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January 2016

What Are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards and Why Should I Apply?

January 11, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Have you always wondered what the AASLH awards program is? Do you feel that your organization is too small to win a national award? Join this free informational webinar to learn about the program and why you should apply, no matter what your budget size. Also get tips for how to put together an award-winning nomination. January 11, 2016 at 3-4 pm Eastern, 2-3 pm Central. Learn More

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StEPs Lab 6: Risk Assessment and Management for Collections

January 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$40 - $115

Identifying and preparing for potential threats is critical for reducing risks to your organization's collections. In Part Two of this series, guest speaker Dyani Feige will focus on specific risks facing cultural institutions, both natural and man-made, and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. It is not necessary to have participated in Part One to attend this second Lab. An institution’s history of incidents, location, building issues, environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, light, and mold), pest control, fire protection, security…

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February 2016

Are You Ready for Volunteers?

February 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $115

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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Online Course: Basics of Archives

February 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
$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. 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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Webinar: Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program

February 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $115

*Postponed till Feb 25 due to presenter illness* 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. If you want to better attract and retain volunteers, this webinar is for you! Learn more

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March 2016

Webinar: Getting Ready for Grants

March 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $115

It’s all in the preparation!   Successful applications have more to do with institutional and project preparation than with writing — yes, really! In this fast-paced, fun, slightly off-the-wall webinar we will discuss the characteristics of a grant-ready institution and a grant-ready project, and then review the important components of the proposal-writing team and a successful proposal. There’s no need to have a project or grant deadline yet, just an interest in getting ready to get grants. Learn more

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Webinar: Writing the Grant: What’s the Process Like?

March 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $115

Proposal-writing is not rocket science. It’s a skill – and a bit of an art – and anyone can learn.  If your institution is ready to look for grants, this is the webinar for you! We’ll look at where to look for good information to make your case; what to do and what not to do when choosing words and examples; how to help yourself over writing blocks; and how to help get the application in on time. Learn more

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Webinar: Historic House Call: Keeping History Relevant

March 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The History Relevance Campaign is a diverse group of history professionals posing questions about what makes the past relevant today. The Campaign serves as a catalyst for discovering, demonstrating, and promulgating the value of history for individuals, communities, and the nation. We believe that history can have more impact when it connects the people, events, places, stories, and ideas of the past with people, events, places, stories, and ideas that are important and meaningful to communities, people, and audiences today. Join Tim Grove of the National Air…

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Webinar: StEPs Lab 7: Copyright Crash Course for Museums and Memory Institutions

March 23, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25 - $115

A basic understanding of copyright law is essential to protect your organization’s rights and those of other creators, further your organization’s mission, and avoid disputes that could harm its reputation. In this lab, museum attorney Walter G. Lehmann will provide a practical, museum-focused overview of copyright law including the important exception for fair use. Topics he will address include copyright duration, copyright orphans, fair use and the four-factor test, best practices and applying fair use, and clearing rights. Learn more

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Webinar: Grappling with Confederate Monuments and Iconography

March 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40

The tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston last June precipitated a national outcry against the Confederate flag. State leaders in Alabama and South Carolina removed it from capitol grounds. Walmart and other retailers discontinued merchandise bearing the flag. Meanwhile, the controversy expanded to include Confederate monuments and statues. Join AASLH’s Bob Beatty as he moderates a discussion with author and public historian Kevin Levin, Gordon Jones of the Atlanta History Center, and Dina Bailey of the Center…

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April 2016

Webinar: What Did We Know? Citizen History, Local Newspapers, and the Holocaust

April 13, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$10

What, exactly, did newspapers across the U.S. have to say about the Holocaust during World War II? Your collections may hold the answer! What Did We Know? Citizen History, Local Newspapers, and the Holocaust A digital project from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is turning to “citizen historians” to research how their hometown newspapers covered the Holocaust throughout the 1930s and 1940s.

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Webinar: Interpreting Slavery: Building a Theoretical Foundation

April 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $115

Do you interpret the institution of slavery or the lives of enslaved people at your historic site/museum? Join us as we share the theoretical underpinnings for interpreting slavery, including how contested narratives and race play a role in the giving/receiving of interpretation. This webinar will help you achieve a greater understanding of the difficult knowledge and complicated emotions surrounding this complex history. Learn More

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Webinar: Museum Management Tune-Up

April 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$40 - $115

Are you as good of a manager as you want to be? Could you use a refresher on how good management techniques can improve the productivity of your history organization’s paid and unpaid staff? Join us for a practical webinar geared toward history professionals that will help you learn new skills in employee assessment and review, communication, time management, and work relationships. Learn more

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Webinar: What is Developing History Leaders @SHA?

