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February 2017
$40 - $65

Webinar: Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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/$65 nonmembers Register …

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March 2017
$40

Historic House Call: Risk Assessment in Historic Houses

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Historic houses present unique issues in their preservation needs, especially in terms of disaster preparedness. This webinar will explore those needs through a discussion of hazards, risk assessments and evaluations, and mitigation methods – all with a focus on historic houses. Register Details: Format: Webinar Date: March 2, 2017 Cost: Free for AASLH members/$40 nonmembers Register   About the Speakers:  Samantha Forsko is the Preservation Specialist at the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA), where she primarily…

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$40

Everyday Museum Advocacy

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Do your elected officials know how you serve their constituents?  Do you have champions for your organization? Are you prepared in the event legislation or policies are proposed that would adversely affect your museum? Advocacy involves communicating what your museum does and why it is important. Making advocacy a part of ongoing operations can help build a stronger institution. Staff at all levels, board members, volunteers, constituents, and the many people who value museums can all play a role.  This webinar will…

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AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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…

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#AASLHchat on Twitter: Museum Advocacy

March 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On March 7 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 “Museum Advocacy" and is a continuation of our Everyday Museum Advocacy webinar happening the day before (Monday). 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 in the conversation. You…

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$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
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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…

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$195 - $295

Online Course: Collections Management

March 20 - May 15

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: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Registration limited to 30 people Register Full Online Course Description: This eight week course will…

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$25

Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum

March 22
Cliveden, 6401 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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This workshop is full. Please check our calendar for future offerings of this workshop. 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…

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$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
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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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April 2017
$195 - $295

Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

April 3 - May 31

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: $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…

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$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 When you register…

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$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…

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$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

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…

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$350 - $425

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

April 10 - May 5

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

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$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…

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New Member Orientation

April 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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: April 13, 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…

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$300 - $425

Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles

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

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$40 - $65

Webinar: Training Volunteers

April 26 @ 3:00 am - 4:15 pm

How can we train our volunteers for projects that will help them make a difference in our organizations? And how do we make it fun and empowering while avoiding conflicts? Learn about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program. This session will be presented by staff from two Field Services offices and will be jam-packed with ideas for how to train volunteers and make their service a rewarding experience. Register Details: Date:…

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May 2017

New Member Orientation

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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: May 9, 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…

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$195 - $295

Online Course: Developing Exhibitions

May 15 - July 7

This class is about how to put together an exhibition, from deciding what it will be about and why, to gathering, creating and arranging all the elements for visitors.  You'll learn a lot from your classmates – from their own experiences and from the resources that they share with all of us.  And you'll learn the best way: by doing – you will develop an actual exhibit over the course of the class. Details:  Dates: May 15- July 7,…

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$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…

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June 2017
$280 - $405

Workshop: Collections Management and Practices

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

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$195 - $295

Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach

June 5 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are educational organizations. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums.  Details:  Dates: June 5- July 31, 2017 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Register At their heart, regardless of type or size, museums are educational organizations. This course is about how we can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. At the end…

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$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
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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…

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$280 - $405

Workshop: Exhibit Makeovers

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

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October 2017

Developing History Leaders @SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration): Class of 2017

October 28 @ 8:00 am - December 18 @ 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.

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October 2018

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

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2018 @ 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…

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