New Member Orientation

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

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Date: May 9, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

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Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

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About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she spent eight years doing marketing in the for-profit sector. In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts. She's a DC area native and a bonafied history nerd.

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New Member Orientation

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

Details:

Date: April 13, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Register

Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Register

About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she spent eight years doing marketing in the for-profit sector. In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts. She's a DC area native and a bonafied history nerd.

Register

AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

Details:

Date: March 7, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Register

Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Register

About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she spent eight years doing marketing in the for-profit sector. In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts. She's a DC area native and a bonafied history nerd.

Register

AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

Details:

Date: February 16, 2017

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Register

Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event. This webinar is offered monthly, so you can also join a future webinar if you want to learn more.

Know someone who is interested in becoming a member or getting more involved in AASLH? Invite them to register!

Register

About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she spent eight years doing marketing in the for-profit sector. In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts. She's a DC area native and a bonafied history nerd.

Register

AASLH New Member Orientation Webinar

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members. (Scroll down for more details)

Details:

Date: Decemeber 6, 2016

Time: 3pm EST

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmembers

Register

Full Description of the Webinar:

Are you a new member of AASLH? Interested in AASLH membership? Eager to make the most of your important role in this community? Join AASLH staff for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to AASLH members.

As your home for history, we want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the AASLH community and find out how we can support your practice of history. There will be plenty of time for any questions about AASLH or our services.

This webinar is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required. A recording of the webinar, slides, and notes will be sent to all registrants after the event.

Register

About the Instructor:

web-headshot-9-200-wideHannah Hethmon is the Membership Marketing Coordinator at AASLH, where­—among other communication and marketing responsibilities— she runs all the official social media accounts. Before entering the public history/ museum field, she worked for eight years doing marketing, copywriting, and sales in the for-profit sector (primarily small businesses). In addition to a degree in English literature, she holds a master’s in medieval Icelandic history, philology, and manuscripts.

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AASLH Welcomes First 30 Academic Program Members

Diverse Students Studying with Their Professor

In April 2016, AASLH launched a brand new membership type for Academic Programs. Designed specifically to meet the needs of faculty and students in history, public history, and museum studies programs, the Academic Program Membership offers a unique benefits package for only $310 a year. Most importantly, students of the Academic Program Members get free membership as long as they are enrolled.

The response has exceeded our initial expectations, and we are excited to welcome these thirty departments/programs and their students to the AASLH community:

For more information on the Academic Program Membership, check out our membership page, browse the APM Handbook, or contact Hannah Hethmon (hethmon@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203).


AASLH and NEMA Partner to Strengthen History Organizations in New England

Traditional New England House

Organizations in the New England region, especially all-volunteer ones, can save money and  put their organization on a path to progress as the result of two offers now available from AASLH and the New England Museum Association.

First, all-volunteer organizations in the New England region that are not currently members of NEMA are now eligible for a complimentary one-year Volunteer Institution Membership (VIM) at NEMA when they enroll in AASLH’s Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs). Membership in NEMA offers a wide variety of benefits including training, advocacy and networking.

stepsbadges-goldStEPs is a self-study program offered by AASLH designed specifically for small- to mid-sized history organizations including all-volunteer ones. The StEPs workbook guides organizations in assessing their policies and practices using a Basic, Good and Better benchmarking system. This allows them to measure progress while working incrementally to make improvements. Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates are earned and help organizations communicate their exciting progress to their community and stakeholders.

Second, ALL current and new institutional members of NEMA that enroll in StEPs receive a complimentary registration for one AASLH live webinar. AASLH maintains a year round calendar of continuing education programs.

Details on how to redeem both offers is sent with StEPs enrollment materials. For more information, contact Cherie Cook, AASLH Senior Program Manager, at cook@aaslh.org or 573-893-5164.

AASLH is excited to join with the New England Museum Association to make these special opportunities available.


Meet a Member: Terri Blanchette

Meet a Member is a regular blog series spotlighting our members. AASLH has 5,500 fascinating members working hard for the field of history, and we want to show them off. 

Terri Blanchette: AASLH Member since 2008

Alma maters: B.A. U.S. History Cal State East Bay; M.A. U.S. History/Public History Duquesne University

What is your role in the field of history?

TerriBlanchette 072016Owner, TimeSorters, LLC. After a number of years in the museum field, I realized that there is a lot of great history in informal family and business collections – but it’s at risk of disappearing due to improper care. So I founded TimeSorters, LLC. We provide museum-quality preservation services and train individuals on how to best store their personal treasures.

 

How did you become involved in the field of history?

