Live Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Site
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. Many are seeking answers and guidance during this time, and AASLH has been listening to the concerns from the history community. In response, we are offering more online content including the new AASLH Conversations webinar series. While no one has all the answers, we hope these topic-focused conversations will provide a space to share ideas to help us all keep moving forward.
We know many organizations are facing financial strain due to the pandemic, so we developed AASLH Conversations with that in mind. We have drastically reduced the registration fee and are also providing a special promo code to waive the registration fee completely.
This conversation has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Many of us are scrambling to figure how to bring our historic houses and sites back on line. Where do you turn for Federal and State laws and regulations? What do you need to do to protect your visitors, volunteers, and staff? Will you phase your opening, limit visitation etc.? Join Ellen Busch, Sean Sawyer, and Kenneth Turino as they seek to offer these and other questions while offering practical information and guidelines for reopening.
DATE: May 20, 2020
TIME: 3:00 - 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)
COST: $5 AASLH Members/ $10 Nonmembers/ Free for anyone by using promo code below
PROMO CODE: If you or your organization are facing financial strain due to COVID-19, please use the promo code FREEWBR20 to waive the registration fee for this webinar.
ACCESS: You will be provided with instructions on how to access the live event upon registration.
Recording and Closed 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.
Closed captioning is provided for the live event. A transcription of the closed captions is provided with the recording.
Historic House Affinity Community
The mission of AASLH’s Historic House Museum Committee is to provide advice and direction for the development of programs and services that benefit historic house museums in the United States; and to ensure that AASLH’s programs and services for these organizations are high quality, address identified needs of the membership, and reflect current issues and thinking in the field.
Director of Historic Sites Operations, Texas Historical Commission
Ellen Cone Busch has 25 years’ experience working with historic house museums as curator, educator, and executive director with a passion for community-museum partnerships that foster lifelong learning and collaborative storytelling. An enthusiastic generalist, Ellen strives to integrates the many facets of museum operations in systemic approaches that encourage innovation and entrepreneurial solutions. Ellen is currently a Director of Historic Sites Operations for the Texas Historical Commission’s system of 32 museums and historic sites.
Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development, Historic New England
Ken Turino is Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England and on the faculty of Tufts University in the Museum Studies Department where he teaches courses on Exhibition Planning and Historic House Museums. Ken is a curator, educator, director, producer, and author. His films were shown on PBS including the prize winning, “Back to School: Lessons from Norwich's (VT) One-Room Schoolhouses.” Ken numerous public history articles include many with a focus on interpreting historic sites and on LGBTQ+ history. Ken’s most recent publication’s include “Creating Artist-in-Residence Programs at Historic Sites” AASLH Technical Leaflet #299 with Rebecca Beit-Aharon published in 2022 and with Max van Balgooy, Reinventing the Historic House Museum, New Approaches and Proven Solutions, editors, for Rowman & Littlefield in 2019. With Max van Balgooy he is currently working on a book on Interpreting Christmas and winter holidays at historic sites and museums.
For AASLH, Ken and Max van Balgooy teach a workshop “Reinventing the Historic House Museum.” Ken frequently consults on interpretive planning and community engagement projects at historic sites. These include Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee, James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, Virginia, and Trent House in Trenton, New Jersey. Ken holds an MAT from George Washington University. He was awarded an Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from Salem State University in 2008. Currently, Ken is President of the House of Seven Gables Settlement Association in Salem, Massachusetts.
Washburn & Susan Oberwager President, The Olana Partnership
Sean Sawyer has served as the Washburn & Susan Oberwager President of The Olana Partnership since May 2015. The Olana Partnership operates Olana State Historic Site in a cooperative agreement with New York State Parks. Sean currently serves on the New York State Council on the Arts Architecture and Design Advisory Panel, the Historic House Committee of the American Association for State and Local History, and the Board of Directors of The American Friends of Attingham. Born and raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Sean received a B.A. in Art History & Archaeology from Princeton University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in Architectural History from Columbia University in 1999.
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