AASLH partnered with the National Council on Public History (NCPH) to issue a first-of-its-kind report on the prevalence of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in history organizations in the United States. The report is based on a year-long survey about gender discrimination and sexual harassment in public history organizations. AASLH and NCPH contracted with Oberg Research to analyze the survey results and write the report.
“History in Our Parks: Results from a National Survey of Practitioners” is the first report that is known to provide insight into the budget, staffing, and workplace experiences of the thousands of practitioners working at history organizations that are part of state, county, and municipal park systems.
In the winter of 2020-2021, the AASLH History in Our Parks Task Force conducted a survey of 265 individuals doing history work at public parks agencies across the country. The primary goal of this research effort was to understand how historic sites are operated by parks agencies and the challenges faced by those working within those agencies.