STEPS Workbook

Product Description

After several years of work by AASLH staff and STEPS Enhancement volunteers, an updated version of the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS) workbook is now available! 

The STEPS workbook is a spiral bound publication that offers self-assessment questions, performance indicators (Basic, Good, and Better), project lists, and more related to national museum standards. The workbook is divided into six sections: Mission, Vision, and Governance; Audience; Interpretation; Stewardship of Collections; Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes, and Management.  

You MUST be enrolled in STEPS and an active AASLH member to purchase the work book. Purchase of the workbook alone does not automatically enroll you in STEPS. Visit the STEPS page for more details and to enroll in the program. 

Important Note for Current STEPS Participants: With the release of the updated workbook, you may continue to earn Bronze, Silver, and Gold certificates based on the previous version of the workbook through June 2022. If, however, you would like to begin using the new workbook version, you have access to the workbook section pdfs via the new online STEPS Community.

If your organization would like to purchase a replacement hard copy of the updated STEPS workbook, AASLH is offering the special price of $32 for one book for institutional members previously enrolled in the program. Please visit the STEPS Community for a discount code. Note the special price is only available to organizations currently enrolled in STEPS and applies to one replacement workbook. Additional books are available for purchase at $65 each.

Bulk Pricing for 10+ Books: If you would like to purchase 10 or more workbooks, please reach out to for 20% off bulk pricing.


COST: $65 AASLH Members

NOTE: The STEPS workbook is a physical workbook that will be shipped to you shortly after your purchase. Please be sure to provide a complete mailing address during checkout. 

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