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  • Produced by AASLH's Public History Research Lab, this report assesses changes in in-person visitation from 2019 to 2020. It also describes the impact of COVID-19 on history organizations.

    Produced by AASLH's Public History Research Lab, this report assesses changes in in-person visitation from 2019 to 2020. It also describes the impact of COVID-19 on history organizations.

    Cancellation/Refunds for onsite workshops must be submitted in writing via email to learn@aaslh.org or mail to 2021 21st Ave S., Suite 320 Nashville, TN 37212. Cancellations made prior to the early-bird registration deadline date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made between the early-bird deadline date and eight days prior to the workshop will be subject to a $55 processing/materials charge. No refunds will be given within seven days of the workshop date. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

    Cancellations/Refunds for online professional development (webinars and online courses) must be submitted in writing via email to learn@aaslh.org or mail to 2021 21st Ave S., Suite 320 Nashville, TN 37212. Cancellations made prior to the start date for the online course or the day of the webinar will be given a full refund. No refund will be given after the start date for the online course or on/after the day of the webinar. Registrants may transfer their registration to another person. Registrations cannot be transferred between courses or course sessions. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed or emailed but never received.

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  • Includes a Live Web Event on 11/04/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    NOV. 4, 2022 | 11 - 11:45 AM ET | Join us online for the 2022 Annual Business Meeting of the association. We’ll update you on the state of AASLH and the field and welcome new Council members while recognizing those who have served. Bring your questions for AASLH Chair Norman Burns, President & CEO John Dichtl, Secretary Dina Bailey, and Treasurer Rebekah Beaulieu.

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    Join us online for the 2022 Annual Business Meeting of the association on Friday, November 4, 11 AM Eastern. We’ll update you on the state of AASLH and the field and welcome new Council members while recognizing those who have served. Bring your questions for AASLH Chair Norman Burns, President & CEO John Dichtl, Secretary Dina Bailey, and Treasurer Rebekah Beaulieu. 

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    DATE: November 4, 2022

    TIME: 11:00 - 11:45 am EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

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    We will record this event. Real-time captioning is provided for the live event. 

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    Norman Burns

    Chair, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

    President and CEO, Conner Prairie Museum

    Email: nburns@connerprairie.org

    Norman Burns, President and CEO of Conner Prairie Museum in Fishers, Indiana, has been actively involved in museum administration and entrepreneurial leadership, fund raising, preservation, conservation, education, and cultural heritage tourism for over 34 years. As the CEO and Executive Director of six different historic properties and general museums in Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana, he has successfully developed nationally recognized-award winning programs, and created innovative approaches and compelling visions for operating history and general museums. Burns has served on various boards and committees for local, state, regional, and national cultural organizations including  AAM Accreditation and MAP programs, and is the Chair for the American Association for State and Local History. 

     

    John Dichtl

    President and CEO

    American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

    Email: dichtl@aaslh.org

    John Dichtl became AASLH President & CEO in 2015. Prior to that he was the executive director of the National Council on Public History (NCPH) for nine years, and worked for the Organization of American Historians for fourteen years as deputy director and in several other roles. John received his MA and PhD in early American history from Indiana University, and from 2006 to 2015 was an adjunct faculty member of the history department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Before graduate school he worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. He is a 2004 graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration, a program that stems from an AASLH partnership with the Indiana Historical Society and other organizations. John helped to found the History Relevance Campaign, the International Federation for Public History, and is active in the National Coalition for History.

    Dina Bailey

    Secretary, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

    CEO, Mountain Top Vision

    Dina Bailey is the CEO of Mountain Top Vision, a consulting company that works with organizations on trainings and strategic initiatives that support more inclusive communities. She has been the Director of Methodology and Practice for the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, the inaugural Director of Educational Strategies at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Director of Museum Experiences at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and a high school English teacher at Pike High School. Dina holds a Bachelors in Middle and Secondary Education, a Masters in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies. She has been an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and has been published in both the formal education and museum fields. Dina is proud to be the Secretary of the American Association for State and Local History, the Board Chair of Next Generation Men and Women, and the Chair-Elect of the American Alliance of Museums’ Education Committee. 

    ​Rebekah Beaulieu

    Treasurer, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

    AASLH Online Course Instructor

    Email: becky@flogris.org

    Rebekah Beaulieu, Ph.D. is the Director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She is an Accreditation Commissioner for the American Alliance of Museums and an active Peer Reviewer for AAM’s Accreditation/MAP programs, IMLS, and the NEH; and is chair of AAM’s Historic Houses and Sites Professional Network, vice-president of the New England Museum Association, and a board member of Connecticut Humanities. She has also served on the faculty of AASLH’s History Leadership Institute and is the author of Financial Fundamentals for Historic House Museums (2017). Beaulieu holds an undergraduate degree in American Studies and Art History from the George Washington University, Masters degrees in Art History and Museum Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and a doctorate in American Studies from Boston University, with a dissertation a the study of financial models in historic house museums.

