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  • Recorded Webinar: 2017 OLC - Engaging Programs = Engaging Communities?

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    Engaging Programs = Engaging Communities? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about steps to help you engage more effectively with your local community. This event is presented by Max A. van Balgooy, Christian Cotz, Dawn DiPrince, and Ken Turino and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings.

    Engaging Programs = Engaging Communities? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about steps to help you engage more effectively with your local community. This event is presented by Max A. van Balgooy, Christian Cotz, Dawn DiPrince, and Ken Turino and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings. History museums and historic sites are always part of a community, but what makes a community want to engage with it? This session will explore three different approaches as well as develop a set of practical steps to help you engage more effectively with your local community.

    Max A. van Balgooy, President, Engaging Places LLC

    Christian Cotz, Director of Education & Visitor Engagement, Montpelier

    Dawn DiPrince, Founder and Leader, Museum of Memory Project

    Ken Turino, Adjunct Professor, Tufts University

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2017 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2017 OLC - Field Services Alliance Tips: Caring for Collections on a Budget

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    Field Services Alliance Tips: Caring for Collections on a Budget is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about budget-friendly practices for collections care, exhibition, and disaster planning. This event is presented by Karen DePauw, Samantha Forsko, and Janice Klein and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings.

    Field Services Alliance Tips: Caring for Collections on a Budget is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about budget-friendly practices for collections care, exhibition, and disaster planning. This event is presented by Karen DePauw, Samantha Forsko, and Janice Klein and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings. Every museum works within the confines of a budget.  We all know the best practices and what we should do for our organizations, but the question stopping us is usually: How?  Join us for a series of tips and tricks addressing budget-friendly practices for collections care, exhibition, and disaster planning.

    Karen DePauw, Coordinator, Local History Services, Indiana Historical Society

    Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

    Janice Klein, Executive Director, Museum Association of Arizona

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2017 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2017 OLC - Historic Preservation Never Ends: Maintenance for Historic Buildings

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    Historic Preservation Never Ends: Maintenance for Historic Buildings is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about proper preservation stewardship for your museum. This event is presented by Evelyn Montgomery, Ron Siebler, and Joshua Torrance and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings.

    Historic Preservation Never Ends: Maintenance for Historic Buildings is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about proper preservation stewardship for your museum. This event is presented by Evelyn Montgomery, Ron Siebler, and Joshua Torrance and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings. A historic building expresses the tangible past like few other artifacts can-but needs its own collections care. Learn proper preservation stewardship for your museum: the basics of routine maintenance, working with construction professionals, the guiding ideas of preservation and how to inform stakeholders about the processes and costs involved.

    Evelyn Montgomery, Director of Collections, Exhibits and Preservation, Dallas Heritage Village
    Ron Siebler, Historic Preservationist
    Joshua Torrance

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2017 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX

  • Recorded Webinar: 2017 OLC - Innovative Audience Engagement from Outside the Museum Bubble

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    Innovative Audience Engagement from Outside the Museum Bubble is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about using creative thinking strategies to brainstorm intersections with museum work and techniques our field might adapt or borrow. This event is presented by Beth Maloney and Andrea Jones and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings.

    Innovative Audience Engagement from Outside the Museum Bubble is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about using creative thinking strategies to brainstorm intersections with museum work and techniques our field might adapt or borrow. This event is presented by Beth Maloney and Andrea Jones and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings. What techniques and practices from outside the “museum bubble” inspire us to push the boundaries of audience engagement? After reviewing innovative experiences from “non-museum” organizations that meaningfully connect audiences and content, we’ll use creative thinking strategies to brainstorm intersections with museum work and techniques our field might adapt or borrow.

    Beth Maloney, Director of Interpretation, Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Andrea Jones, Educator

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2017 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2017 OLC - Seeking Absent Voices: Inclusion and Relevance

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    Seeking Absent Voices: Inclusion and Relevance is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about including voices that are absent from your current interpretation. This event is presented by Steve Boyd-Smith and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings.

