2021 Annual Meeting2020-02-27T03:36:43-05:00
2020 AASLH Annual Meeting2020-03-24T10:22:41-04:00

September 23 September 26

Onsite Guide


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2019 ONSITE GUIDE

Registration


Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now closed.

Registration Rates


Full Meeting Rate Early Bird Rate by July 9 Preregistration Rate by July 26 Onsite Rate
Member  $267  $332  $367
Non-Member  $342  $407  $450
Staff of Partner Level Members  $267  $267  $292
Full-time Student Member  $195  $195  $195
 Student Volunteer Part-time students who are employed full-time do not qualify for the student rate. Free Free Free
       
Daily Rate Early Bird Rate by July 9 Preregistration Rate by July 26 Onsite Rate
One Day: Member $159 $179 $199
One Day: Non-Member $234 $259 $303
 
 

Registration Policies & Information

Registration Deadlines Early Bird Registration–Tuesday July 9, 2019 Preregistration Deadline–Friday July 26, 2019 If you are unable to register by mail before the preregistration deadline (Friday, July 26) plan to register on-site in Philadelphia. Registrations received by the AASLH office after July 26 will be taken to the meeting and treated as on-site registrations. One-Day Tickets and On-Site Registrations One-day registrations received by the AASLH office after July 26 will be taken to the meeting and treated as on-site registrations. One-day tickets are valid only for the day of issue for program sessions, general sessions, coffee breaks, and admission to the exhibit hall. On-site registrations will be available. Student Volunteers Any full-time student who is a member of AASLH may volunteer to work eight hours during the Annual Meeting in exchange for a complimentary full meeting registration. Each volunteer will be assigned to work two, four-hour shifts during the meeting. For more information on student volunteer opportunities, please contact Natalie Flammia at flammia@aaslh.org Special Events, Workshops, and Laboratories Tickets are available in advance and require preregistration. AASLH reserves the right to cancel workshops, labs, and special events if minimum numbers are not met. Refunds will be made after the meeting for any canceled event. Program Updates Attendees will receive a program update at the registration desk with any program or activity changes. The update will also list meeting room locations for all sessions and activities. In addition, AASLH will be offering a free conference app to keep attendees informed of any updates or changes. AASLH reserves the right to make changes in programming as necessary. Accessibility AASLH is committed to providing access to all individuals attending the Annual Meeting. Please mark the appropriate box on the registration form if you have special needs that require our consideration. Send your request to AASLH no later than July 26 so that we have adequate time to prepare for your accommodations. Cancellation/Refunds All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations postmarked on or before July 26 will be subject to a $55 processing charge on the canceled registration fee and a 50% cancellation fee on all special events, including workshops. No refunds for registration, workshops, and special events will be made after July 26. AASLH is not responsible for cancellations that were mailed, emailed, or faxed but never received. If you do not receive confirmation from AASLH within three weeks, please contact the AASLH office at 615- 320-3203 or membership@aaslh.org.

Location & Headquarters Hotel

Philadelphia 201 Hotel 201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 See a map

Booking Information

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to make a hotel reservation that includes Friday night, please e-mail Christopher Perez at Christopher.Perez@interstatehotels.com and he can assist you with making a reservation for your full stay at the Philadelphia 201 hotel. Room Rate: $169 per night plus tax Cut-off Date for Reservations: August 5, 2019 Click HERE to book the group rate. If you need further assistance, call 1-866-716-8134 and request American Association for State and Local History group rate.

Transportation

Airport Transportation The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located about eight miles from downtown. Cab fare is approximately $25 to the downtown area. Regional rail, ride share services, and Super Shuttle also provide transportation from the airport to downtown. Transportation options from the Philadelphia airport to downtown are available at phl.org. Downtown Transportation Philadelphia offers SEPTA and PHLASH as inexpensive options for exploring the downtown area. Visit Discover Philadelphia for more information.


Parking

For guests of the hotel, valet parking is offered at a daily rate of $42. For everyone else, there is the Gateway Parking Garage one block over at Spring and N 16th street. Its rates depend on the day of the week, length of time, etc. There is also metered street parking throughout the area as well.