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  • ​The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

    The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

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  • ​The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

    The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

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  • ​The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

    The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

    If you have any questions, please contact AASLH Professional Development staff at 615-320-3203 or learn@aaslh.org

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  • REVISED 2018

    Overview

    AASLH Statement of Standards and Ethics

    The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a membership organization comprised of individuals, agencies, and organizations acting in the public trust, engaged in the practice of history, and representing many disciplines and professions. AASLH expects its members, employees, and elected officials to abide by the ethical and performance standards adopted by all appropriate discipline-based and professional organizations. The association and its members are to comply with all laws, regulations, and applicable international conventions. The association and its members are expected to take affirmative steps to maintain their integrity so as to warrant public confidence. The ethical statements and related professional standards in this statement are provided for the guidance of all AASLH members and those in the field of history organizations. 

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    REVISED DATE: 2018

    COST: FREE

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  • History News 2022 Volume 77, #1. History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News 2022 Volume 77, #1

    Table of Contents: History in Progress by Avi Decter, Carl Siracusa, and Ken Yellis; The Whole is Greater by James Banner Jr.; Teaching Buried History: Connecting Teachers and Cemeteries by Jeffrey Smith; Museum Collecting in the Age of Black Lives Matter by Charles E. Bethea; Centering Untapped Communities in Your Volunteer Strategy by Emily Dobish and Maria Islas-Lopez; For the Love of Lighthouses by Sara Anne Hook and Peter Manting; Award Winner Spotlight: Cache Celebration of Women's Suffrage; Doing History with Moonshot Museum; Technical Leaflet #297: The Resilient Museum: Strategies to Address Challenging Realities.

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  • History News 2022 Volume 77, #2. History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News 2022 Volume 77, #2

    Table of Contents: History in Progress by Avi Decter and Ken Yellis; Conservation Goes Digital: Restoring the 1812 Providence Theatre Drop Scene by Francis Frost; Preserving Affordable Housing in Savannah by Susan Adler; Bringing Collections into Classrooms with Museums for Digital Learning by Sara Myers, Laura Bradley, Lileas Maier, and Melissa de Bie; The 2021 AASLH Membership Survey by John Dichtl; Award Winner Spotlight: Digging Into History: WWI Trench Restoration in Seicheprey, France; Doing History with the History in Our Parks Affinity Community; Technical Leaflet #298: Researching a Rebrand for Your History Organization by Jane Mitchell Eliasof. 

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  • History News Article: "And the Survey Says: History is the Foundation for a Stronger Future" (HN 2020, 75 #1)

    History News Article

    Title: "And the Survey Says: History is the Foundation for a Stronger Future" by Norman Burns

    Issue: History News 2020 Volume 75, #1

    Description: This article overviews the findings of Conner Prairie’s commissioned national survey to discover Americans’ views on the relevance of history and the role of museums in society today. Statistics included in the article address the value and relevance of history in building a better future; the ways Americans want to engage with history at museums; museums as a forum for civics education; the importance of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access; generational views on history; and words Americans used to describe museums. This article closes with conclusions drawn from the survey and how museums can use the results to engage our communities and enact positive change.

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    About History News

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. It exists to foster publication, scholarly research, and an open forum for discussion of best practices, applicable theories, and professional experiences pertinent to the field of state and local history. A History News subscription is a benefit of AASLH membership. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet

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    Norman Burns

    Chair, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

    President and CEO, Conner Prairie Museum

    Email: nburns@connerprairie.org

    Norman Burns, President and CEO of Conner Prairie Museum in Fishers, Indiana, has been actively involved in museum administration and entrepreneurial leadership, fund raising, preservation, conservation, education, and cultural heritage tourism for over 34 years. As the CEO and Executive Director of six different historic properties and general museums in Tennessee, Virginia and Indiana, he has successfully developed nationally recognized-award winning programs, and created innovative approaches and compelling visions for operating history and general museums. Burns has served on various boards and committees for local, state, regional, and national cultural organizations including  AAM Accreditation and MAP programs, and is the Chair for the American Association for State and Local History. 

     

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  • History News Article: "Museum Collecting in the Age of Black Lives Matter" (HN 2022, 77 #1)

    History News Article

    Title: "Museum Collecting in the Age of Black Lives Matter" by Charles E. Bethea

    Issue: History News 2022 Volume 77, #1

    Description: This article discusses inclusive collections policies, the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement on museums, and contemporary collecting initiatives at the Chicago History Museum that seek to better reflect their communities and their needs and concerns. 

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    ​Charles E. Bethea

    Andrew W. Mellon Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs

    Chicago History Museum

    Charles E. Bethea is the Andrew W. Mellon Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Chicago History Museum. He has worked in museums for more than twenty-five years in several positions including education, curatorial, and administration. 

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