Loading Events
Find Events

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

January 2017
$199 - $300

Online Course: Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

January 9 - March 6
leadership-and-admin-2016-2

Administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. This online course covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. Details: Dates: January 9-March 6, 2017 Cost: $199 AASLH Members/ $300 Nonmembers Course is Full. Please check back in late 2017 for dates on the 2018 course offering. Full Online Course Description: During the eight weeks of…

Find out more »

Applications Due for 2017 AASLH Workshop Scholarship

January 20
pm-ohio

AASLH offers four scholarships for individuals to attend one of our 2017 onsite workshops. Applications must be postmarked or received by January 20, 2017 to be considered. Email questions to: mitchell@aaslh.org.  Scholarship Types: New Professionals (2): New professionals must have worked in the field for three years or less. Diversity Fellowship (2): Diversity fellowship applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S Recipients receive registration fee reimbursement and a one year individual membership in AASLH. Recipient is…

Find out more »

#AASLHchat on Twitter: Building Better Boards

January 24 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
aaslhchat jan 24

On January 24 at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST/ 6:30 pm MST/ 7:30 pm CST), AASLH will hold a #AASLHchat on Twitter. The topic will be “Building Better Boards." This chat is being guest-hosted by the AASLH Small Museums Affinity Community, who developed the prompts. To participate in the open chat, just watch the AASLH Twitter account (@AASLH) and/or the hashtag #AASLHchat at the chat time. Specific prompts will be given at that time. Anyone is welcome to participate…

Find out more »

AASLH Town Hall with John Dichtl and Bethany Hawkins

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
town-hall-facebook-live

Join us on Facebook for an informal town hall: AASLH’s John Dichtl and Bethany Hawkins will discuss AASLH’s recent initiatives, short- and long-term goals, and the association’s role in the field. Viewers will be able to ask questions at any time using the comment section. Details: Date: January 31, 2017 Time: 3pm EST, 2pm CT Facebook Live, Free and Open to All RSVP to the Facebook Event What is Facebook Live?  Live is Facebook's live-streaming service, which allows…

Find out more »
February 2017
$25 - $65

Webinar: Take the Guesswork Out of Evaluation: How to Measure What Really Matters

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
take-the-guesswork-out-of-evaluation-small

Evaluating what your organization offers its audiences is critical and no longer a best practice reserved only for well-funded institutions. History organizations of all sizes, even those operating on a shoestring budget, can and should evaluate their programs. How else will you know whether you are meeting visitors’ expectations and fulfilling your mission? Register Details: Date: February 8, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific Cost: $25 StEPs Enrollees/ $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers Register Full Description: Evaluating…

Find out more »
$85 - $160

Online Course: Basics of Archives

February 13 - March 17
basics-of-archives-spring-2017-small

The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices. Register Details: February 13-March 17, 2017 15-20 hours to be completed anytime during the above dates Cost: $85 members/$160 nonmembers Register Full Online Course Description: The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed…

Find out more »
$40 - $65

Webinar: Peb Yog Hmoob Minnesota: Sharing Authority and Building Relationships with Your Communities

February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
hmong-webinar

How can history museums become more equitable concerning the people and stories they interpret and collect? Join the creators of Peb Yog Hmoob Minnesota (We Are Hmong Minnesota) for a conversation about the process they used to develop their nationally award winning exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.  The entire project from palette to text was decided outside institutional control by the Hmong community – an idea still radical for many large and small history museums. The creators will share…

Find out more »

AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
new-member-orientation-webinar-feb-16

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: February 16, 2017 Time: 3pm EST Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Register Full Description of the Webinar: Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH…

Find out more »
$40 - $65

Webinar: Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
interpreting-food-webinar-small

This Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide an introduction to strategies for using food and food history to develop interpretation with depth and significance, making relevant connections to contemporary issues and visitor interests. Join Michelle Moon and AASLH as we discuss how the field can better use our love of food to share our love of history. Register Details: Date: February 21, 2017 Time: 2 pm central/ 3 pm eastern Cost: $40 members/$60 nonmembers Register …

Find out more »
March 2017

AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
new-member-orientation-webinar-mar-7

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: March 7, 2017 Time: 3pm EST Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Register Full Description of the Webinar: Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH…

Find out more »
$475 - $560

Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

March 8 - March 9
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, 411 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75202 United States
+ Google Map
The Sixth Floor Museum in Downtown Dallas

AASLH’s popular Project Management for History Professionals workshop travels to Dallas this spring! Join us March 8th and 9th, 2017 at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Cost: $475 AASLH Members/ $560 Nonmembers *Get $40 off when you register by February 1, 2017!*   Register Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all…

Find out more »
$199 - $300

Online Course: Collections Management

March 20 - May 15
brick wall and white shelf

This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects. Details: March 20-May 15, 2017 Cost: $199 AASLH Members/$300 Nonmembers Registration limited to 30 people Register Full Online Course Description: This eight week course will introduce…