Waiver and Photo Release

By submitting a registration for the AASLH Annual Meeting, you agree to the following:

  • AASLH is committed to provided a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AASLH staff.  All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AASLH staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by the Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy.   You can read the full policy below.
  • You authorize AASLH to use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or video that may pertain to you — including you image, likeness, and/or voice without compensation. AASLH may use this material in various publications, recruitment materials, or for other related endeavors in print and online, including the AASLH website and email correspondence.
  • You agree that you are not aware of health or medical conditions preventing your safe participation in the activities for which you register, and release and discharge AASLH, their respective affiliates, and subsidiaries, as well as any event sponsor, jointly and severally, from any and all liability, damages, costs (including attorney fees), actions, or causes of action related to or arising from or out of your participation in or preparation of any of the events for which your register.

Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy

AASLH is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AASLH staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, AASLH staff, service providers, and others are expected to abide by this Meeting Safety & Responsibility Policy. This Policy applies to all AASLH meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than AASLH but held in conjunction with AASLH events, in public or private facilities. Unacceptable Behavior AASLH has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment in any form, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AASLH staff member, service provider, or other meeting guests. Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AASLH staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest or disruption of presentations at sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by AASLH at the meeting venue, hotels, or other AASLH-contracted facilities will not be tolerated. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AASLH asks that you inform either John Dichtl, CEO, dichtl@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203 or Bethany Hawkins, Chief of Operations, hawkins@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203 so that we can take the appropriate action. You can also request assistance at the AASLH registration desk or email council@aaslh.org. AASLH reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and AASLH reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting. Responsible Drinking At most AASLH networking events, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served. AASLH expects participants at our events to drink responsibly. AASLH and meeting host event staff have the right to deny service to participants for any reason and may require a participant to leave the event. Personal Safety and Security AASLH works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment at its meetings and events by working with venue staff to make sure meeting participants are safe. We ask that all attendees report any questionable or concerning activity to AASLH staff so that they can take immediate action. No concern is too small, if you see something, say something.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use the buddy system when walking to and from the event venue, networking event locations during early or late hours.
  • Don’t wear your meeting badge on the street. Take it off as soon as you leave the building/venue.
  • Don’t leave personal property unattended anywhere, anytime.

If it is an emergency or if you need immediate assistance, you should ask any AASLH staff member or the on-site security personnel to help you. Based on guidelines from the American Society of Society Executives, https://annual.asaecenter.org/meetingsafety.cfm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a collection of questions asked often as the Annual Meeting approaches. Registration for the 2019 Annual Meeting is now open. 


How do I register? There are two ways to register:

  • Online
  • Fax or mail the registration form

I am a staff member of an Institutional Member, what do I need? You need your Institution’s membership number to receive membership rates. I need to register someone other than myself for the Annual Meeting. Can I use my username and password to register them? No. Each attendee will need to register themselves with a unique username and password. I forgot my username and password to register. Visit aaslh.org, click Membership Center in the upper right corner, and click to reset your password. I need a receipt. Send an email to info@aaslh.org to request a receipt. How much should I budget for the Annual Meeting? The following ranges should help you prepare your budget. Your final fees will depend on your travel expenses, how many ticketed events you attend, and how many days you attend.

  • Registration fees: Vary. Full conference registration member rates begin at $250
  • Event fees: $50 and up
  • Hotel fees: Between $129-$179
  • Travel fees: vary depending on your location

Refunds on evening events and tours. Email your cancellation to info@aaslh.org with your name, the event, and reason for cancellation. A refund may be issued if applicable. Please refer to the cancellation policy in the program guide. Can I purchase event tickets or any other paid events onsite? Yes, if tickets are still available you can purchase onsite for any event or tour. It’s always best to purchase your ticket(s) in advance. I am a one-day speaker and I plan to attend only on the day that I am speakingDo I need to fill out a registration form and pay registration fees? Yes, everyone who attends the conference needs to fill out a registration form and pay for their registration. Who is considered a “guest” on the registration form? Anyone who accompanies you to the Annual Meeting that is not going to attend any sessions or workshops. A “guest” may attend the tours and evening events and will need a name badge for that purpose. Please be sure that you list the name of your guest(s) in the “Guest’s name” field on your registration form. Will I be included in the Attendee directory that is sent out to all attendees prior to the annual meeting? Yes, all attendees will be included in this directory as long as your registration is received 3 weeks before the Annual Meeting. However, if you check the box “Please exclude me from the attendee directory ” on the registration form, you will not be included in the directory. I have a “complimentary” registration because I am an exhibitor, a host site, or a volunteer. Can I register on your website? Exhibitors may register online with the promo code provided to them. Host sites and volunteers need to mail or fax a completed registration form to us. We received coupon(s) from AASLH, can I register on your website and use them? No, you will need to mail or fax a completed registration form to us and include a copy of the coupon(s). If you are provided with a promo code, you may use that to register online.

