Society WA B B S
Maplewood Area Historical Society MN  S  B  B  B  S B
Marlboro County Historical Museum SC  B  B B B
Maxine and Jesse Whitney Museum/PWSCC AK S B
McHenry County Historical Society and Museum IL B B B
McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center PA B
McLeod County Historical Society MN B G B B
McMinn County Living Heritage Museum TN B B B
Milan Historical Museum OH G G G
Military Historical Society of Minnesota, Inc. MN  B
Montclair Historical Society NJ S S
Montgomery County Historical Society KY B B B B B B
Murray City Museum UT B B B B B
Nahant Historical Society MA B B B
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center OH S
National Cambridge Collectors, Inc. OH G G
National Frontier Trails Museum MO B  B
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution KY  B
Naugatuck Historical Society CT B, S S B, S, G B, S, G
Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, Inc. NJ B, S, G S, G S, G B, S, G S, G S, G
New Britain Industrial Museum CT B
New London Public Museum WI G S S S B S
Newnan Coweta Historical Society GA G S S
Norwalk Historical Society CT B B S G B
Oaklands Mansion TN B B B
Oberlin Heritage Center OH G S B B
Ocean County Historical Society NJ G G G G G G
O’Fallon Historical Society MO B
Ogden Union Station Museum VT B B B B B B
Old Saybrook Historical Society CT B G B B
Old Woodbury Historical Society CT B B B B
Park County Heritage CO G
PBY Memorial Foundation WA B B B
Peace Resource Center at Wilmington College OH B
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum FL G S G
Pierce County Historical Association WI B
Pioneer Bluffs Foundation KS B B B B B B
Pioneer Museum Fredericksburg TX B B  B
Plainfield Public Library — Local History Department NJ G G G
Planes of Fame Air Museum CA B
Prince William County Historic Preservation Division VA G G B S S G
Prospect House Museum MN S B
Quaker Heritage Center OH  B  B
Redmond Historical Society WA B, S B, S  B  B, S
Resurrection Bay Historical Society AK B B S
The Richland County Historical Society OH  B
Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History MT  B  B
Roebling Museum NJ B B S B B
Rowan Museum, Inc. NC G G G G G G
Roxborough State Park CO S
The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum WV S G
Saint Charles County Historical Society MO B B, S B B B B
The Salisbury Association CT B B
Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation TN S B B B
Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum MI B
San Jacinto Museum of History TX B
Schroeder Area Historical Society MN  B B B  B  B
Sharon Historical Society CT B B
Shasta Historical Society CA B B B B B B
Shelton Historical Society, Inc CT B B B  S  S  B
Sherman Historical Society & Museum CT S S S
Smith-Harris House CT B  B B  B
Society of the Founders of Norwich CT  B B S S B B
Southbury Historical Society CT G S S B S
Southeast Ohio History Center OH B, S, G G G
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society OH B B B
State Forest State Park CO B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G B,S,G
Stanton-Davis Homestead Museum CT B
Steele County Historical Society MN G G S S G
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms NJ  B  S  S  B  B  B
Stonington Historical Society CT  S S  S  S  S  S
Sutliff Museum OH B  B B
Sycamore History Museum IL  S
Tampa Bay History Center FL G G G G  x G
Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TX S B B B  B
Tennessee Agricultural Museum TN  B  S  S  S
Texas Cotton Gin Museums TX B B
Torrington Historical Society CT B S B
Totoket Historical Society CT B B B B B
Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum TN B S
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum NJ S G S S S  S
Union County Historical Society PA B, S, G B, S B B B, S
Uintah County Regional History Center UT B, S B B, S B, S
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association WA B B B
Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection FL B S B S G G
Verde Valley Archaeology Center AZ B
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum CO B B B B,S B B
Village of Addison IL B B B B B B
Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey NJ B B
Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust CT B B S, G B, S, G B
Wanda Gag House Association MN S S S B S S
Warren Historical Society CT B B S B
Warrenville Historical Society IL B B
Washington County Historical Society WI B B S B
Westport Historical Society CT B B B
White County Historical Society IL G G G G G G
Whitesbog Preservation Trust NJ G
Wilson Heritage Museum KS B
Windham Textile and History Museum CT S S S S B B
Wintonbury Historical Society, Inc. CT S S B B B B
Wolf Creek Heritage Museum TX B
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology IL B,S B,S B,S B,S x B,S
Wood Memorial Library and Museum CT B S S
Wray Museum CO S