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  • Recorded Webinar: Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from "#1 in Civil Rights"

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    Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from "#1 in Civil Rights" is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how the Missouri Historical Society developed practical techniques and strategies for telling the whole story. This event is presented by MHS’s Elizabeth Pickard.

    Telling the Whole Story: Strategies for Representation from "#1 in Civil Rights" is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about how the Missouri Historical Society developed practical techniques and strategies for telling the whole story. This event is presented by MHS’s Elizabeth Pickard. Most of us understand that representation is powerfully important in museums and that history organizations have a clear responsibility to build diversity and inclusion in our exhibits and interpretation.  Yet our institutions’ past collecting choices may not have been in sync with our current aspirations for inclusion.  To bridge this gap and create the acclaimed exhibit #1 in Civil Rights the African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society developed practical techniques and strategies for telling the whole storyThis webinar, presented by MHS’s Elizabeth Pickard, will cover the ACTivists museum theatre project, participatory field trip activities, interpreting the absence of objects, contextualizing little known episodes in our history for students, storytelling, and honoring visitor voices in adult guided experiences. Merlin Bell, an ACTivist Actor-interpreter and the Theatre Programs Assistant at the Missouri Historical Society, joins the webinar to share his perspective on the ACTivist museum theatre project and its impact on patrons and the community.

  • Recorded Webinar: The How-Tos of Digital Collections Management (StEPs Lab 11)

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    The How-Tos of Digital Collections Management is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the process of selecting which collections to digitize, policy and strategy development, and caring for digital collections regardless of whether they are born digital or reformatted. This event is presented by Leigh Grinstead and is part of the StEPs Lab Webinar Series.

    The How-Tos of Digital Collections Management is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the process of selecting which collections to digitize, policy and strategy development, and caring for digital collections regardless of whether they are born digital or reformatted. This event is presented by Leigh Grinstead and is part of the StEPs Lab Webinar Series.

    Do your organization’s collections hold a treasure trove of photographs, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, oral histories, videos and other materials that contribute to the rich interpretation of your mission?  Many organizations are interested in digitization for collections preservation and increased access and sharing. But knowing where to begin with digitization is difficult for even the most sophisticated museum, archive or library.

    Whether your organization is new to digitization or it has been digitizing materials for years, it is critical that you have guidelines, policies and strategies in place to prioritize the work. The other issue of equal—and sometimes even larger concern—is what to do with collections that originate in digital form, known as “born digital.” How do you evaluate and assess those collections?

    Join us for the webinar, “The How-Tos of Digital Collections Management,” presented by AASLH’s StEPs program. Guest speaker Leigh Grinstead will walk us through the process of selecting which collections to digitize, policy and strategy development, and caring for digital collections regardless of whether they are born digital or reformatted. Leigh will highlight organizations that can model good practices in each of these three subject areas. She will also discuss lessons learned by organizations that made early mistakes but managed to “right the ship” and transition to a successful digitization program.

  • Recorded Webinar: Training Volunteers

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    Training Volunteers is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program. This event is presented by staff from two Field Services offices.

    Training Volunteers is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program. This event is presented by staff from two Field Services offices. How can we train our volunteers for projects that will help them make a difference in our organizations? And how do we make it fun and empowering while avoiding conflicts? Learn about training tips and tactics that can stimulate the long-term sustainability of a volunteer program. This session is presented by staff from two Field Services offices and is packed with ideas for how to train volunteers and make their service a rewarding experience.

  • Recorded Webinar: Twitter for Museums and Historic Sites

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    Twitter for Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the use of Twitter for historic institutions. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon.

    Twitter for Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about the use of Twitter for historic institutions. This event is presented by Hannah Hethmon.Today, Twitter is often the first place news breaks, the best way for strangers all over the world to discuss a similar interest, a direct connection to celebrities and politicians, and many more applications. How does your organization fit into the picture? When used effectively, museums and historic sites can use Twitter to increase awareness of their institution, further their mission, engage their audience online, and inspire new and existing audiences to visit. Ready to get started or improve your existing account? Join AASLH’s Hannah Hethmon for an in-depth lesson on Twitter for museums and historic sites.

  • 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.

  • Recorded Webinars: Risk Assessment and Management for Collections (StEPs)

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    Risk Assessment and Management for Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and is part of the StEPs program.

     Risk Assessment and Management for Collections is an AASLH Continuing Education recorded webinar. This webinar is about  specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. This event is presented by Dyani Feige and is part of the StEPs program. Identifying and preparing for potential threats is critical for reducing risks to collections. In this webinar, guest speaker Dyani Feige focuses on specific risks, both natural and man-made, facing cultural institutions and mitigation strategies for addressing those vulnerabilities. An institution’s history of incidents, location, building issues, environmental factors (temperature, relative humidity, light, and mold), pest control, fire protection, security procedures, available resources, and collections-specific hazards are all be discussed. Although the lab is targeted for organizations enrolled in StEPs, those not enrolled will find the presentation helpful as well.

  • Social Media 101 at Museums and Historic Sites

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    Is your organization looking to expand its impact and attendance through social media? Join AASLH for crash course on effective social engagement for museums and historic sites.

    Is your organization looking to expand its impact and attendance through social media? Join AASLH for crash course on effective social engagement for museums and historic sites.

  • Strangelove: How to Stop Worrying and Start Fundraising (2014 OLC)

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    This discussion will demystify fundraising and explore how staff and volunteers at organizations of all sizes can advance their mission with better understanding of the fund development process.

    Fundraising is critical to nonprofit work, but it isn’t exclusively reserved for executive directors, development staff, and board committees. This discussion will demystify fundraising and explore how staff and volunteers at organizations of all sizes can advance their mission with better understanding of the fund development process.