Find out more »
$25

Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum

March 22
Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
+ Google Map
reinventing hhm philadelphia

Reinventing the Historic House Museum is a one-day symposium is designed to offer current thinking, practical information, and solutions to the challenges facing historic sites. The Historic House Museum in America is not dead nor is it dying. The field, however, needs to take time to reflect and renew as the world around our historic homes continues to change. The symposium will include presentations by historic house game-changers and local historic site administrators, discussion, a boxed lunch, historic site visit, and…

Find out more »
$280 - $405

Workshop: Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions

March 30 - March 31
Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305 United States
+ Google Map
focusing-on-visitors-2017-small

This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators. Participants will leave the workshop with information and materials they can take back to their organizations to adapt and apply.Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning…

Find out more »
April 2017
$199 - $300

Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

April 3 - May 31
caring-for-museum-collections

This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management. Details:  Format: Online Course Dates: April 3- March 31, 2017 Cost: $199 AASLH Members/ $300 Nonmembers Register Full Online Course Description: This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover…

Find out more »
$40 - $65

Webinar: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

We know having volunteers in the wings who can give eight hours a day is no longer the case. Recruitment is a process that enables the selection of the right people for the right task. Recruitment is understanding the environment where people want to volunteer and the time they have to give. Learn more about recruitment and gain practical tools for running a successful volunteer recruitment program. Register Details: Date: April 4, 2017 Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Register What…

Find out more »
$25 - $65

Webinar: Steps to Environmental Sustainability

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Environmental sustainability doesn’t trump preservation work – yet. It does provide important pathways for strengthening your institution and improving community relevance. This webinar explores how it’s possible to align organizational mission and environmental goals for the benefit of your site. Register Details: Date: April 5, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific Cost: $25 StEPs Enrollees/ $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers Register Full Description: Environmental sustainability doesn’t trump preservation work – yet. It does provide important pathways for…

Find out more »
$270 - $385

Workshop: Historic House Museum Issues and Operations

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH United States + Google Map
Wheelwright House was built in 1780 at Strawbery Banke Museum in

Why are historic houses necessary to their communities? How are historic house museums unique? This workshop focuses on the unique needs, management, and interpretation of historic houses. With a focus on historic house museums, topics covered include collections care, types of research appropriate for historic house museums, exhibition development, interpretive tours, volunteers, and building and landscape maintenance. Register Details: Date: April 6-7, 2017 Location: Strawbery Banke | Portsmouth, New Hampshire Cost: $270 members/$385 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book…

Find out more »
$350 - $425

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

April 10 - May 5
project-management-online-april-2016

Project Management for History Professionals online course provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this course, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Learn More Register

Find out more »
$40 - $65

Webinar: Are You Ready for Volunteers?

April 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Many volunteer programs have existed with little or no formal processes and assessments in place. Often, there is no paid staff member who manages the volunteer program. The result is that the programs are often not well run, translating into high volunteer turnover, anemic buy-in from the organization’s management and staff, and ultimately, low program success. This webinar will address how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently…

Find out more »
$300 - $425

Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles

April 24 - April 25
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
+ Google Map

Do you have costumes and/or textiles in your museum collection? Would you like to spend time working with conservators and costume experts to learn how to be a better steward of your costume and textile collection? This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.  Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection. Register Date: April 24-25, 2017 Cost: $300 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers…

Find out more »
May 2017
$85 - $160

Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 22 - June 23

The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices. Register Details: May 22-June 23, 2017 15-20 hours to be completed anytime during the above dates Cost: $85 members/$160 nonmembers Register Full Online Course Description: The newly revised Basics of Archives online course is designed…

Find out more »
June 2017
$280 - $405

Workshop: Collections Management and Practices

June 5 - June 6
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
+ Google Map

Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Register Details: Date: June 5-6, 2017 Location:  Maine Historical Society, Portland, ME Cost: $280 AASLH members/$405 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by May 1, 2017!* Register Workshop Description: Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Through lively group discussions and hands-on activities, you will become familiar with current issues and…

Find out more »
$280 - $405

Workshop: Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

June 22 - June 23
George Mason’s Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road
Mason Neck, VA 22079 United States
+ Google Map

Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and programming  needed to create engaging, educational, and successful collections-based programming. Register Date: June 22-23, 2017 Cost: $280 AASLH members/$405 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by May 18, 2017!* Location: George Mason's Gunston Hall, Mason Neck, VA Register Description: Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum…

Find out more »
$280 - $405

Workshop: Exhibit Makeovers

June 29 - June 30
Idaho History Center, 2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712 United States
+ Google Map

Interpretive exhibits bring objects, images, and ideas to life for visitors through storytelling, diverse presentation media, and learning opportunities that engage multiple types of intelligence. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design. Drawing on resources of the host institution, working hands-on in small groups, you’ll experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors. Register Date: June 29-30, 2017 Cost: $280 AASLH members/$405 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you…

Find out more »
+ Export Listed Events