I had a quirky undergrad professor who shared her intense passion for the relevance and people of history – they weren’t just dates and dead people. After moving to a new city I decided to volunteer at the local museum and have been involved with museums and preservation ever since.

 

Why does history matter to you?

It’s an unparalleled way to understand people and helps give context to what is happening today.

 

How has your AASLH membership been of value to you and your practice of history?

The high-quality in-person and webinar training has strengthened and broaden my skill set and being a member of the Leadership in History Awards committee has provided a wonderful opportunity to help other members gain national recognition while giving me new connections to colleagues who have ultimately become long-lasting friends.

 

What are you working on right now?

I have just completed writing a book about Cyrus “Cy” Hungerford, 1888-1983. He was the longest published editorial cartoonist of all time.

 

What is the most interesting or challenging change you’ve seen in the field (or that you see coming)?

Museums can no longer assume that their existence and “high calling” to saving history is enough to sustain them. They need to redefine their value and relevance to those they serve on a city by city basis.

These answers were edited for length and clarity. Want to be featured? Email Hannah Hethmon to learn more. Click here to read about more featured members.  


Initial AASLH 2015 Member Survey Results (Data)

Back in November, nearly 900 of our individual and institutional members completed the 2015 Membership Survey. Thank you! This is the sixth time since 2001 that AASLH has conducted the survey. Over the summer, we will be using the information gleaned from our members to plan for AASLH’s future.

The survey was conducted by Debb Wilcox, the consultant who manages our Visitors Count data. Please note that this is not a scientific survey with random representative sampling. Nevertheless, the volume of responses and comparative questions we have used this time and in the previous survey efforts will give staff and Council a good sense of how members think the organization is performing. As a taste of what’s to come, here are some very preliminary demographic results.

 

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Welcome New AASLH Members (Dec. 2015)

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AASLH is pleased to welcome all the individuals and institutions who became members in December. We are so glad you chose to make AASLH your home for history.

 

New Individual Members

Tamara Barnes, Director of Audience Outreach, Tibbits Opera House
Rebecca Clower, Registrar/ Curatorial Manager, The First Church of Christ, Scientist
Jennifer Cohen, Seattle, WA
Lynn Distelhorft, Johnson City, TN
Samantha Forsko, Philadelphia, PA
Michelle Gross, Fayetteville, NC
Carol Guzzo, Maumee, OH
Deirdre Hennebury, Southfield, MI
Falon Hoven, Naselle, WA
Fred Huebsch, Prarie du Chien, WI
Margaret James, Milwaukee, WI
Victor Jew, University of WI Madison
Rose Kubiatowicz, White Bear Lake, MN
Eleanor Langham, Westport, MA
Wendell Livingston, Rowayton, CT
Alexandra McKenna, Beaumont, TX
Marcia Powers, Gerrardstown, WV
Chris Ryon, East Setauket, NY
William Stoutamire, Kearney, NE
Sue Thompson, Enfield Town Historian, NY
Katheryn P. Viens, Attleboro
Matthew Villamaino Jr., Wilbraham, MA
Jon Voss, Strategic Partnerships Director, HISTORYPIN
Amanda Weyer, The California Museum
Rita Williams, Princeton, NJ
Brooks Whittaker, Montreal, QC

 

New Institutional Members

College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD
Conifer Historical Society, Conifer, CO
Davies County Historical Society, Washington, IN
Franklin County Historical Society & Museum, Pasco, WA
Heritage Avon Lake, Avon Lake, OH
History of Italian Immigration Museum Filitalia Internationa, Philadelphia, PA
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, New York, NY
Longswamp Township Historical Society, Topton, PA
Los Padres Forest Association, Santa Ynez, CA
Madison County Historical Society, Edwardsville, IL
Mount Tabor Historical Society, Mount Tabor, NJ
New Providence Historical Society, New Providence, NJ
Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA
Old Castle Museum, Baldwin City, KS
Oliver and District Heritage Society, Oliver, BC
Perinton Historical Society, Fairport, NY
Poultney Historical Society, East Poultney, VT
Providence Day School Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
Reveille United Methodist Church, Richmond, VA
Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA
Rosenberg Railroad Museum, Rosenberg, TX
Seaford Historical Society, Seaford, NY
Southfield Historical Society, Southfield, MI
Southwest Texas Junior College Uvalde TX
St. Clair Historical Museum & Research Center, St. Clair, MI
The Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, PA
Toronto Police Service Museum and Discovery Centre, Toronto, ON
Venice Historical Society, Venice, CA
Wayne County Historical Association, Goldsboro, NC