Upcoming Events

Check this page regularly for the most current event schedule. 

Webinars

Live Webinars are online discussions, typically lasting 75 to 90 minutes including a Q&A session. Register for webinar events and associated resources, like slide decks, worksheets, and recommended resources.

Live Webinar: History Check-In: African American Women's Suffrage
FEB. 11, 2020 | 3 - 4:15 PM EST | History Check-In: African American Women's Suffrage is an AASLH continuing education event presented by speaker Martha S. Jones. This webinar asks how we can better incorporate African American women into our histories of women's suffrage and voting rights. This webinar is part of the History Check-In webinar series, a partnership between the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and the Organization of American Historians (OAH). Each webinar in this series is designed to provide history professionals from throughout the field with an update on the current state of historiography for a particular subject.
Live Webinar: Best Practices for Working with a Board of Directors
FEB. 20, 2020 | 3 - 4:15 PM EST | Best Practices for Working with a Board of Directors is an AASLH continuing education event presented by speaker Stacy Klingler. Join us to hear street smart advice from an executive director and all-volunteer board president as they offer best practices learned from their experience working with a board. This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in the topic of financial management. This is StEPs Lab 20.

Online Courses

Online Courses are typically between four to six weeks long. They offer each student a chance to engage deeply with subject material over an extended period of time, all at their own pace. Keep on track with regular chats and other interactions with accessible faculty, and discuss the course material with classmates in online forums. Course topics range from archives and collections, to exhibitions and museum education.

Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach (Spring 2020)
MAR. 2 - APR. 26, 2020 | Museum Education and Outreach is an AASLH online course presented by instructor Tanya Brock. This eight-week course online course teaches participants how they can facilitate visitors’ meaningful and memorable experiences in the informal environments of museums. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​
Online Course: Financial Structures and Strategy (Spring 2020)
MAR. 2 - MAR. 29, 2020 | Financial Structures and Strategy is an AASLH online course presented by instructor Rebekah Beaulieu. Intended for those with little to moderate familiarity with financial concepts, this four-week course helps students better understand institutional finance and accountability.
Online Course: Leadership and Administration for History Organizations (Spring 2020)
MAR. 2 - APR. 26, 2020 | Leadership and Administration for History Organizations is an AASLH online course presented by instructor Anne Ackerson. This eight-week course covers governance and administrative structure, nonprofit status, mission and vision, board and staff responsibilities, the relationship between board and staff, strategic planning, human resource management, and leadership. Successful completion of this course will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.​

Workshops

Workshops are one to two day in-person training events. We offer between 10-12 classes every year in various locations around the country. Each workshop offers participants a chance to engage in intensive learning and discussion with faculty and classmates.

Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals (Apr 2020)
APR. 16-17, 2020 | NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CIVIL WAR MEDICINE, FREDERICK, MD | Project Management for History Professionals is an onsite AASLH workshop in which participants learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. This workshop is taught by Gina Minks.
Workshop: Collections Camp: Textiles (Apr 2020)
APR. 27-28, 2020 | SAN DIEGO HISTORY CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA | Collections Camp: Textiles is an AASLH onsite workshop presented by instructor Karen DePauw. This two-day, on-site workshop teaches participants about the care and conservation of textiles in museum collections.
Workshop: Focusing on Visitors (Jun 2020)
JUN. 11-12, 2020 | THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM, DALLAS, TX. | Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions is an AASLH onsite workshop and training that keeps visitor experience and active learning as a focus in an overview of public programming and exhibits. This workshop is taught by Tim Grove and Alexandra Rasic.