Annual Meeting Scholarships

There are several opportunities for scholarships to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting.
 

AASLH Small Museums Scholarship 

The AASLH Small Museums Community offers scholarships for individuals to attend the AASLH Annual Meeting. These scholarships are available to a full or part-time paid or volunteer employee of a small museum (annual budget of up to $250,000). The scholarships cover the cost of the conference registration and the Small Museums Luncheon, with any remaining funds to offset travel and/or lodging expenses. The scholarships are open to AASLH individual members or people working for institutional members and is a benefit of membership. Deadline is June 5.

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AASLH Douglas Evelyn Scholarship for Diversity 

The Evelyn Scholarship is named in honor of Douglas Evelyn, AASLH president from 1992-1994, and recognizes Evelyn’s strong support of AASLH’s professional development mission. A primary objective of the Douglas Evelyn Scholarship is to increase culturally diverse participation at the AASLH Annual Meeting and in all of the association’s programs. The scholarship includes annual meeting registration fee, a one-year individual membership in AASLH, and $700 toward travel and hotel expenses. To apply, submit your application by June 14, 2019. Email questions to: Bethany Hawkins, hawkins@aaslh.org.

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Full-time Students

It’s not a scholarship, but full-time students can receive free registration to the AASLH Annual Meeting in exchange for working two four-hour shifts during the meeting. Volunteer opportunities include monitoring sessions, distributing session evaluations, assisting with transportation to evening events, and more. Contact Natalie Flammia for more information.

Sponsor, exhibit, and advertise at the 2019 Annual Meeting.

Connect with the AASLH audience before, during, and after the Annual Meeting. Check out the 2019 Annual Meeting Marketing Kit for a full list of opportunities and contact AASLH Marketing Manager Darah Fogarty (fogarty@aaslh.org) with questions. Ready to get involved? Submit the order form to Darah Fogarty.

 

2019 ANNUAL MEETING MARKETING KITORDER FORM
 

What Are We Waiting For?


In this time of political, social, and cultural turmoil, history institutions stand poised to connect with their communities and audiences like never before. Rancorous debates over issues like racial violence, immigration, global climate change, mass incarceration, and others divide our communities and the nation. These flashpoint issues also reveal opportunities for the history community to provide context and information to help make sense of modern challenges. History institutions can serve as a refuge from the rapid swirl of the news cycle and offer the restoration, contemplation, and community sought by a tired and disconnected citizenry. Even as a need for the history community to take action becomes increasingly apparent, many of us remain hesitant to enter the fray. Some are aware that there are no quick solutions and that real connections take time. Others are afraid to weigh in on politically divisive issues or simply uncertain how, when, or if to make the jump. As history practitioners and history organizations encounter increasingly pressing and even dire challenges in our communities and within the field, the question remains: What are we waiting for? This question serves as our theme for the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) 2019 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Depending on the work at hand, our response to the question will vary. It might serve as a call to action, a challenge to embrace difficult work now. It might also serve as 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. In the spirit of this theme, the Program Committee seeks proposals that:

  • Engage intentionality around advancing or pausing initiatives.
  • Inspire movement for “stuck” colleagues.
  • Empower AASLH Annual Meeting attendees to address the pressing issues of our time successfully.
  • Provide understanding and tools for “slow growth” in areas where the weight of the issue requires foundational preparation.
  • Encompass a variety of formats that engage Annual Meeting attendees in fun, inspiring, serious, intellectual learning.
Webinar: Historic House Call: Mission2020-03-18T20:18:22-04:00

April 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm 3:30 pm

House museums are complex organizations but one of the most effective tools for navigating this complexity is the humble mission statement. In this 30-minute webinar, Erin Carlson Mast, president and CEO of President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC, discusses how she’s leveraged the values embedded in their mission statement to transform their community programs and daily operations to affect the lives of their visitors. She is interviewed by Max A. van Balgooy, co-editor of recently published Reimagining Historic House Museums and president of Engaging Places. This webinar is part of the Historic House Call webinar series. Organized by the committee of the AASLH Historic House Affinity Community, Historic House Call webinars provide staff and volunteers working in historic house museums the chance to hear from a leading expert on a topic related to historic sites and ask questions about that topic. Historic House Calls are presented quarterly at no charge for AASLH members.