    Seeking Absent Voices: Inclusion and Relevance is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about including voices that are absent from your current interpretation. This event is presented by Steve Boyd-Smith and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings. Your institution may be missing its full potential. Be motivated to build relationships in your communities and to collect and convey the stories you’re missing. Observe the value of digging deeper. Learn tools for meaningful engagement. And be forewarned of challenges you will face if you open this door.

    Chair: Steve Boyd-Smith, Manager of Interpretation and Design, 106 Group, St. Paul, MN

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2017 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

  • Recorded Webinar: 2017 OLC - The Art of Saying 'No': Declining Collections Gifts Gracefully

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    The Art of Saying 'No': Declining Collections Gifts Gracefully is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to say no gracefully, why a collections policy is their ally, and how to suggest alternative homes for the items. This event is presented by Aimee E. Newell and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings.

    The Art of Saying 'No': Declining Collections Gifts Gracefully is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to say no gracefully, why a collections policy is their ally, and how to suggest alternative homes for the items. This event is presented by Aimee E. Newell and is part of the 2017 Online Conference recordings. Saying no to potential donations is a difficult part of collections work. Yet this skill is essential to maintaining relevance and sustainability. Participants will learn how to say no gracefully, why a collections policy is their ally, and how to suggest alternative homes for the items.

    Chair: Aimee E. Newell, PhD, Executive Director, Luzerne County Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre, PA

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2017 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.

  • Recorded Webinar: Are You Ready for Volunteers?

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    Are You Ready for Volunteers? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have. This event is presented by Bethany Hawkins.

    Are You Ready for Volunteers? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have. This event is presented by Bethany Hawkins. Many volunteer programs have existed with little or no formal processes and assessments in place. Often, there is no paid staff member who manages the volunteer program. The result is that the programs are often not well run, translating into high volunteer turnover, anemic buy-in from the organization's management and staff, and ultimately, low program success. This webinar will address how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have.

  • Recorded Webinar: Are You Ready for Volunteers?

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    Are You Ready for Volunteers? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have.

    Are You Ready for Volunteers? is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about  how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have. Many volunteer programs have existed with little or no formal processes and assessments in place. Often, there is no paid staff member who manages the volunteer program. The result is that the programs are often not well run, translating into high volunteer turnover, anemic buy-in from the organization’s management and staff, and ultimately, low program success. This webinar will address how to plan for a volunteer program at your history organization or how to improve the program that you currently have.

  • Recorded Webinar: Best Practices for Developing History Internships

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    Best Practices for Developing History Internships is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about tips and strategies for creating an internship program that both you and your interns will get something out of.

    Best Practices for Developing History Internships is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about tips and strategies for creating an internship program that both you and your interns will get something out of. Creating an internship program at your historic site can not only benefit your organization, but should also benefit your interns and lets you help develop the next generation of history professionals. We’ll cover the ethics of internships, best practices for managing interns, and a look at some common challenges and possible solutions. You’ll leave with ideas you can use at every organization, no matter its size.

  • Recorded Webinar: Bringing the Past to the Present Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites & Museums

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    Bringing the Past to the Present Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites & Museums is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. This event is presented by Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson.

    Bringing the Past to the Present Contemporary Issues at Historic Sites & Museums is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. This event is presented by Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson. Are you interested in connecting your site’s history with a current issue? Or wondering how you can use your site to spark dialogue and encourage visitors to take action? Or to navigate sensitive conversations with co-workers and visitors who might be resistant to discussing contemporary topics? This interactive webinar will explore how historic sites and museums can bring contemporary issues to light at their sites. Using Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site as a case study, speakers Lauren Zalut and Annie Anderson will discuss their work linking the past and the present through the stories of incarceration. The presenters will discuss their site’s progression from solely interpreting the past to interpreting both historic and current events. They will also provide participants with a toolkit of actionable steps and resources that can be scaled up or down, depending on the size of each participant’s site.