Upcoming Events

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Meeting of the Membership

  • AASLH Meeting of the Membership

    Includes a Live Web Event on 09/30/2021 at 3:00 PM (EDT)

    SEPT. 30, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM ET | Join us online for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting of the association. We’ll update you on the state of AASLH and the field and welcome new Council members while recognizing those who have served. Bring your questions for AASLH Chair Norman Burns, President & CEO John Dichtl, Secretary Dina Bailey, and Treasurer Rebekah Beaulieu.

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Webinars

Webinars are online discussions, typically lasting 60 to 75 minutes including a Q&A session. During each live webinar, you can use the Q&A and Chat features to type messages and questions to the panelists and other participants. Webinars are recorded so you can re-watch whenever you want.

Book Talk: Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures
AUG. 10, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM ET | Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures brings together historic objects, documents, artwork, and the natural and built environments to tell the full story of this important event in American history. The American Civil War still matters because the war—its causes and its consequences— continue to influence America as a nation today. Through 50 fascinating historic items, this book discusses the causes and impacts of the war, slavery and its expansion, battlefield and homefront stories, technological and medical innovations, and the ordinary people caught up this massive national conflict. Join Dr. Julie Holcomb, Associate Professor in Museum Studies at Baylor University, as she shares some of the stories found in the pages of her recent AASLH book Exploring the American Civil War through 50 Historic Treasures.
Live Webinar: Member Orientation (August 2021)
AUG. 11, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM ET | Member Orientation is an AASLH informational webinar presented by Rey Regenstreif-Harms, AASLH Membership & Development Manager and Aubrey Menich, AASLH Membership & Office Coordinator. Join us for this free, one-hour webinar on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) members.
Live Webinar: STEPS Orientation (August 2021)
Aug. 18, 2021 | 3 - 4 PM EASTERN | FOR STEPS ENROLLEES ONLY. STEPS Orientation is an AASLH informational webinar presented by Alex Collins, AASLH Professional Development Manager. All organizations enrolled in STEPS are invited to take part in this free orientation and refresher webinar to learn about the updated workbook, how to access the new online STEPS Community, getting recognition for progress made by your organization, and more. This webinar is only for organizations that have paid the STEPS enrollment fee.

Online Courses

Online Courses are typically between four to eight 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 video chats and other interactions with accessible faculty, and discuss the course material with classmates in online forums.

Click here for a look at the 2021 Course Schedule.

Online Course: Museum Education and Outreach (Fall 2021)
AUG. 30 - OCT. 24, 2021 | Museum Education and Outreach is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Jenn Edginton, 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: Developing Exhibitions: Planning (Fall 2021)
AUG. 30 - OCT. 24, 2021 | Developing Exhibitions: Planning is an AASLH online course. This eight-week course, taught by instructor Christina Ferwerda, will introduce participants to the process of planning an exhibit. Successful completion of this course earns one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.
Online Course: Basics of Archives (Fall 2021)
AUG. 30 - OCT. 4, 2021 | Basics of Archives is an AASLH online course. This five-week course, taught by instructor Charles Arp, is about caring for historical records. It is designed to give organizations and individuals who are responsible for the care of historical records an introduction to the core aspects of managing and protecting historical records collections, using appropriate principles and best practices.

Workshops

Workshops are one to two day in-person training events. We offer between 8-10 workshops 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.

AASLH will begin scheduling onsite workshops again in 2022. 

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