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December 2017

State Historical Administrators’ Meeting (SHAM)

December 15 @ 8:00 am - December 17 @ 5:00 pm

State Historical Administrators’ Meeting (SHAM) December 15-17, 2017 Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN SHAM was created for and is composed of leaders in the field of public history—heads of the state historical societies (both public and private), state museums, state historic preservation offices, and state archives. Registration is by invitation only. Contact AASLH President John Dichtl (dichtl@aaslh.org) for more information.

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January 2018

New Member Orientation

January 10, 2018
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: January 10, 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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Online Course: Leadership and Administration in History Organizations

January 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
$195 - $295

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. Details: Dates: January 22-March 23, 2018 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Register Full Online Course Description: During the eight weeks of this course, modules will cover governance and administrative structures, nonprofit status and the public trust, mission and vision,…

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Online Course: Developing Exhibitions (Two Part Course)

January 22, 2018 - March 23, 2018
$195 - $295

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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Webinar: Caring for Paper Collections

January 23, 2018
$40 - $65

Paper artifacts are sensitive materials that require special housing to ensure their longevity. This webinar will examine suitable housing supplies, environmental parameters for storage, proper labeling techniques, and safe handling techniques. Common issues with condition and identification of different types of damage will also be discussed. Register Details: Date: Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EASTERN (Be sure to adjust for your time zone!) Cost: $40 members/$65 nonmembers Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact…

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Online Course: Collections Management

January 29, 2018 - March 30, 2018
$195 - $295

This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects. Register Details: January 29-March 30, 2018 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Registration limited to 30 people Register Full Online Course Description: This eight week course will introduce…

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February 2018

New Member Orientation

February 7, 2018
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: February 7, 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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Online Course: Basics of Archives

February 26, 2018 - March 30, 2018
$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: February 26-March 30, 2018 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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March 2018

Workshop: Exhibit Makeovers

March 5, 2018 - March 6, 2018
Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215 United States
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$230 - $345

Interpretive exhibits bring objects, images, and ideas to life for visitors through storytelling, diverse presentation media, and learning opportunities that engage multiple types of intelligence. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of exhibit planning, organization, text writing, and design. Drawing on resources of the host institution, working hands-on in small groups, you’ll experiment with ways to make exhibit content meaningful and memorable for visitors. Register Date: March 5-6, 2018 Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book…

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New Member Orientation

March 7, 2018
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: March 7, 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: Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions

March 15, 2018 - March 16, 2018
Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207-1168 United States
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$230 - $345

This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators. Participants will leave the workshop with information and materials they can take back to their organizations to adapt and apply.Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning…

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April 2018

Workshop: Collections Management and Practices

April 9, 2018 - April 10, 2018
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 710 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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$230 - $345

Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Register Details: Date: April 9-10, 2018 Location:  Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Santa Fe, NM Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by March 9, 2018!* Register Workshop Description: Learn about your institution’s responsibility toward its collection, necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. Through lively group discussions and hands-on activities, you will become familiar with…

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Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

April 16, 2018 - June 15, 2018
$195 - $295

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. Register Details:  Format: Online Course Dates: April 16- June 15, 2017 Cost: $195 AASLH Members/ $295 Nonmembers Register Full Online Course Description: This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how…

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Workshop: Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

April 23, 2018 - April 24, 2018
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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$230 - $340

Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and programming  needed to create engaging, educational, and successful collections-based programming. Register Date: April 23-24, 2018 Cost: $230 AASLH members/$345 nonmembers *Get $40 off registration if you book by March 23, 2018!* Location: New Hampshire Historical Society | Concord, NH Register Description: Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and…

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June 2018

Workshop: Reinventing the Historic House Museum

June 8, 2018
Hawks Inn and Delafield History Center, 426 Wells St
Delafield, WI 53018 United States
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$50

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, 2018 - June 12, 2018
The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum, 15415 Don Julian Road
City of Industry, CA 91745 United States
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$230 - $345

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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Workshop: Collections Camp: Military Collections

June 20, 2018 - June 22, 2018
U.S. Army Transportation Museum, 300 Washington BLVD
Newport News, VA 23604 United States
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$260 - $300

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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August 2018

2018 Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference

August 27, 2018 - August 30, 2018

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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October 2018

Developing History Leaders @SHA (Seminar for Historical Administration): Class of 2018

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, 46202 United States
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Developing History Leaders @SHA is the premier professional development opportunity for leaders in history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, 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 27-November 16, 2018 Cost: $3,500 Location: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN Full Description: SHA is distinctive because it combines depth—three weeks of engagement in deep…

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