The Military History Community

Military history is an important subset of the history field. The AASLH Military History Committee provides advice and direction for the development of programs and services that benefit U.S. history institutions with a military focus as well as museums/historic sites with military items in their collections.

The Military History Community is made up of a dedicated network of professionals committed to providing the best resources for those interested in the care of military artifacts and interpretation of military history at their sites.

Almost every history organization in the country has some affiliation with or attachment to military history. We are here to help 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.

The Military History Community publishes an e-newsletters with articles and updates about the group and issues facing the field. To subscribe to the e-newsletter, simply join the Military History Community. You can also view past issues.

AASLH Annual Meeting Events
Every year at the AASLH Annual Meeting, the Military History group plans sessions involving military history and at least one meal or event for the community members to attend to network. Past events includes special tours of military sites and luncheons.

Collections Camp: Military Artifacts
Every two years, AASLH holds a 2 1/2 day Collections Camp workshop focusing on Military History collections. These workshops help participants gain practical tools to help improve the care of military collections. The next Collections Camp will be in 2018.


The Military History Community is led by the following committee members:

Gordon Blaker, Immediate Past Chair, U.S. Army Artillery Museum, Ft. Sill, OK (2011-2018)

Marc Blackburn, Committee Chair, National Park Service, Eatonville, WA (2013-2019)

Francoise Bonnell, U.S. Army Women’s Museum (2015-2019)

Bill Brewster, First Division Museum at Cantigny, Wheaton, IL (2013-2018)

Lisa Budreau, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN (2015-2019)

Ralph Cuevas, John E. Conner Museum, Wichita Falls, TX (2014-2018)

Jeffrey Larrabee, National Guard Bureau Historical Services, Washington, D.C. (2014-2018)

Adam Morgan, Colorado Army National Guard, Colorado Springs, CO (2012-2018)

Claire Samuelson, U.S. Army Ordnance Training and Heritage Center (2015-2019)

Adam Scher, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN (2015-2019)

Michael Telzrow, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison, WI (2013-2018)

Richard White. Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN (2017-2019)

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