The Public History Research Lab of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has issued it’s National Visitation Report. This report is the only national effort to analyze trends in visitation at history organizations of all types and sizes, all across the United States. [Read more…] about Report: Visits to History Organizations Rising Dramatically
New York is slowly preparing for the 250th anniversary of both the birth of the United States (July 2, 1776) and the birth of New York State (April 20, 1777, the day the first state constitution was approved). [Read more…] about America & New York’s 250th Birthdays
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced they are providing a $400,000 grant to the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) to expand AASLH’s capacity to serve and prepare the public history and museum community for the 250th anniversary, or Semiquincentennial, of the United States in 2026. [Read more…] about $400K Grant to AASLH Supports US 250th Anniversary
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has announced 2022 AASLH Annual Conference will be held September 14th through 17th in Buffalo with the 2022 Virtual Conference following on November 1st through 4th.
This years theme is Right Here, Right Now: The Power of Place. [Read more…] about AASLH Annual Conference Registration is Open
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has announced the results of the first ever National Census of History Organizations, an effort to research the size and scope of the history community in the United States. [Read more…] about A First Ever National Census of History Organizations
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis in our local communities, country, and world. In response to concerns from the history community, American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has developed a new webinar series — AASLH conversations — to help practitioners and institutions discuss how to respond to the current crisis. [Read more…] about Quarantine Pastimes: Local History Management Webinars
This August 28-31, the joint American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) and International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Annual Meeting will convene in Philadelphia to learn, engage in fellowship, tour, and address this year’s theme, What Are We Waiting For? Depending on the work at hand, this theme serves different purposes. It is a call to action, a challenge to embrace difficult work now. It is also a cautious whisper, a reminder to slow down and get it right. Although different issues warrant different responses, consideration of the question is essential in light of the challenges our field, communities, nation, and planet are facing. [Read more…] about American Association for State and Local History Conference
Every issue of History News, the publication of the American Association for State and Local History, is worth reading for its reports and insights into our field, but the latest “Emerging Professionals Takeover Issue” (Winter 2018) is particularly fascinating.
It was written and edited by emerging history professionals – people recently entering the field or holding their first professional or management positions. The issue touches on several topics of concern today and even more important for the future of the field. [Read more…] about Bruce Dearstyne: Historians and the Public Good
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) have announced that Bruce W. Dearstyne is the recipient of an Award of Merit for the book The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History, published by SUNY Press. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 71st year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. [Read more…] about Bruce Dearstyne Wins AASLH Leadership in History Award
The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has announced the winners of the 69th annual Leadership in History Awards, which recognizes achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
This year, AASLH conferred seventy-seven national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, books, and organizations. The only winner in New York State was Laurence M. Hauptman for the publication In the Shadow of Kinzua: The Seneca Nation of Indians since World War II. In contrast, Pennsylvania had 10 awardees. [Read more…] about State and Local History Awards Announced