April 26, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Developing History Leaders @SHA (formerly the Seminar for Historical Administration) is an intensive three week program that presents future leaders of the field with the best practices and ideas of history organization leadership and management. In this “What is SHA?” webinar, AASLH’s Bob Beatty will lead a discussion with SHA graduates and faculty on the basics of this longstanding leadership program. Is this unique opportunity right for you? How do you apply and how many applicants are accepted? How has…

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May 2016

Online Course: Basics of Archives

May 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
$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. 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

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

June 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40

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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Collections Care YOU Can Do and What to Leave to Conservators

June 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25 - $115

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

Webinar: Interpreting American Military History at Museums and Historic Sites

July 28, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $65

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

Webinar: Writing for Historical Publications

August 9, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40

Designed for both emerging and seasoned museum practitioners, Writing for Historical Publications will   inspire and equip participants to write for professional publications, organization blogs, and book manuscripts. The ability to write well is a hot commodity in the history world. In addition to being a valuable tool for developing communication skills, the act of writing helps to develop reflection, analysis and synthesis, as well as mental operations in a process that requires the writer to formulate clear ideas rooted in…

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Webinar: Historic House Call: Religion and Historic House Interpretation

August 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$40

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

Webinar: Cultivating Diversity and Inclusion at Museums and Historic Sites

October 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $65

Museums and other history-minded institutions have the ability to connect a number of people--visitors, staff, volunteers, and stakeholders-- in a variety of different ways. But how can we make sure that all of the communities we serve, or want to serve, see themselves in both our exhibitions and learning opportunities and as content creators? This webinar will provide strategies for museums professionals to demonstrate cultural competency on multiple levels in order to help create a place for underrepresented communities at…

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November 2016

Webinar: Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites

November 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $65

The Interpreting Native American History and Culture at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide strategies for engaging with Native Americans beyond the legal framework of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), in order to work collaboratively, share authority, and incorporate multiple ways of knowing about the past into all interpretation about Native people, objects, histories, and cultures. Learn More Register

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Webinar: Civil Rights and A Civil Society: Strategies for Community Outreach and Engagement

November 14, 2016
Free - $40

Details: Date: November 14 Time: 3pm-4:15pm EST Cost: Free for AASLH Members/ $40 Nonmembers In today’s world, more and more institutions have to go beyond their traditional boundaries to better serve their communities. In the wake of increased media attention on interactions between law enforcement and African-American citizens, the Nashville Public Library partnered with the Metro Nashville Police Department to develop a diversity education curriculum rooted in the Nashville Civil Rights Movement. The program encourages new recruits, seasoned officers, and…

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Webinar: Historic House Call: Interpreting Servants

November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Free

Downton Abbey may be over, but interest in the relationships between domestic servants and their employers lives on. Incorporating domestic servants into tours and programs continues to be an engaging way to provide a more inclusive and nuanced interpretation of the past. This Historic House Call will highlight primary source materials that can be applied broadly to the interpretation of domestic service and examples of successful tours and programs. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and examples to share. Cost:…

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Webinar: Accessibility and Inclusivity at Museums and Historic Sites

November 29, 2016
$40 - $65

How museums and historic sites can create inclusive programming and educational experiences for history lovers of all ages and abilities. Going beyond basic ADA compliance, this webinar will provide examples and strategies for cultural organizations to be better stewards of history and accessible to diverse audiences. Details: Date: November 29, 2017 Time: 3pm-4:15pm EST Cost: $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers Register Full Description of the Webinar: Conversations about inclusivity and accessibility have become common place within the museum community. Issues…

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December 2016

AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

December 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Free

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: Decemeber 6, 2016 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 membership? Eager…

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January 2017

Webinar: What are the AASLH Leadership in History Awards?

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

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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Webinar: Social Media 101 for Museums and Historic Sites

January 17
$40 - $65

Is your organization looking to expand its impact and attendance through social media? Join AASLH for crash course on effective social engagement for museums and historic sites. (Scroll down for more details) Details: Date: January 17, 2017 Time: 3pm EST Cost: $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers Register Full Description of the Webinar: 65% of all adults in the U.S. use at least one social media site. From sharing family photos to learning about what is happening in the world to…

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February 2017

Webinar: Take the Guesswork Out of Evaluation: How to Measure What Really Matters

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$25 - $65

Evaluating what your organization offers its audiences is critical and no longer a best practice reserved only for well-funded institutions. History organizations of all sizes, even those operating on a shoestring budget, can and should evaluate their programs. How else will you know whether you are meeting visitors’ expectations and fulfilling your mission? Register Details: Date: February 8, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific Cost: $25 StEPs Enrollees/ $40 AASLH Members/ $65 Nonmembers Register Full Description: Evaluating what your…

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Webinar: Peb Yog Hmoob Minnesota: Sharing Authority and Building Relationships with Your Communities

February 14

How can history museums become more equitable concerning the people and stories they interpret and collect? Join the creators of Peb Yog Hmoob Minnesota (We Are Hmong Minnesota) for a conversation about the process they used to develop their nationally award winning exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.  The entire project from palette to text was decided outside institutional control by the Hmong community – an idea still radical for many large and small history museums. The creators will share…

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AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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: February 16, 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 membership? Eager…

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Webinar: Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $65