Details:

DATE: April 23, 2020 TIME: 3:00 – 3:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone) COST: Free to AASLH Members / $30 Nonmembers We will record this event. Access the Recorded Webinar in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recording in their Dashboard.  Closed captioning is provided for this event. REGISTER HERE

Historic House Affinity Community

The mission of AASLH’s Historic House Museum Committee is to provide advice and direction for the development of programs and services that benefit historic house museums in the United States; and to ensure that AASLH’s programs and services for these organizations are high quality, address identified needs of the membership, and reflect current issues and thinking in the field. Check this link to learn more about the Historic House Affinity Community.

Historic House Calls

The AASLH Historic House Affinity Community organizes the Historic House Call webinar series. Other webinars in the Historic House Call series include: Check this link for upcoming House Calls and to view recordings of past webinars.

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost:
$30
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Website:
https://learn.aaslh.org/p/event-historic-house-call-mission-2020apr

Organizer

AASLH
Phone:
615-320-3203
Email:
info@aaslh.org
Website:
www.aaslh.org
Workshop: Creating Programs for Teachers and Students2019-12-11T17:55:35-05:00

Workshop Description

Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum education and programming needed to create engaging, educational, and successful educational programming for students and teachers. Learn how to craft on site and outreach programming that is meaningful to the education community.

Topics include:

  • Learning Theory
  • Onsite Programming
  • Outreach Programming
  • Working with Educators
  • Advocating for Education at Your Organization

Details

FORMAT: In-person group workshop

LENGTH: Two days (Approx 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)

DATE: June 11-12, 2020

LOCATION: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205

MATERIALS: Workshop materials will be provided upon registration and in-person at the event.

COST: $230 AASLH members / $345 nonmembers / See Scholarship opportunities below

** Save $40 when you register by May 8, 2020  and use promo code EARLYBIRD20 at checkout! **

REGISTER HERE

Who Should Attend This Workshop

This workshop is ideally suited for staff (first-time museum educators, directors, tour guides or volunteer managers and mid-career professionals), museum studies students, or dedicated volunteers working in all types of museums who are given the responsibility of education and public programming.

Scholarship 

AASLH Workshop Scholarships

Our annual workshop scholarship program provides free registration to an onsite Continuing Education workshop and one-year AASLH membership for four applicants. Two scholarships are reserved for new professionals (fewer than three years in the field), and two for applicants broadening the racial and ethnic diversity of our field. Applications are due January 15, 2020. Read more and apply. 

Online Course: Collections Management2019-12-05T11:14:50-05:00

Course Description

This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects.

At the beginning of the course participants will be asked to select five objects from their museum to work with throughout the eight weeks. During the course, participants will be working on a collection management policy draft, and conducting some management tasks with their mini-collection objects.

Details

COURSE DATES: March 2 – April 26, 2020

COST: $195 AASLH Members / $295 Nonmembers

OPEN REGISTRATION: December 2, 2019 – February 23, 2020; 30 participant limit

Course Logistics

FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course

LENGTH: 8 weeks

PARTICIPATION STYLE: Four one-hour online chats, participation is expected for at least two chats – chat schedule to be determined by the instructor at the start of the course – if you are unable to attend a chat you can read the transcript and then post your thoughts/questions in the General Forum; weekly readings and assignments; final course assignment. Students should expect to spend approximately 2-5 hours per week on the course.

MATERIALS: One required text: John E. Simmons, Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies, Washington, DC: American Alliance of Museums, 2006 (ISBN 10:1-933253-03-07). Optional text: Daniel B. Reibel. Registration Methods for the Small MuseumFourth Edition, Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008 (Paperback ISBN 978-0-7591-1131-8)  (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with your registration. You must order the book separately from the book seller of your choice.)

CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.
REGISTER HERE

Participant Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Develop a detailed draft of a Collections Policy
  • Identify a collection of objects
  • Develop a standardized set of registration records and forms including inventory, catalog, accession, and loans
  • Learn about various registration numbering systems and how to mark objects appropriately
  • Discuss issues related to collections strategies, mission, purpose, and scope of collections
  • Develop a broader understanding of legal and ethical concerns of managing collections

Who Should Take This Course

This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries with historical collections who have little to no experience with collections management. This course requires participants have access to museum collections to successfully complete this course, either as a staff member, volunteer, or intern.

Online Course: Collections Management2019-12-05T11:09:33-05:00

Course Description

This eight week course will introduce participants to the professional principles and practices in the management of museum collections. Topics will include collections development, registration and record keeping with an emphasis on the development of Collection Policies and Procedures and what it means to be intellectually and physically responsible for museum objects.

At the beginning of the course participants will be asked to select five objects from their museum to work with throughout the eight weeks. During the course, participants will be working on a collection management policy draft, and conducting some management tasks with their mini-collection objects.

Details

COURSE DATES: January 27 – March 22, 2020

COST: $195 AASLH Members / $295 Nonmembers

OPEN REGISTRATION: November 26, 2019 – January 19, 2020; 30 participant limit

Course Logistics

FORMAT: Online, instructor-led, weekly-paced course

LENGTH: 8 weeks

PARTICIPATION STYLE: Four one-hour online chats, participation is expected for at least two chats – chat schedule to be determined by the instructor at the start of the course – if you are unable to attend a chat you can read the transcript and then post your thoughts/questions in the General Forum; weekly readings and assignments; final course assignment. Students should expect to spend approximately 2-5 hours per week on the course.

MATERIALS: One required text: John E. Simmons, Things Great and Small: Collections Management Policies, Washington, DC: American Alliance of Museums, 2006 (ISBN 10:1-933253-03-07). Optional text: Daniel B. Reibel. Registration Methods for the Small MuseumFourth Edition, Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008 (Paperback ISBN 978-0-7591-1131-8)  (Texts are NOT INCLUDED with your registration. You must order the book separately from the book seller of your choice.)

CREDIT: Successful completion of this course (80% or higher) will earn one credit toward the Small Museum Pro! certificate from AASLH.
REGISTER HERE

Participant Outcomes

By the end of this course participants will:

  • Develop a detailed draft of a Collections Policy
  • Identify a collection of objects
  • Develop a standardized set of registration records and forms including inventory, catalog, accession, and loans
  • Learn about various registration numbering systems and how to mark objects appropriately
  • Discuss issues related to collections strategies, mission, purpose, and scope of collections
  • Develop a broader understanding of legal and ethical concerns of managing collections

Who Should Take This Course

This course is a beginning level course designed for professional staff and volunteers of historical organizations and libraries with historical collections who have little to no experience with collections management. This course requires participants have access to museum collections to successfully complete this course, either as a staff member, volunteer, or intern.

Webinar: Best Practices for Working with a Board of Directors2019-12-05T11:00:39-05:00

Webinar Description

There’s no shortage of reading material about how nonprofit boards of directors are supposed to operate. But when you are the paid or unpaid executive director or the board president who sometimes fills the role of executive director in an all-volunteer organization, you need to be more than book smart to successfully achieve the delicate balance of working for—and with—your board of directors. 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.

Details

DATE: February 20, 2020

TIME: 3:00 – 4:15 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: $40 Members / $65 Nonmembers / $15 discount for StEPs participants with promo code found on StEPs Community website

We will record this webinar. Access the Recorded Webinar in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recordings in their Dashboard. 

Closed captioning is provided for this event.

REGISTER HERE

Partner Webinar: Neurodiversity in Museums: Crafting Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder2019-12-05T10:52:37-05:00

Join museum professional and autism mom Jackie Spainhour as she provides insight into how museums of all sizes and scopes can adapt their facilities and programming to suit the needs of children on the autism spectrum. Jackie will share tangible steps that any museum can take, resources for best practices in engaging children on the autism spectrum, and will discuss how and why museums should prioritize these efforts.

 

Details

DATE: January 15, 2020

TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: Free

REGISTRATION: This webinar is presented by the Texas Historical Commission. Registration must be completed separately through the Texas Historical Commission. Follow the link in the button below to register.

