What We Do2021-01-28T14:25:10-05:00

What We Do

We provide resources for history lovers, professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts.

Professional Development

Our Professional Development offering including Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS), History Leadership Institute, webinars, online courses, and workshops are designed for busy professional, students, and volunteers. We do everything we can to make it easy for you to fit professional development into your schedule.

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Each year, 1,000 public history professionals and volunteers gather at the American Association for State and Local History for four days of learning, collaboration, networking, and inspiration. The AASLH Annual Meeting is known for practical sessions, takeaways galore, hallway conversations, unmatched evening events, new life-long friendships, intensive workshops, and the inspiration that comes from being around other history-doers.

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AASLH provides many different publications for the field. Through our quarterly magazine History News, Technical Leaflets, books, and our blog, we publish on a wide range of topics and issues to serve history practitioners. From investigations of critical issues to how-to guides and everything in between, AASLH uses our different publication outlets to advance historical practice and the field.

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AASLH offers programs that support our members’ practice of history. Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill or fundamentally transform your organization, AASLH has programs to help you interpret history and make the past more meaningful. Our programs can help you learn new approaches and engage with new ideas.

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Advocacy & Leadership

As the professional association for history practitioners and institutions throughout the country, AASLH takes on a major role providing leadership and advocacy for the history field. By building coalitions around key issues, developing and monitoring best practices for the field, and advocating on behalf of the history community with public officials at the national, state, and local levels, AASLH strives to advance the field and to better position history as a critical component of American life.

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Contact Info

2021 21st Ave S., Suite 320 Nashville, TN 37212

Phone: 615-320-3203

Fax: 458 761-9562

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