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January 2017

Webinar: What are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards?

January 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Details: Date: January 10, 2017 Time: 3pm EST Cost: Free for AASLH Members/Non-members Register Description: Have you always wondered what the AASLH awards program is? Do you feel that your organization is too small to win a national award? AASLH knows that organizations across the country do amazing work in the field of state and local history and want to recognize your efforts. Join this free informational webinar to learn about the program and why you should apply, no matter what…

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Applications Due for 2017 AASLH Workshop Scholarship

January 20

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…

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March 2017

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 works with…

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Everyday Museum Advocacy

March 6

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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#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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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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$475 - $560

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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History Crash Course: The American Experience in World War I

March 28

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 is a…

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April 2017

Webinar: Are You Ready for Volunteers?

April 4
$40 - $65

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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Webinar: Steps to Environmental Sustainability

April 5
$25 - $65

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 how it’s…

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Webinar: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

April 11
$40 - $65

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 for…

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Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles

April 24 - April 25
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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$300 - $425

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 24-25, is…

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Webinar: Training Volunteers

April 26
$40 - $65

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: April…

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May 2017

Creating 21st Century Digital Collections

May 16
$40 - $65

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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Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 22 - June 23
$85 - $160

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 to give…

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June 2017

Facebook for Museums & Historic Sites

June 13
$40 - $65

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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July 2017

Twitter for Museums & Historic Sites

July 11
$40 - $65

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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Instagram for Museums and Historic Sites

July 25
$40 - $65

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

Interpreting Anniversaries and Milestones at Museums and Historic Sites

August 8
$40 - $65

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

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

October 16 - November 10
$350 - $425

  This class is now full. Please check out our online calendar for future offerings. 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: October 16 - November 10, 2017 Cost: $350 AASLH members/$425 nonmembers This class…

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Webinar: Best Practices for Developing History Internships

October 24
$40 - $65

Creating an internship program at your historic site can not only benefit your organization, but should also benefit your interns and lets you help develop the next generation of history professionals. This webinar will give you tips and strategies for creating an internship program that both you and your interns will get something out of.  We’ll cover the ethics of internships, best practices for managing interns, and a look at some common challenges and possible solutions. You’ll leave with ideas…

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Bringing the Past to the Present: Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites and Museums

October 25
$40 - $65

Are you interested in connecting your site’s history with a current issue? Or wondering how you can use your site to spark dialogue and encourage visitors to take action? Or to navigate sensitive conversations with co-workers and visitors who might be resistant to discussing contemporary topics? This interactive webinar will explore how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. Using Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site as a case study, speakers Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson will discuss their…

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November 2017

Active Collections: How to Create a Leaner Collection for Greater Impact

November 7
$40 - $65

Looking to explore options of what it means to steward leaner, more sustainable collections with greater impact? Join Elee Wood, Rainey Tisdale, and Trevor Jones for a lively interactive discussion of ideas and action items on innovative and possibly unconventional ideas for collections stewardship and management. Topics will include new approaches to collections development, cataloging, policy, deaccessioning.  Participants will gain practical strategies and tools to shape your collection for greater impact. Register Details: Date: November 7, 2017 Time: 3pm Eastern/2pm…

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December 2017

Webinar: Caring for Photograph Collections

December 5
$40 - $65

Photographic media are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, including paper, plastics, interleaving papers, boxes, and more. Environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling of photographs will also be discussed. Register Details: Date: December 5, 2017 Time: 3-4:30 pm Eastern (begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more information. Register About…

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Digital Humanities for State and Local History

December 7
$40 - $65

This webinar is designed to introduce digital technologies, approaches, and platforms to those interested in developing digital state and local history in low and no-cost environments. We will define the field, explore a subset of projects that can serve as a model for one’s own, and discuss common issues beginners face in becoming fluent in digital humanities. Digital archiving, storytelling, visualization, and data analysis will all be discussed through explorations of OpenRefine, Scalar, Tableau, Carto, Murkutu, and other tools. In…

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