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  • Recorded Webinar: From the Ground Up: Creating and Building a Culture of Evaluation (2018 OLC)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/27/2018

    From the Ground Up: Creating and Building a Culture of Evaluation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar discusses how to create a culture of evaluation at your site. This event is presented by Sena Dawes, Patience Baach, and Katharine Wood, and is part of the 2018 Online Conference recordings.

    How can you go from having no evaluation to creating a culture of evaluation? This webinar explores three internal evaluators and how their positions came to be, how they have built evaluation capacity in their museums, consequences of evaluating and not evaluating, and ways to start incorporating evaluation into your own work.

    RECORDED DATE: September 27, 2018

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2018 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.

  • Recorded Webinar: Get Ready to Plan Strategically!

    Contains 11 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/25/2019

    Get Ready to Plan Strategically! is an AASLH Continuing Education webinar presented by speaker Anne Ackerson and recorded on June 25, 2019. This webinar cuts through the mystery and (perceived) misery of planning to introduce participants to the process and language of strategic planning. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in the topic of strategic planning. This is StEPs Lab 18.

    Strategic planning can be a daunting task for many organizations. Lack of time or resources are frequently cited barriers to planning, yet having no mission-driven direction tied to performance measures is risky. This 90-minute webinar will cut through the mystery and (perceived) misery of planning to introduce participants to the process and language of strategic planning. 

    In “Get Ready to Plan Strategically!” guest speaker Anne Ackerson will discuss the important preparations necessary for meaningful and productive strategic planning. She will also present models for strategic plan formats, address community input and visioning.  

    This AASLH webinar is part of the StEPs Lab webinar series offered to both StEPs participants and all others interested in the topic of strategic planning. Applying what you learn in a StEPs Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. Learn more about StEPs, AASLH’s self-study, self-paced assessment program designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions.  

    This is StEPs Lab 18.

    Details:

    RECORDED DATE: June 25, 2019

    COST: $15 Members / $30 Nonmembers

    Participant Outcomes:

    After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

    • Understand the difference between strategic and long range planning;
    • Learn other planning definitions like vision, goals, objectives, and tasks and understand the importance of being unified and consistent in the terms your planning group will use;
    • Learn what needs to be done before board, staff, and others gather for the first strategic planning session;
    • Understand that there are a variety of strategic plan formats and your organization should choose one that meets its needs, and
    • Be inspired to trust in the strategic planning process, see it through to the completion of the plan, and use it!

    Speaker:

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    Anne Ackerson is co-author with Joan H. Baldwin of the publications Women in the Museum: Lessons from the Workplace and Leadership Matters: Conversations with History Museum Leaders. Ackerson is also a co-founder of the Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM).

  • Recorded Webinar: Getting Sexy at Historic Sites (2018 OLC)

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/27/2018

    Getting Sexy at Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education free recorded webinar. This webinar discusses how to incorporate the history of sexuality into museums and historic sites. This event is presented by Susan Ferentinos, Angela Smith, and Kaci Lynn Johnson, and is part of the 2018 Online Conference recordings.

    Let's talk about sex. From physical intimacy to courtship to sex work to changing sexual norms, incorporating the history of sexuality into museums and historic sites allows us to explore questions of societal power, create perspectives on modern sexual politics, and increase audiences. But how can organizations incorporate this topic in a way that is historically accurate and respectful, rather than simply prurient? Join the speakers in a conversation about how to do just that.

    RECORDED DATE: September 27, 2018

    COST: FREE

    This webinar was recorded as part of the 2018 Online Conference for the Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO.

  • Recorded Webinar: Grappling with Confederate Monuments and Iconography

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/28/2016

    March 28, 2016 | The tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in June 2015 precipitated a national outcry against the Confederate flag. State leaders in Alabama and South Carolina removed it from capitol grounds. Walmart and other retailers discontinued merchandise bearing the flag. Meanwhile, the controversy expanded to include Confederate monuments and statues. In this webinar, AASLH’s Bob Beatty moderates a discussion with author and public historian Kevin Levin, Gordon Jones of the Atlanta History Center, and Dina Bailey of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to learn how the field of state and local history can respond.

