Resources for Disaster Relief

National Guard photo by Lt. Zachary West Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas over the last week and reminded all of us who work and volunteer in history organizations that disaster preparedness is critical. Finding help when you are in recovery mode is equally critical. AASLH has collected resources from various organizations for institutions and individuals recovering from…

MayDay Sale on Preparedness Resources from AASLH

Every May 1, public historians and heritage professionals focus on the important work of emergency planning and preparedness. Historic resources and sites are valuable and irreplaceable treasures, so it's essential to have plans and strategies in place for dealing with events that could threaten their well-being such as flooding, fire, and earthquakes. MayDay participants take this opportunity to…

Resources for Heritage Institutions Affected by Flooding in Louisiana

AASLH is reaching out to our constituents in the recent flood affected areas in Louisiana. As a member of the Heritage Emergency National Taskforce, AASLH contacted 171 constituents about damages to Louisiana heritage institutions. The Taskforce has provided the resource list below to be distributed to those in need: A news release from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation…

How Should Museums Contribute to Community Recovery After Disasters?

Greetings from the AASLH’s archives! Today I want to pose a few questions inspired by one intriguing archival finding. These questions surround the fact that when we, as museum professionals, consider the effects of catastrophic events upon our institutions, we find our minds predictably drifting toward preserving the safety of our collections and facilities – and rightfully so! The proliferation…

Disaster Planning: Observations From a Firsthand Perspective

How do you prepare for the worst at your historic site? With the increase in dramatic, extreme weather conditions, there has been renewed emphasis on disaster planning. There are numerous resources through AASLH and other organizations that you can consult to help you develop a first rate disaster plan. Disaster planning is a must for organizations of any size and in any location. And although I…

I have a Disaster Plan. Now What?

A Disaster Plan is only as good as its implementation.That's good advice as we enter the storm season with risks of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding. Here in Oklahoma we know these disasters all too well. Elsewhere, you have to worry about hurricanes or earthquakes. Then there’s the threat of burst water pipes and other man-made disasters. All of these can strike at any time,…

Workshop: Project Management for History Professionals

Project Management provides valuable instruction in planning, managing and successfully completing projects of all types. In this workshop, you will learn how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history context. Instruction will cover all of the details in the four steps to successful project management: Define (creating a project charter, setting…

Online Course: Project Management for History Professionals

Do you often juggle several projects, trying to keep each one focused and on track? Project management provides valuable training that will help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects. This online course shows you how to implement internationally recognized project management principles in a history/nonprofit context. Details: DATES: September 9 – October 6, 2019 COST: $350…

Online Course: Caring for Museum Collections

An AASLH Small Museum Pro! Online Course Course Description This eight week course will deal with the physical care and preservation of your museum collections. This practical course will cover how collections age and deteriorate, handling collections, storage requirements, environmental considerations, housekeeping, and risk management. Each week of this course contains a narrative…