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 standards. StEPs certificates mark an institution’s progress towards enhancing standards and management of their resources.
Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Dennison, OH: Interpretation Gold; Audience Bronze, Silver, and Gold; Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes Bronze, Silver, and Gold
Montgomery County Historical Society, Mt. Sterling, KY: Interpretation Bronze and Audience Bronze
Newnan Coweta Historical Society, Newnan, GA: Audience Gold
Smith-Harris House, Niantic, CT: Interpretation Bronze
Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens, OH: Interpretation Gold
Wanda Gag House Association, New Ulm, MN: Interpretation Silver