Since 1960, history professionals have been sharing their expertise with AASLH members through these clear and succinct how-to guides. Whether you are seeking information on management and administration, interpretation, research practices, or preservation techniques, or any other subject related to the practice of public history, there’s probably a Technical Leaflet that will help.
Technical Leaflet 263: What's the Big Idea? Using Listening Sessions to Build Relationships and Relevance
In this technical leaflet, Levine Museum of the New South reveals the power and process of using listening sessions to build relationships and relevance.
Technical Leaflet 264: Three Building Blocks for Developing Ethical Representations of Difficult Histories
Museums take the risks to represent difficult histories to awaken a kind of passion in visitors by challenging the taken-for-granted historical truths and revealing the struggles for a more just and compassionate moral order. The three building blocks enable museum workers to develop ethical representations needed to direct and sustain visitors’ empathetic responses to difficult histories.
Technical Leaflet 265: From (A)rts to (Z)ombies: A Young Friends Group How-To
This technical leaflet details how The Abbe Museum formed the Abbe Underground, an affinity group for the Gen X and Gen Y community, how they did it, and their ongoing challenges.
Technical Leaflet 266: Developing Comprehensive Interpretation of Slavery at Historic Sites
Interpreting slavery, with its powerful resonances, is a privilege and a great responsibility. We have an obligation to the public to share a comprehensive and conscientious story of the past, especially as studies show that the public considers museums to be their most trusted source of historical information.
Technical Leaflet 267: Not Just a Bunch of Facts: Crafting Dynamic Interpretive Manuals
This technical leaflet will describe strategies for focusing and organizing a written manual that will help to ensure meaningful and memorable presentations for diverse audiences.
Technical Leaflet 269: Improving Financial Management
In the second technical leaflet in their financial series, Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts move beyond the topic of budgets into a discussion of long-term strategic financial management.
Technical Leaflet 270: Integrating Science at a History Museum
This technical leaflet charts the development of an exhibition that combines science museum activities with historical stories, objects, and settings, offering history museums a possible road map to effectively introduce science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into their institutions.
Technical Leaflet 272: How to Design Programs for Millennials
In this technical leaflet, Aleah Vinick and Rachel Abbott from the Minnesota Historical Society share their experiences with engaging the millennial audience at their institution.