Technical Leaflets

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 297: The Resilient Museum: Strategies to Address Challenging Realities
Technical Leaflet 297: The Resilient Museum: Strategies to Address Challenging Realities is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #297 by the authors of The Resilience Playbook offers strategies and case studies for developing resiliency and relevancy at historic sites and museums.
Technical Leaflet 296: Interpreting the Histories of American Women
Technical Leaflet 296: Interpreting the Histories of American Women is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #296, written by Heather Huyck, offers exercises and instructions for finding and interpreting women's stories at historic sites.
Technical Leaflet 295: DIY Reader Rails for Exhibits
Technical Leaflet 295: DIY Reader Rails for Exhibits is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #295, written by Steven Lubar of Brown University, takes readers through the step-by-step process of constructing reader rails as interpretive tools for their sites.
Technical Leaflet 294: Creating Digital Content for Museums and Historic Sites
Technical Leaflet 294: Creating Digital Content for Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #294, written by Mark Breske and Liz Hobson of the Idaho State Historical Society, explains how sites can plan and create content for digital audiences that is effective, mission-driven, and relevant.
Technical Leaflet 293: Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens
Technical Leaflet 293: Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #293, written by Kristin L. Gallas, explains how sites can sites can interpret the difficult history of American slavery with young visitors and school groups in ways that foster empathy and employ dialogue and engagement techniques.
Technical Leaflet 292: Museums as Polling Sites: How Your Organization Can Serve Voters
Museums as Polling Sites: How Your Organization Can Serve Voters is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #292, written by Charles A. Hyde, explains how sites can become polling places in their local communities to encourage civic participation and access through engagement and audience outreach.
Technical Leaflet 291: Telling Inclusive Stories When Your Collections Are Stuck in the Past
Telling Inclusive Stories When Your Collections Are Stuck in the Past is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #291, written by Meghan Gelardi Holmes, Steven Lubar, Jessie MacLeod, William Stoutamire, and Carrie Villar, discusses strategies for finding and interpreting inclusive stories with limited or missing material evidence.
Technical Leaflet 290: 3-D Technologies for Exhibits and Programming
3-D Technologies for Exhibits and Programming is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #290, written by Katie Stringer Clary and Carolyn Dillian, explains how to use 3-D printing technology to create accurate replicas and more dynamic exhibits and programs for audiences with a variety of abilities.
Technical Leaflet 289: Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites
Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #289, written by Debra A. Reid and David D. Vail, explains how to identify and craft a whole environmental story at your site in order to help staff and visitors be more environmentally literate at a time when it matters most.