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April 2018

Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

April 16 - June 15
$195 - $295
Caring for Museum Collections

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 16- June 15, 2017 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Registration for this session has closed. Click here to view the next session, July 16 - September 10, 2018. Full Online Course Description: This eight week course will…

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June 2018

Webinar: Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?

June 4
$40 - $65

Sarah Sutton offers a guide to self-assessing your institution’s grant-readiness and steps for bringing yourselves up to par. This 75-minute workshop reviews the institutional structures, policies, information, and practices that make museums competitive in the grants game. This webinar is adapted from Sarah's new book of the same title. Details: Date: June 4th, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to calculate for your time zone!) Cost: $40 members/$65 non-members Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact info@aaslh.org for more…

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Online Course: Basics of Archives

June 4 - July 9
$85 - $160
Basics of Archives

This course is full. Registration for the fall session October 15-November 16 will open in mid-July. 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.   DATES: June 4 - July 9, 2018 COST: $85 members/$160 nonmembers OPEN REGISTRATION: March 26 - May 21, 2018 Register Course…

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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
FREE

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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$50
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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Webinar: Speaking Truth to Power: Why Transparency and Accountability Matter

June 12
$40 - $65

You might think of transparency and accountability as just buzzwords, but in reality they are a choice – a chosen way of organizing and running an institution no matter its budget size. Many museums embrace the ideals of openness, communication, and trustworthiness in their work. In fact, the words transparency and accountability and others like them, can be found in vision, mission, and values statements of museums large and small. Too frequently, however, transparency and accountability get sidelined by good…

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Webinar: New Member Orientation

June 13
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: June 13, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please…

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Workshop: Collections Camp: Military Collections

June 20 - June 22
U.S. Army Transportation Museum, 300 Washington BLVD
Newport News, VA 23604 United States
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$260 - $300
Collections Camp: Military Collections

Do you have military artifacts in your museum collection? This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history collection Register Date: June 20-22, 2018 Cost: $260 AASLH members/$300 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by May 20, 2018!* Location: U.S. Army Transportation Museum | Newport News, VA Register Who should attend: This workshop is…

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July 2018

Online Course: Collections Management

July 9 - September 3
$195 - $295
Collections Management

This eight week online class is about managing cultural collections and will cover collections policies, how to know what you have, what you need to know about your collections, how to know where everything in your collection is located, and making sure that someone gets some good out of your collection. Collections management is all of the activities related to the administration of collections including planning, development, care, conservation, documentation, and making those collections available to the public. You’ll learn…

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Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

July 16 - September 10
$195 - $295
Caring for Museum Collections

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. DATES: July 16 - September 10, 2018 COST: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers OPEN REGISTRATION: May 7 - July 2, 2018 Register Logistics: FORMAT: Online, weekly-paced course. LENGTH: 8 weeks PARTICIPATION STYLE: Weekly forum discussions, assignments MATERIALS: There are no required texts for this…

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Webinar: New Member Orientation

July 25
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: July 25, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please…

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August 2018

Webinar: New Member Orientation

August 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: August 8, 2018 Time: 3:00 - 4:15 pm Eastern (Begins at 2pm Central/1pm Mountain/12pm Pacific/10am Hawaii/4pm Atlantic) Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please…

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2018 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference

August 27 - August 30

The American Association for State and Local History is pleased to announce that the 2018 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference will take place from August 27-30 in Washington, D.C., and will be organized by the White House Historical Association. The Executive Mansion shaped and influenced every president who lived and served there, and their legacies are echoed at countless sites around the United States. The 2018 conference theme, “Back to the White House,” connects all presidential sites and libraries. As the longstanding…

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September 2018

Online Course: Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

September 17 - November 12
$195 - $295
Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

History museum leadership is more complex and demanding than ever before, requiring updated and innovative ways to meet mission and keep organizations healthy. Thoughtful, intentional museum administration and leadership matters, regardless of the size or focus of your organization. Administration and leadership matter, regardless the size or focus of your organization. This online course covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership.…

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2018 AASLH Annual Meeting

September 26 - September 29

KANSAS CITY, MO SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2018 TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES Museums and history sites have been ranked among America’s most trusted institutions in an age where trust continues to erode and truth sometimes becomes murky. Our history organizations maintain the trust if we continue to tell the truth. But what is truth when our work is based on interpretation of the historical evidence and interpretations change? How do people know what to believe? As we face the challenges of teaching truth…

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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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Online Course: Basics of Archives

October 15 - November 16
$85 - $160
Basics of Archives

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.   DATES: October 15 - November 16, 2018 COST: $85 members/$160 nonmembers OPEN REGISTRATION: August 6 - October 1, 2018 Register Course Logistics: FORMAT: Online, self-paced course. LENGTH: 4 weeks; 15-20 hours to be completed anytime during the…

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Online Course: Developing Exhibitions (Two Part Course)

October 22, 2018 - March 15, 2019
$195 - $295
Developing Exhibitions

This two-part 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. Both parts of this course must…

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History Leadership Institute: Class of 2018

October 28 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 5:00 pm
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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The History Leadership Institute is the premier professional development opportunity for leaders in history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, the History Leadership Institute (formerly 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 28-November 16, 2018 Cost: $3,200 Location: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN Full Description: The History Leadership Institute is distinctive because…

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