Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Site

Recorded On: 05/20/2020

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AASLH Conversations

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.

Webinar Description

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.

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RECORDED DATE: May 20, 2020

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 recording upon registration.

Recording and Closed Captioning

A transcription of the live 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. 

Check this link to learn more about the Historic House Affinity Community.

Ellen Busch

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.

Kenneth Turino

Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development, Historic New England

Kenneth Turino is Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England. Ken is an adjunct professor in the Tufts University Museum Studies Program where he teaches courses on the future of historic houses. Mr. Turino is also Vice President of the Board of Trustees of the House of Seven Gables in Salem, MA. Along with Max van Balgooy he is an instructor for AASLH‘s Reinventing the Historic House workshop and author of Reimagining the Historic House Museum, New Approaches and Proven Solutions (AASLH 2019).

​Sean Sawyer

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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Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Guidelines and Procedures for Reopening Your Historic Site
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