REGISTER HERE
 

Speaker

Jackie Spainhour is a writer, researcher, museum professional, and special needs mom living in Norfolk, Virginia. She is an alumnus of Old Dominion University and sits on the Board of Directors for the Victorian Society in America. Jackie serves as the Director of the Hunter House Victorian Museum is the author of “Museums and Millennials: Engaging the Coveted Patron Generation” and “Gilded Age Norfolk, Virginia: Tidewater Wealth, Industry, and Propriety.” Jackie was a 2018 Leadership and Advocacy Fellow for the Virginia Association of Museums, with her research focusing on autism and museums.
 

Related Events

AASLH encourages participants to also attend Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations presented by AASLH. This webinar series is a two-part series presented on January 7 and January 23, 2020. The first webinar will highlight an overview of neurodiversity, accessibility, and inclusion as well as a focus on autism spectrum disorders and respectfully communicate to and about this population. The second part of the series will include lessons learned and practical applications from Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and recommendations for actionable first steps to increase accessibility and inclusion at your organization. Follow the link in the button below to register.

REGISTER HERE

Webinar: Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations2019-12-05T10:38:05-05:00

Webinar Description

For individuals with developmental disabilities like autism spectrum disorders and their families, accessing community arts, civic, and cultural events can be challenging and at times, feel incredibly overwhelming. The uncertainty of new situations – will they feel overwhelmed, will their child have a melt-down and need to leave as soon as they arrive, will they be judged by other people – can be enough to deter an individual or family from seeking experiences that could be enjoyable and enriching for their child and for their family as a whole.

This webinar series is a two-part series. The first webinar will highlight an overview of neurodiversity, accessibility, and inclusion as well as a focus on autism spectrum disorders and respectfully communicate to and about this population. The second part of the series will include lessons learned and practical applications from Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and recommendations for actionable first steps to increase accessibility and inclusion at your organization.

Details

DATES: PART I: January 7, 2020 | PART II: January 23, 2020

TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: $30 AASLH and Texas Historical Commission Members / $50 Nonmembers (Texas Historical Commission members should contact THC for a discount code)

REGISTRATION: Registration includes both Part I and Part II of the AASLH Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations webinar series.

REGISTER HERE

We will record these events. Access the Recorded Webinars in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recordings in their Dashboard. 

Closed captioning is provided for these events.

Related Events

AASLH encourages participants to also attend Neurodiversity in Museums: Crafting Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder presented by the Texas Historical Commission on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. Please note that registration for the January 15 webinar must be completed separately through the Texas Historical Commission and is not included in your AASLH registration.

Webinar: Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations2019-12-05T10:38:06-05:00

Webinar Description

For individuals with developmental disabilities like autism spectrum disorders and their families, accessing community arts, civic, and cultural events can be challenging and at times, feel incredibly overwhelming. The uncertainty of new situations – will they feel overwhelmed, will their child have a melt-down and need to leave as soon as they arrive, will they be judged by other people – can be enough to deter an individual or family from seeking experiences that could be enjoyable and enriching for their child and for their family as a whole.

This webinar series is a two-part series. The first webinar will highlight an overview of neurodiversity, accessibility, and inclusion as well as a focus on autism spectrum disorders and respectfully communicate to and about this population. The second part of the series will include lessons learned and practical applications from Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and recommendations for actionable first steps to increase accessibility and inclusion at your organization.

Details

DATES: PART I: January 7, 2020 | PART II: January 23, 2020

TIME: 3:00 – 4:00 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: $30 AASLH and Texas Historical Commission Members / $50 Nonmembers (Texas Historical Commission members should contact THC for a discount code)

REGISTRATION: Registration includes both Part I and Part II of the AASLH Increasing Accessibility and Inclusion at Community Organizations webinar series.

REGISTER HERE

We will record these events. Access the Recorded Webinars in the AASLH Resource Center after the event has passed. Registrants of this event receive complimentary access to the recordings in their Dashboard. 

Closed captioning is provided for these events.

Related Events

AASLH encourages participants to also attend Neurodiversity in Museums: Crafting Community for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder presented by the Texas Historical Commission on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. Please note that registration for the January 15 webinar must be completed separately through the Texas Historical Commission and is not included in your AASLH registration.

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

Phone: 615-320-3203

Fax: 458 761-9562