This Interpreting Food at Museums and Historic Sites webinar will provide an introduction to strategies for using food and food history to develop interpretation with depth and significance, making relevant connections to contemporary issues and visitor interests. Join Michelle Moon and AASLH as we discuss how the field can better use our love of food to share our love of history. Register Details: Date: February 21, 2017 Time: 2 pm central/ 3 pm eastern Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Register Full Description:…

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March 2017

Historic House Call: Risk Assessment in Historic Houses

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40

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
$40

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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AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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: March 7, 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 membership? Eager…

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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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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 membership? Eager…

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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

Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites

May 4
$40 - $65

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 EST/2pm…

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New Member Orientation

May 9

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 membership? Eager…

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Historic House Call: How to Preserve Your Historic Building

May 11
Free

Rehabilitating and preserving an historic building can be challenging...unless you have the right tools! Come learn about the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, the methods for applying them to your historic building, and how they can help you apply for funds! Historic Buildings are simultaneously the largest asset and the greatest liability for many organizations.  This webinar will provide an overview of the tools available for funding, and the Standards most often associated with those…

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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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Planning for Marketing at Museums & Historic Sites

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
$40 - $65

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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Webinar: How to Stop Worrying and Embrace Fundraising

May 25
$40 - $65

Fundraising is critical to nonprofit work, but it isn’t exclusively reserved for executive directors, development staff, and board committees. This discussion will demystify fundraising and explore how staff and volunteers at organizations of all sizes can advance their mission with better understanding of the fund development process. #EmbracetheRaise Register Details: Date: May 25, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: $40 for AASLH members/$65 nonmembers Register Full Description: “Fundraising as the servant of philanthropy must be part…

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The How-Tos of Digital Collections Management

May 31
$25 - $65

Guest speaker Leigh Grinstead will walk us through the process of selecting which collections to digitize, policy and strategy development, and caring for digital collections regardless of whether they are born digital or reformatted. Leigh will highlight organizations that can model good practices in each of these three subject areas. She will also discuss lessons learned by organizations that made early mistakes but managed to “right the ship” and transition to a successful digitization program. Register Details: Date: May 31,…

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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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New Member Orientation

June 15

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: June 15, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Register Full Description of the Webinar: Are you a new member of AASLH?…

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July 2017

New Member Orientation

July 5

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: July 5, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Register Full Description of the Webinar: Are you a new member of AASLH?…

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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

New Member Orientation

August 1
Free/members, Free/nonmembers

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: August 1, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register…

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History Crash Course: Immigration in a Changing America

August 2
Free

Immigration has always been a major driver of both change and debate in U.S. history. This webinar - organized by the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota and led by historian, author, and IHRC Director Erika Lee, IHRC Program Coordinator Saengmany Ratsabout, and Immigrant Stories Project Manager Dr. Elizabeth Venditto - will introduce key themes in immigration history and the main issues that historians are considering in today’s highly-charged climate. In particular, we will use the IHRC's #ImmigrationSyllabus which…

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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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Historic House Call: Developing Discussion Based Interpretation

August 23
$40

Conversation. Chat. Dialogue. Discussion. These are words that visitors may not often associate with the guided tour. However, historic house museums have the unique opportunity to invite visitors in, offer them a place to sit, and give them a voice. This webinar illustrates how conversation promotes individual and group learning and helps to build connections to historic sites. It will provide strategies for encouraging conversation and discussion on tours, including asking the right questions, listening, and breaking down barriers to…

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September 2017

2017 AASLH Online Conference

September 7 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
$60 - $180

Want to participate in AASLH Annual Meeting sessions without leaving your office? Join us at the Online Conference where you can virtually attend six hot topic sessions and get recordings of keynote speakers. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting as a presentation reworked for an online audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience in these live broadcasts. Then enjoy access to the recordings for six months. These sessions provide real…

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Webinar: Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites

September 26

Interpreting Agriculture at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017) encourages us to put an "H" (the humanities, not just history) into a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject – a STEALTH approach. During this webinar, Dr. Reid will summarize main points from Interpreting Agriculture,  including an overview of different disciplinary methodology useful to interpreting agriculture (sciences, social sciences, and humanities), and then case studies of interpreting agricultural machinery using a social history and humanist approach. Reid will summarize a critical…

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October 2017

New Member Orientation

October 10
Free

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: October 10, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact mitchell@aaslh.org for more information. Register…

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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

Historic House Call: Interpreting Historic Landscapes

November 2
$40

Over the past decade there has been much hand-wringing about the decline and fall of the historic house museum and much attention paid to strategies for resuscitating or abandoning them. All the while, a key resource for expanding the meaning of historic sites, deepening the visitor experience, and enhancing sustainability lay right outside the door: the historic landscape. This webinar will examine the variety of ways in which sites across the country are approaching the interpretation of diverse historic landscapes,…

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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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New Member Orientation

November 8
Free

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: November 8, 2017 Time: 3pm EST/2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more information. Register…

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