Crowdsourcing Slavery Interpretation: Challenges and Responses

Courtesy of Montpelier Foundation. By Christian Cotz, Kristin Gallas, Linnea…


A black and white photograph of an old house with a columned overhang.

The Personal is Professional: Reckoning with Slavers in the Family

By Sarah Jencks, Director of Education and Interpretation, Ford's Theatre My…


Personal Encounters with the Tough Stuff of History

In the last few years, our field has begun to engage more intentionally with…


Fifth Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference Call for Proposals

Cabin c. 1830, Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood, Maryland. The fifth annual…


History in Progress: The One Orlando Collection

This project is the recipient of a 2017 History in Progress Award. June 12,…


Cultural Competency: A Powerful Tool for Change

At the 2016 AASLH Annual Meeting, the Educators and Interpreters Committee…


Inspiration Found at the 2015 Annual Meeting

As a young professional and the brand new executive director of a small town…


Message from the Council Chair: On AASLH 2015

The 2015 annual meeting theme, “The Power of Possibility,” was crafted by…


History vs. Heritage – What stories are museums sharing?

Margaret Biser’s recent Vox.com article, “I used to lead tours at a plantation.…


Interpreting Slavery

This March, I and my colleagues from Belle Grove Plantation and the Cedar Creek…