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  • Recorded Webinar: What is Visitors Count?

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    What is Visitors Count? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about Visitors Count!, a visitor survey program for medium to large history organizations. This event is presented by Cherie Cook.

    What is Visitors Count? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about Visitors Count!, a visitor survey program for medium to large history organizations. This event is presented by Cherie Cook. Ready to start surveying your visitors? 

    Enroll in Visitors Count by contacting AASLH Senior Programs Manager Cherie Cook at cook@aaslh.org

    More than 200 museums and sites have used AASLH’s Visitors Count! program to collect valuable data to better understand their visitors’ expectations. Visitors Count! is a visitor survey program for medium to large history organizations. The program uses a proven survey instrument and custom questions specific to a participating museum or historic site. By collecting accurate data and feedback, organizations can make informed decisions based on visitors’ wants and needs instead of assumptions. Watch this free informational webinar to learn more about the program and decide if Visitors Count! is right for your organization.

  • Recorded Webinar: Why History Matters: An Interview with Lynn Hunt

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/28/2018

    Why History Matters: An Interview with Lynn Hunt is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the whys and hows of making history relevant to society today. This event is presented by Lynn Hunt and Tim Grove.

    Why History Matters: An Interview with Lynn Hunt is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the whys and hows of making history relevant to society today. This event is presented by Lynn Hunt and Tim Grove. As a history practitioner you know history matters, but does anyone else? In this AASLH webinar interview, Lynn Hunt, author of History: Why It Mattersand Tim Grove, History Relevance member, discuss the whys and hows of making history relevant to society today.

    Details:

    RECORDING DATE: August 28, 2018

    COST: Free to all

    Description & Outcomes:

    This AASLH webinar presents an interview between author Lynn Hunt and History Relevance member Tim Grove about the whys and hows of communicating the relevance of history. Questions are drawn from Lynn's recent publication, History: Why It Matters. The webinar will include thirty minutes of interview and twenty minutes of Q&A with participants. 

    Sample Interview Questions

    • Why is now a perfect time to advocate for the relevance of history?
    • How can we get the public more comfortable with the provisional nature of history?
    • Where do oral tradition, material culture, and photography intersect with the factual record? 

    Participant Outcomes

    • Participants will gain new perspective on why history matters in 2018
    • Participants will gain new ideas for how to emphasize the value of history in their work and at their institution
    • Participants will use the perspectives and ideas shared in the webinar to shape their work moving forward

    Speakers:

    Lynn Hunt has her B.A. from Carleton College (1967) and her Ph.D. (1973) from Stanford University and as an emeritus professor now holds the title of Distinguished Research Professor at UCLA. Before going to UCLA as Eugen Weber Professor of Modern European History (1998-2013) she taught at the University of Pennsylvania (1987-1998) and UC Berkeley (1974-1987). She has authored, co-authored or edited books on the origins of human rights, the French Revolution, historical method and epistemology, time in history, the eighteenth century sources of religious toleration as well as the history of pornography and has co-authored textbooks on western civilization and the French Revolution. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. She was President of the American Historical Association in 2002 and awarded the Nancy Lyman Roelker Award for graduate mentorship by the American Historical Association in 2010. She won distinguished teaching awards at Berkeley (1977) and UCLA (2013). Her new textbook on the French Revolution and Napoleon, co-authored with Jack Censer, was published  in 2017, and her book on History: Why It Matters was published in 2018. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1991), Member of the American Philosophical Society (2003), and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2014).

    Tim Grove recently started Grove History Consulting after twenty years at the Smithsonian Institution. His focus is helping museums and history sites be more relevant to their audiences and produce more engaging products and programs. He's co-founder of the History Relevance initiative and program chair of the upcoming AASLH conference in Kansas City. He's also author of four books, including The Museum Educator's Manual and a career memoir, A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History. 

  • Recorded Webinar: Writing the Grant: What's the Process Like?

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    Writing the Grant: What's the Process Like? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the grant writing process for historical institutions. This event is presented by Sarah Sutton.

    Writing the Grant: What's the Process Like? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the grant writing process for historical institutions. This event is presented by Sarah Sutton. 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 attract grants, and you’ve organized your project well, then it’s time to write.  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! There’s no need to have a project or grant deadline yet, just an interest in helping your institution get its grant applications submitted!

    Leading this webinar is Sarah Sutton (you might know her as Sarah Brophy), a long-time independent museum professional working with historical societies, parks, gardens, zoos, and aquariums, helping them find good money for good projects. She is the author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready? Assessing Your Institution’s Readiness to Attract Grants and Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and History Museums, both part of AASLH’s History Series with Rowman & Littlefield Press.

  • StEPs Workbook

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    A 320-page spiral bound publication that offers self-assessment questions, performance indicators (Basic, Good, and Better), project lists, and more related to national museum standards. The workbook is divided into six sections: Mission, Vision, and Governance; Audience; Interpretation; Stewardship of Collections; Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes, and Management. Purchase of the workbook alone does not enroll you in the StEPs program. See https://learn.aaslh.org/products/steps-enrollment for more details. Note: Workbooks cannot be shipped to a PO Box; street address only.