    The tragic shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in June 2015 precipitated a national outcry against the Confederate flag. State leaders in Alabama and South Carolina removed it from capitol grounds. Walmart and other retailers discontinued merchandise bearing the flag. Meanwhile, the controversy expanded to include Confederate monuments and statues. In this webinar, AASLH’s Bob Beatty moderates a discussion with author and public historian Kevin Levin, Gordon Jones of the Atlanta History Center, and Dina Bailey of the Center for Civil and Human Rights to learn how the field of state and local history can respond.

    RECORDED DATE: March 28, 2016

  • Recorded Webinar: Growing Things: Case Studies in Interpreting Agriculture

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Growing Things: Case Studies in Interpreting Agriculture is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about successes in linking site-specific and culturally distinct stories to the big topic of agriculture.

    Growing Things: Case Studies in Interpreting Agriculture is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about successes in linking site-specific and culturally distinct stories to the big topic of agriculture. Farm to fork – Community Supported Agriculture – Locally sourced foods. Any AASLH member can find ways to connect their institution to these hot topics. Presenters in this webinar share their successes in linking site-specific and culturally distinct stories to the big topic of agriculture. They show that place matters, that nature and the environment provide a foundation to interpret farming, and that institutions from historic houses and historical societies to metro parks (rural, urban, and suburban) have the resources to engage their audiences in “agriculture.” Each attendee will have access to the same questions that presenters addressed as they prepared for the webinar. Webinar attendees can use these questions to launch their own agriculture interpretation.

  • Recorded Webinar: Historic House Call: Developing Discussion Based Interpretation

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Historic House Call: Developing Discussion Based Interpretation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how conversation promotes individual and group learning and helps to build connections to historic sites. This event is presented by Ron M. Potvin and is part of the Historic House Call series, presented in partnership with the AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee.

    Historic House Call: Developing Discussion Based Interpretation is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how conversation promotes individual and group learning and helps to build connections to historic sites. This event is presented by Ron M. Potvin and is part of the Historic House Call series, presented in partnership with the AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee. Conversation. Chat. Dialogue. Discussion. These are words that visitors may not often associate with the guided tour. However, historic house museums have the unique opportunity to invite visitors in, offer them a place to sit, and give them a voice. This webinar illustrates how conversation promotes individual and group learning and helps to build connections to historic sites. It will provide strategies for encouraging conversation and discussion on tours, including asking the right questions, listening, and breaking down barriers to comfort and connection. Attendees will also receive resources and training materials for interpreters.

  • Recorded Webinar: Historic House Call: Home for the Holidays: Interpreting Christmas at Your Historic Site

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/24/2018

    Home for the Holidays: Interpreting Christmas at Your Historic Site is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about planning for the Christmas holiday at your historic site. This event is presented by Kenneth Turino and Andy Hahn.

    Christmas in July? Yes, it’s time to start planning for the Christmas holiday at your historic site. For many historic sites, the holiday season, Christmas and New Year’s, are the most visited times of the year. This webinar will examine the pros and cons of interpreting the holiday and different approaches (period installations or those that only evoke the season) a site may take. This webinar will briefly present the evolution of Christmas traditions in America acknowledging regional differences.  It will also offer resources for doing research and a practical guide to obtaining period appropriate decorations and managing the installation at your historic house. The presenters will offer successful examples and ideas for hosting a wide variety of events appropriate to the season and your site.

    About the Presenters:

    Kenneth Turino is Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions at Historic New England. Mr. Turino oversees the exhibitions program at Historic New England and community engagement projects in New England. Previously, Mr. Turino was Executive Director of the Lynn Museum, an active local history museum in Lynn, Massachusetts. Ken is an adjunct professor in the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. There he teaches courses on the future of historic houses. Mr. Turino is a Trustee of the House of Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. He is on the faculty of The History Leadership Institute. Along with Max van Balgooy, he is in an instructor for AASLH’s Reinventing the Historic House Museum Workshop. He has published several articles on the history of Christmas and speaks on the topic widely.

    Andy Hahn is the executive director of the Campbell House Museum in St. Louis.  During his 15-year tenure he managed the planning and completion of a $3 million building restoration effort and more recently he spearheaded an expansion of the Museum’s research efforts culminating in the publication of two major books. Previously Andy was the curator of the corporate art collection and the corporate historian at the international brokerage firm A.G. Edwards. Andy is a member of AASLH’s Historic House Museums Committee.

