A Crisis of Faith: Interpreting Leonard Bernstein's Music and Religion

Photos courtesy of Jessi Melcer. By Barbara Franco, independent scholar, museum…


Historic Prayers in Historic Churches

By Spencer W. McBride, Ph.D. One of my favorite historical sites to visit…


The brick walled side of the Museum of the Bible, hung with five vertical banners. A glass domed roof sits atop the building.

The Museum of the Bible: Thoughts on Museum Location and Historical Timing

By John E. Baucom, Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma This past March, I…


It's Official: We're Dating Our Building

Back in 2016, AASLH was searching for new office space. Our rented office on…


To Do Rightly: Congregations as Incubators of American Activism

Photo by Victor Manuel Ramos. Courtesy of Arch Street Meeting House. Last year,…


Public History and American Civil Religion

When I tell people I study religious history, the conversation frequently…


Religion in Museums: The New Book

Photo via religioninmuseums.wordpress.com Just ten or so years ago museums…


Ghost Tours: Marketing Hype or Spiritual Quest?  

The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot begins with an actual ghost causing problems after…


Is There Something to Memento Mori? Interpreting Death at the W.H. Stark House

Master IAM of Zwolle. Memento Mori. Engraving. Late 15th Century. Metropolitan…