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  • AASLH 250th Planning Status Report (2018)

    ​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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  • AASLH 250th Planning Status Report (2019)

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

    The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

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  • AASLH 250th Planning Status Report (2020)

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

    The latest update on AASLH's 250th planning.

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  • AASLH Meeting of the Membership

    Includes a Live Web Event on 09/30/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    SEPT. 30, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM ET | Join us online for the 2021 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.

    Description

    Join us online for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting of the association on Thursday, September 30, 3 PM 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: September 30, 2021

    TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

    ACCESS: You will be provided with instructions on how to access the live event upon registration.

    Recording and Captioning

    We will record this event. Access the recording in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recording in their Dashboard.

    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)

    Director, Florence Griswold Museum

    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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  • AASLH Statement of Standards and Ethics

    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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  • Book Talk: Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures

    Includes a Live Web Event on 08/10/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    AUG. 10, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM ET | Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures brings together historic objects, documents, artwork, and the natural and built environments to tell the full story of this important event in American history. The American Civil War still matters because the war—its causes and its consequences— continue to influence America as a nation today. Through 50 fascinating historic items, this book discusses the causes and impacts of the war, slavery and its expansion, battlefield and homefront stories, technological and medical innovations, and the ordinary people caught up this massive national conflict. Join Dr. Julie Holcomb, Associate Professor in Museum Studies at Baylor University, as she shares some of the stories found in the pages of her recent AASLH book Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures.

    Book Talk Description

    Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures brings together historic objects, documents, artwork, and the natural and built environments to tell the full story of this important event in American history. The American Civil War still matters because the war—its causes and its consequences— continue to influence America as a nation today. Through 50 fascinating historic items, this book discusses the causes and impacts of the war, slavery and its expansion, battlefield and homefront stories, technological and medical innovations, and the ordinary people caught up this massive national conflict. Join Dr. Julie Holcomb, Associate Professor in Museum Studies at Baylor University, as she shares some of the stories found in the pages of her recent AASLH book Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures.

    Learning Outcomes

    • How to use material culture to tell historical events
    • How to research material culture objects
    • How the objects were selected and how those decisions shaped the resulting narrative of the Civil War
    • How to present complicated topics, such as the American Civil War, through the use of objects

    Details

    DATE: August 10, 2021

    TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

    COST: $5 AASLH Members / $15 Nonmembers

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    We will record this event. Access the Recorded Webinar in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recording in their Dashboard.

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    Julie Holcomb

    Associate Professor in Museum Studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas

    Julie Holcomb is Associate Professor in Museum Studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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    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.

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

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  • Book Talk: Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens

    Includes a Live Web Event on 10/19/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    OCT. 19, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM ET | Kristin Gallas, co-editor of Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites (2014), discusses her new book Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens (Oct. 2021) and the importance of creating appropriate programming for all ages on this essential topic. Developing successful experiences—school programs, field trips, family tours—about slavery is more than just historical research and some hands-on activities. It requires empathy, respect, and willingness to engage in dialogue with young learners. Join the author as she shares findings from her research and answers questions about creating brave spaces for interpretation.

    Book Talk Description

    Kristin Gallas, co-editor of Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites (2014), discusses her new book Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens (Oct. 2021) and the importance of creating appropriate programming for all ages on this essential topic. Developing successful experiences—school programs, field trips, family tours—about slavery is more than just historical research and some hands-on activities. It requires empathy, respect, and willingness to engage in dialogue with young learners. Join the author as she shares findings from her research and answers questions about creating brave spaces for interpretation.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand why interpreting slavery with young audiences is appropriate and necessary, and how it differs from adult programming
    • Understand how physical, emotional, intellectual, and social engagement are all integral to the learning experience
    • Learn how to discuss implementing interpretation at your site with other staff and board

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    DATE: October 19, 2021

    TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

    COST: $5 AASLH Members / $15 Nonmembers

    ACCESS: You will be provided with instructions on how to access the live event upon registration.

    Recording and Captioning

    We will record this event. Access the Recorded Webinar in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recording in their Dashboard.

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    Kristin Gallas

    Kristin facilitates workshops for museums and historic sites on developing comprehensive and conscientious interpretation of slavery and speaks regularly at conferences. Clients include: George Mason’s Gunston Hall, multiple National Park Service sites, Historic Philadelphia, Morven Museum and Garden, Royall House and Slave Quarters, and Whitney Plantation. She is the co-editor, with James DeWolf Perry, of "Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites," and author of articles on best practices in the interpretation of slavery. Kristin holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary history education from University of Vermont and a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University.

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    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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  • History News Autumn 2017

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. Table of Contents: On Doing Local History by Carol Kammen; The Whole is Greater by LaNesha Debardelaben; The Value of History by Sarah Sutton; Book Reviews by Gretchen Jennings and David M. Grabitskie; Putting History to Work by Bruce W. Dearstyne; Into the Storeroom by Steven Lubar; Bending the Future of Historic Preservation by Max Page and Marla Miller; Giving in America: A History of Philanthropy. Autumn 2017.

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  • History News Autumn 2019

    History News Autumn 2019 Volume 74, #4. History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet. 

    History News Autumn 2019 Volume 74, #4

    Table of Contents: On Local History: Helping our Communities Understand Themselves by Carol Kammen; The Whole is Greater: What Are We Waiting For? by John Fleming; Never Free But Never Caught: The Story of Ona Judge by Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar; Incarceration and Public History: The 2019 AASLH Annual Meeting Plenary by Susan Burton, Dr. Talitha LeFlouria, and Sean Kelley; Lessons and Questions from the 2019 National Visitation Report by John Garrison Marks; Inconvenient Misconceptions: When Fundraising is Hard(er) by Jamie Simek, Jennifer Hiatt, David Janssen, and Jeff Matsuoka; Award Winner Spotlight: Exploring Public Memory in North Carolina by Christy Crisp; Book Reviews: Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice (rev. Rebekah Beaulieu); Preservation and Place: Historic Preservation by and of LGBTQ Communities in the United States (rev. Gregory Samantha Rosenthal); Doing History with new AASLH Council Members; Technical Leaflet #288: Advocating for Your Organization with Local Government by Sean Blinn

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  • History News Autumn 2020

    History News Autumn 2020 Volume 75, #4. History News is the official magazine of AASLH. Each quarterly issue includes featured articles, regular columns, and a Technical Leaflet.

    History News Summer 2020 Volume 75, #4

    Table of Contents: History in Progress: Digital Engagement Beyond Social Media by Brooke Garcia; The Whole is Greater: Democratizing Curation with TENACITY by Beth Maloney, Kate Egner Gruber, Rahul Gupta, and Evelyn Orantes; Stand Up, Don’t Stand By: History Work as Solution by Christy Coleman; Naturally Beautiful: Finding Environmental Advocacy in a Historic House Museum by Michelle Fitzgerald, Julia Rose, and Ian Waggoner; Centering Truths, Not So Evident: Reimagining the Santa Fe Soldiers’ Monument by Estevan Rael-Gálvez, Ph.D.; Valuing History Collections by the AASLH Standards and Ethics Committee; Award Winner Spotlight: Three Sites Explore Community Connections to America’s Prisons by Christy Crisp; Book Reviews: QuiltSpeak: Uncovering Women's Voices through Quilts by Diana Bell-Kite; Kōkua Aku, Kōkua Mai: Chiefs, Missionaries, and Five Transformations of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Thomas Woods (ed.); Doing History with Cree language teacher Belinda (kakiyosew) Daniels; Technical Leaflet #292: Museums as Polling Sites: How Your Organization Can Serve Voters by Charles A. Hyde. 

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