  • Recorded Webinar: Historic House Call: How to Preserve Your Historic Building

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Historic House Call: How to Preserve Your Historic Building is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, the methods for applying them to your historic building, and how they can help you apply for funds. This event is part of the Historic House Call, presented in partnership with the AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee.

    Historic House Call: How to Preserve Your Historic Building is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, the methods for applying them to your historic building, and how they can help you apply for funds. This event is part of the Historic House Call, presented in partnership with the AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee. Rehabilitating and preserving an historic building can be challenging...unless you have the right tools! Come learn about the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, the methods for applying them to your historic building, and how they can help you apply for funds! Historic Buildings are simultaneously the largest asset and the greatest liability for many organizations.  This session will provide an overview of the tools available for funding, and the Standards most often associated with those funding tools. This session will primarily focus on the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. The presenters will provide an overview of the four different treatment types, and review in detail, the most commonly-used treatment: Rehabilitation.  Each of the ten Rehabilitation Standards will be reviewed, illustrating with examples how they are applied.

  • Recorded Webinar: Historic House Call: Immersive Education in Historic House Museums

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Historic House Call: Immersive Education in Historic House Museums is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the unique ways the Molly Brown House Museum and Byers-Evans House Museum, in Denver, CO, have reworked their spaces. This event is presented by Jamie Melissa Wilms and Jillian Allison.

    Historic House Call: Immersive Education in Historic House Museums is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the unique ways the Molly Brown House Museum and Byers-Evans House Museum, in Denver, CO, have reworked their spaces. This event is presented by Jamie Melissa Wilms and Jillian Allison. This webinar looks at the unique ways the Molly Brown House Museum and Byers-Evans House Museum, in Denver, CO, have reworked their spaces to bring in more immersive, hands-on sensory learning not only for school children, but also for new groups including young professionals, repeat visitors, and the like.  This webinar will inspire attendees to look at their space in a whole new way and not be afraid to look beyond the ropes.

    About the Presenters:

    Jamie Melissa Wilms is originally from Wisconsin and moved to Colorado in 2009.  She has a BA in American History/Public Administration from Northern Michigan University and a MA in Historical Administration/American History from Eastern Illinois University.  Jamie has worked in the museum field for over 15 years in museums across the country including Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida, New York, Michigan, Illinois, and of course Colorado.  She has been Director of Education at the Molly Brown House Museum since 2013.  Outside of her passion for history, Jamie loves to run, hike, spend time outdoors, watch football (Go Pack Go), and spend time with family & friends.

    Jillian Allison is the director of the Byers-Evans House Museum, a Community Museum of History Colorado.  Prior to joining History Colorado in 2014, she worked in collections and education at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys and the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming.  Jillian completed an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University.

  • Recorded Webinar: Historic House Call: Interpreting Historic Landscapes

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Historic House Call: Interpreting Historic Landscapes is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the variety of ways in which sites across the country are approaching the interpretation of diverse historic landscapes. This event is presented by Sean Sawyer and is part of the Historic House Call series presented in partnership with the AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee.

    Historic House Call: Interpreting Historic Landscapes is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the variety of ways in which sites across the country are approaching the interpretation of diverse historic landscapes. This event is presented by Sean Sawyer and is part of the Historic House Call series presented in partnership with the AASLH Historic House Affinity Group Committee. Over the past decade there has been much hand-wringing about the decline and fall of the historic house museum and much attention paid to strategies for resuscitating or abandoning them. All the while, a key resource for expanding the meaning of historic sites, deepening the visitor experience, and enhancing sustainability lay right outside the door: the historic landscape. This webinar will examine the variety of ways in which sites across the country are approaching the interpretation of diverse historic landscapes, from large estates to small urban sites, in order to expand a site’s significance and stimulate engagement for contemporary audiences. Join Sean Sawyer as he presents case studies focused on extracting lessons from the front lines of historic landscape interpretation.  Issues examined will include: shifting organizational culture and public perception to understand the significance and value of historic landscapes; the development of site-wide interpretation to include historic landscapes as integral, rather than supplementary; the inclusion of viewsheds within the interpretation of historic landscapes; the logistics of landscape tours, including pricing, guide training, interpretive technologies, accessibility, and weather concerns; and tactics for community engagement through the historic landscape.