    A 320-page spiral bound publication that offers self-assessment questions, performance indicators (Basic, Good, and Better), project lists, and more related to national museum standards. The workbook is divided into six sections: Mission, Vision, and Governance; Audience; Interpretation; Stewardship of Collections; Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes, and Management.

    Purchase of the workbook alone does not enroll you in the StEPs program. See https://learn.aaslh.org/produc... for more details.

  • Technical Leaflet 173: Historical Archaeology as a Tool for Researching and Interpreting Historic Sites

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    Historical Archaeology as a Tool for Researching and Interpreting Historic Sites is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #173 by Lu Ann De Cunzo tackles the value of historical archaeology as a tool for historic interpretation.

    Historical Archaeology as a Tool for Researching and Interpreting Historic Sites is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #173 by Lu Ann De Cunzo tackles the value of historical archaeology as a tool for historic interpretation. Historical archaeology consists of two principle activities, a technique and a tool for interpretation. Lu Ann De Cunzo explains the value of historical archaeology as a tool for historic interpretation with examples of interpretative themes that contextualize findings from historic sites. Also included is an outline for developing and implementing an archaeological management plan.

  • Technical Leaflet 175: A Systemized Approach to Exhibit Production Management

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    A Systemized Approach to Exhibit Production Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #175 by Kevin Britz tackles the progression of exhibit development and the management of exhibit teams.

    A Systemized Approach to Exhibit Production Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #175 by Kevin Britz tackles the progression of exhibit development and the management of exhibit teams. The "Team Approach" is a presented as a new idea to the museum field compared to the individual projects most museum professionals were used to traditionally. Britz presents two ideal management techniques borrowed from the business world for exhibit planning and implementation, the Milestone Review Technique and the Project Evaluation and Review Technique/Critical Path Method. Implementation phases of project management conclude the leaflet. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 6, Exhibit Planning.

  • Technical Leaflet 176: Documentation Practices in Historical Collections

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    Documentation Practices in Historical Collections is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #176 by Patricia Gordon Michael tackles AASLH's Common Agenda Program that commissioned a survey of history museums to assess the state of documentation of collections in historical institutions throughout the United States.

    Documentation Practices in Historical Collections is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #176 by Patricia Gordon Michael tackles AASLH's Common Agenda Program that commissioned, in the spring of 1990, a survey of history museums to assess the state of documentation of collections in historical institutions throughout the United States. The report contains results from nearly 900 history museums and historic houses and shows numerous gaps in the documentation of objects. Charts and graphs provide visuals for the level of documentation activities, staff time and funding allocated to documentation, and the nature of the institutions. The report's narrative explains the visuals while anecdotes from museum professionals provide perspectives for the gaps in documentation practices. The results show that historical collections are inadequately documented and explain the reasons for this lack of documentation. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 10, Collections Management.

  • Technical Leaflet 179: Archival Materials in the History Museum

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    Archival Materials in the History Museum is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #179 by Paul Eisloeffel and Lisa Gavin provides guidance for historical societies owning archival collections.

    Archival Materials in the History Museum is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #179 by Paul Eisloeffel and Lisa Gavin provides guidance for historical societies owning archival collections. They begin by explaining what can be considered archival and the unique way these should be organized compared to objects. Tips for accessioning an archival collection show museum professionals how to incorporate historical documents into their current cataloging system and the difference in numbering these pieces of the collection. A sample catalog worksheet provides a useful model for cataloging archival materials. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 1, Archive Basics.

  • Technical Leaflet 180: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #180 by Mary Miley Theobald and Henry T. Tucker, Jr. explains how the ADA affected museum's hiring practices and the design of museum buildings.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #180 by Mary Miley Theobald and Henry T. Tucker, Jr. explains how the ADA affected museum's hiring practices and the design of museum buildings. Guidelines establish what questions are no longer appropriate to ask on employment applications, health insurance coverage, and the expectations for employees to ask for reasonable accommodations. This leaflet also discusses the standards new museum buildings should follow and the alterations museums should make to their facilities for ADA compliance. Particular attention is focused on what alterations are expected in historic structures and what is permissible due to grandfather clauses.

  • Technical Leaflet 181: Wood Floor Management

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    Wood Floor Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #181 by Michael W. Purser tackles a primer on how to create a management plan for caring for this commonly used material.

    Wood Floor Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #181 by Michael W. Purser tackles a primer on how to create a management plan for caring for this commonly used material. He provides step-by-step guidelines for planning, including inventorying all areas, identifying the problems with the floor, determining the project objective, stabilizing the interior environment, and evaluating the economics of options. Also included is an overview of the potential courses of actions. Each course of action is defined and described with a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 17, Historic House Care and Presentation.