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June 2018

Webinar: Beyond the Mansion: Creating Bottom-Up Interpretation from Top-Down Narratives

June 6
$40 - $65

Have you ever visited a site that has a documented history of slavery, but only been told the stories of the white slave-owners who lived there? Do you work at a site like this? The choice we make about the stories we share, or omit, as interpreters and history practitioners, tells its own story. Do you know which narratives you are reinforcing or omitting in your work? In this webinar, Dr. Ashley Bouknight will share her experience of modifying her…

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Webinar: Is it Time for Your Organization to Enroll in StEPs?

June 7

Let’s face it. Few of us are drawn to museum work because we want to tackle national museum standards. We love history, stories, photographs, artifacts, historic structures, and the other joys of our work. Thinking about national standards can make us feel overwhelmed; a reminder of how little time there is to accomplish all that needs to be done. Attention to museum standards is necessary, however. Standards, like those that address the “legal, ethical, and effective care of collections and…

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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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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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October 2018

Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach

October 8 - December 3
$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. DATES: October 8 - December 3, 2018 COST: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers OPEN REGISTRATION: July 30 - September 24, 2018; Registration limited to 30 people. Register Logistics: FORMAT: Online, weekly-paced course LENGTH: 8 weeks PARTICIPATION STYLE: Bi-weekly (every-other-week) real-time online chats; weekly assignments; final course…

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Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

October 15 - November 9
$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/nonprofit context. Details:  Dates: October 15 - November 9, 2018 Format: Four-week online course of self-paced weekly modules; weekly online chats. Time Commitment: Students should expect to spend 5-7 hours per week on the course…

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