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March 2017

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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April 2017
$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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$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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$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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$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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$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
$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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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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