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March 2017
$195 - $295

Online Course: Collections Management

March 20 - May 15

This course is full. Please look at our calendar for upcoming Collections Management courses. 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…

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History Crash Course: The American Experience in World War I

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

This lecture webinar will offer a brief overview of current scholarship on the American experience in World War I, the key challenges facing smaller historical organizations seeking to mount exhibits on the war, some strategies for placing objects in their proper historical context, and ways to underscore the relevance of WWI for American society today. Register Details: Date: March 28, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii Cost: Free to all Register About the Lecturer: Jennifer D. Keene…

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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 course is full. Please look at our calendar for upcoming online courses. 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- May 31, 2017 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers This course is full. Please look at our calendar for upcoming online courses. Full Online…

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$40 - $65

Webinar: Are You Ready for Volunteers?

April 4 @ 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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$25 - $65

Webinar: Steps to Environmental Sustainability

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

Environmental sustainability offers important pathways for strengthening your organization and improving its relevance within the community. This webinar explores how it’s possible to align your mission and environmental goals for the benefit of your organization. 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 offers important pathways for strengthening your organization and improving its relevance within the community. This webinar explores…

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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. See a sample agenda Register Details: Date: April 6-7, 2017 Location: Strawbery Banke | Portsmouth, New Hampshire Cost: $270 members/$385 nonmembers FLASH SALE: $50…

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$350 - $425

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

April 10 - May 5

  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. Details:  Format: Online Course Dates: April 10- May 5, 2017 Cost: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers Register Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on…

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$40 - $65

Webinar: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

April 11 @ 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 11, 2017 Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers When you register…

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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? This two day workshop will focus on the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.  Spend time working with an expert to learn how to be a better steward of your textile collection. Register Date: April 24-25, 2017 Cost: $300 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by March 22, 2017!* Location: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN Register Who should attend: This workshop, scheduled for April…

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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
$40 - $65

Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites

May 4

This webinar will provide an introduction to interpreting LGBT history at museums and historic sites. We will discuss first steps in planning LGBT interpretive efforts, which include: deciding if the time is right for your organization to interpret LGBT history; approaching the sources; conceptualizing your story; and trust-building. Drawing on numerous case studies, Dr. Ferentinos will offer a range of success stories and suggest what we can learn from these examples. Register Details: Date: May 4, 2017 Time: 3pm…

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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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$40 - $65

Creating 21st Century Digital Collections

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Join Kristen Gwinn-Becker, as she discusses strategizing, creating or updating, engaging, and sustaining modern digital collections. She will walk through the six areas outlined below, showing examples for each section. Participants may send an email in advance that contains a link to their digital collections and the top three questions they would like answered about their current situation or a future initiative. Kristen will work with examples from participants as well as draw on real (digital) world examples of digital…

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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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$40 - $65

Planning for Marketing at Museums & Historic Sites

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Marketing is crucial for small museums and historic sites, but where do you begin? In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will teach you, step by step, how to create a marketing plan tailored to your organization’s unique needs. A good marketing plan can help you more effectively allocated time and money, get approval for a marketing budget, keep you focused on high-priority goals, and ensure that your marketing objectives and methods are supporting your institutional mission. Working through a series…

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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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$40 - $65

Facebook for Museums & Historic Sites

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

Facebook is used by over 100 million adult Americans every day and is the most popular social networking site in the US and the world. It’s important that museums and historic sites know how to effectively use this platform to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. Join AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon for an in-depth look at Facebook for museums and historic sites. Topics covered will include: -Creating…

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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

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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July 2017
$40 - $65

Twitter for Museums & Historic Sites

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

Today, Twitter is often the first place news breaks, the best way for strangers all over the world to discuss a similar interest, a direct connection to celebrities and politicians, and many more applications. How does your organization fit into the pictures? When used effectively, museums and historic sites can use Twitter to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. Ready to get started or improve your…

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$40 - $65

Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites

July 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Instagram is a growing image-sharing platform where younger audiences (and older ones too) share everything from casual snapshots to professional photography and art. Increasingly, Instagram connects artists, photographers, and influences around shared locations, interests, and hobbies. Museums and historic sites are well-positioned to use Instagram to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. In this webinar, AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon will give an in-depth lesson on Instagramming for…

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August 2017
$40 - $65

Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites

August 8

This Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide a wealth of ideas to jump start your anniversary planning.  Everyone has an anniversary coming up – why reinvent the wheel?  Learn from what others have already accomplished in their own communities. This webinar will discuss why people are drawn to celebrating and commemorating anniversaries in their own lives and in their communities, as well as the institutional benefits of planning this type of programming.  Then we…

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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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