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February 2018

Online Course: Basics of Archives

February 26 - March 30
$85 - $160
Basics of Archives

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 26-March 30, 2018 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 to give…

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March 2018

Workshop: Exhibit Makeovers

March 5 - March 6
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States
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$230 - $345
Exhibit Makeovers

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. View a Sample Agenda Register Date: March 5-6, 2018 Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off…

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New Member Orientation

March 7
Free

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, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please…

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Webinar: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change: Science, Threats, and Opportunity

March 8
$40 - $65
Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

Sarah Sutton leads a discussion of the field’s most common climate change related challenges, and the tools being used to become resilient in the face of such sweeping change. Two guest presenters will describe how their work has already been seriously impacted by climate change. They discuss their perspectives, experiences, and solutions for managing the intersection between cultural heritage and climate change. Details: Date: March 8th, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!)…

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Webinar: Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from “#1 in Civil Rights”

March 13
$40 - $65
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Most of us understand that representation is powerfully important in museums and that history organizations have a clear responsibility to build diversity and inclusion in our exhibits and interpretation.  Yet our institutions’ past collecting choices may not have been in sync with our current aspirations for inclusion.  To bridge this gap and create the acclaimed exhibit #1 in Civil Rights the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society developed practical techniques and strategies for telling the whole…

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

March 15 - March 16
Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207-1168 United States
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$230 - $345
Focusing on Visitors

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…

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Webinar: Historic House Call: Immersive Education in Historic House Museums

March 21
$40

This webinar will look at the unique way the Molly Brown House Museum and Byers-Evans House Museum in Denver, CO have reworked their spaces to bring in more immersive, hands-on sensory learning not only for school children but new groups including young professionals, repeat visitors, and the like.  This webinar will inspire attendees to look at their space in a whole new way and not be afraid to look beyond the ropes. Details: Date: March 21, 2018 Time: 3:00 -…

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Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach

March 26 - May 25
$195 - $295
Museum Education and Outreach

At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are engaging, dynamic places of education. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. Register Details:  Dates: March 26 - May 25, 2018 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Registration limited to 30 people. Register Full Online Course Description: This course requires regular check-ins, sharing and commenting on peer work, and participation in scheduled live chats. Various assignments are made…

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April 2018

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

April 9 - May 4
$350 - $425

  Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Register Details:  Format: Online Course Dates: April 9 - May 4, 2018 Cost: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers Register   Coursework will cover all of the details included in the four steps to…

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Workshop: Collections Management and Practices

April 9 - April 10
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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$230 - $345
Collections Management and Practices

Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Register Details: Date: April 9-10, 2018 Location:  Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Santa Fe, NM Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by March 9, 2018!* 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…

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Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

April 16 - June 15
$195 - $295
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. Register Details:  Format: Online Course Dates: April 16- June 15, 2017 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 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 how…

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Workshop: Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

April 23 - April 24
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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$230 - $340
Connecting your Collections to Teachers and Students

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: April 23-24, 2018 Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by March 23, 2018!* Location: New Hampshire Historical Society | Concord, NH Register Description: Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and…

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June 2018

Webinar: Is Your Museum Grant Ready?

June 4
$40 - $65
Is Your Museum Grant Ready?

Sarah Sutton offers a guide to self-assessing your institution’s grant-readiness and steps for bringing yourselves up to par. This 75-minute workshop reviews the institutional structures, policies, information, and practices that make museums competitive in the grants game. This webinar is adapted from Sarah's new book of the same title. Details: Date: June 4th, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!) Cost: $40 members/$65 non-members Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more…

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Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum

June 8
Hawks Inn and Delafield History Center, 426 Wells St
Delafield, WI 53018 United States
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$50
Reinventing the Historic House Museum

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…

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Workshop: Historic House Museum Issues and Operations

June 11 - June 12
The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, 15415 Don Julian Road
City of Industry, CA 91745 United States
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$230 - $345
Historic House Museums Issues and Operations

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. See a sample agenda Register Details: Date: June 11-12, 2018 Location: Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum | City of Industry, CA Cost: $230…

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Workshop: Collections Camp: Military Collections

June 20 - June 22
U.S. Army Transportation Museum, 300 Washington BLVD
Newport News, VA 23604 United States
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$260 - $300
Collections Camp: Military Collections

Do you have military artifacts in your museum collection? This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history collection Register Date: June 20-22, 2018 Cost: $260 AASLH members/$300 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by May 20, 2018!* Location: U.S. Army Transportation Museum | Newport News, VA Register Who should attend: This workshop is…

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August 2018

2018 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference

August 27 - August 30

The American Association for State and Local History is pleased to announce that the 2018 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference will take place from August 27-30 in Washington, D.C., and will be organized by the White House Historical Association. The Executive Mansion shaped and influenced every president who lived and served there, and their legacies are echoed at countless sites around the United States. The 2018 conference theme, “Back to the White House,” connects all presidential sites and libraries. As the longstanding…

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October 2018

Developing History Leaders @SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration): Class of 2018

October 27 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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Developing History Leaders @SHA is the premier professional development opportunity for leaders in history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, the Seminar for Historical Administration has provided history professionals the tools, ideas, and connections that allow them to become effective leaders and managers of history organizations. Learn More Apply Now Details: Date: October 27-November 16, 2018 Cost: $3,500 Location: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN Full Description: SHA is distinctive because it combines depth—three weeks of engagement in deep…

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