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May 2016
$85 members/$160 nonmembers

Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 16 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

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. The course consists of five lessons: Archives and Archivists Acquiring Your Collections Processing Collections Housing Your Collections Access and Outreach Learn more

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June 2016
Free for members/$40 nonmembers

Historic House Call: Lights, Cameras, Action, Oh My! Filming at Your Historic Site

June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Historic sites are continuously looking for new revenue sources. Commercial filming has the potential to earn additional income and give your site great exposure. However, there are a lot of factors to consider, and guidelines to set in place, before signing the contract. This historic house call intends to provide resources, share do’s and don’ts, and answer questions associated with filming. Listen in and chat with Jessica VanLanduyt, Historic House Manager at the Atlanta History Center and AASLH Historic House…

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$240 members/$365 nonmembers before May 5

Onsite Workshop: Collections Management and Practices

June 9 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
History Colorado,
1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 United States
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Participants will learn about their institution’s responsibility toward its collection, the necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. During lively group discussions and hands-on activities, participants will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations. Participants will explore other topics including the role of collections in exhibition and interpretation, the basic steps of collections management from acquisition to disposal, professional standards and ethics, conservation on a…

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$260 member/$385 nonmember before May 25

Onsite Workshop: Collections Camp: Military History

June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 24 @ 4:00 pm
North Carolina Museum of History,
5 E Edenton St., Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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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. Learn More.

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$25 StEPs members/ $40 members/$115 nonmembers

Collections Care YOU Can Do and What to Leave to Conservators

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Museums hold collections in trust for the public. With that trust comes the duty of care. But with the duty of care comes the requirement that we not endanger collection items through improper care or treatment. Where, however, is the line between what we can and can’t do? In this webinar, we will address specific preventive conservation practices you can perform and those you should leave for a conservator. Here’s your chance to ask those nagging questions you have regarding…

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July 2016
$475 members/$550 nonmembers

Onsite Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

July 12 - July 13
Ohio Historical Society,
800 E. 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211 United States
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AASLH’s popular Project Management for History Professionals workshop returns to the Midwest this summer! Join us July 12-13 at the Ohio History Connection’s Ohio History Center in Columbus. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context.  Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing, and successfully completing projects at your history organization. Learn more

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$40 members/ $65 nonmembers

Webinar: Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites

July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Across the country, museums and historic sites welcome visitors into a world long gone but fundamental to America today. Military history in particular is etched into our country’s culture and the public’s imagination. The trouble, though, for museums and historical sites lies in continuing to make it both accessible and relevant to today’s audiences. Utilizing material from his Rowman & Littlefield book Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites, historian Marc Blackburn of Mount Rainier National Park and the America…

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August 2016
Free for members/$40 for nonmembers

Webinar: Historic House Call: Religion and Historic House Interpretation

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While introducing the topic of religion into regular museum tours can be tricky, there are some site histories that require some mention in order to fully understand the influence that faith had on that specific family or event. One such museum that deals with the issue of religion for that reason is Surratt House Museum in Clinton, Maryland, a historic property of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. During this webinar, Susan Proctor, education coordinator at Surratt House, will…

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October 2016
$350 members / $425 nonmembers

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

October 17 - November 11

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. Learn More  

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$85 members/$160 nonmembers

Online Course: Basics of Archives

October 24 @ 8:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm

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. The course consists of five lessons: Archives and Archivists Acquiring Your Collections Processing Collections Housing Your Collections Access and Outreach Learn more

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