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Webinar: Strategic Planning: Aligning the Work of Your Organization

Strategic planning is the process by which board, staff and select constituents decide the strategy for future direction of an organization and allocate resources, including people, to ensure the target is reached. Strategic planning aligns the work of the organization.

Join us for this 90-minute webinar to learn how strategic planning can help your organization be stronger, your board more engaged, and your work more intentional.Join us for this 90-minute webinar to learn how strategic planning can help your organization be stronger, your board more engaged, and your work more intentional.

This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of online continuing education offered to both StEPs program participants and all others interested in strategic planning. This is StEPs Lab 18.

Details:

DATE: Friday, May 31, 2019

TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EASTERN (Remember to adjust for your time zone)

COST: $40 Members / $65 Nonmembers / $15 discount for StEPs participants with promo code found on StEPs Community website

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.

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Participant Outcomes

After taking part in this webinar, participants will:

  1. Better understand the impact strategic planning can have in aligning the work of your organization;
  2. Understand theories of change and how the goal impacts the path, and
  3. Understand how organizational values frame the strategic path and plan.

Speaker:

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Dani Robbins is the director of Nonprofit Administration programs at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. After serving in the nonprofit arena for over 25 years, primarily in executive leadership positions, she has ascended to what she considers her dream job and the continuation of her life’s work: advancing social justice.

Robbins founded and still leads Non Profit Evolution, a consulting firm dedicated to building capacity, board governance, and organizational development in small to mid-size nonprofit organizations. She is also a speaker and trainer, and a former instructor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University and fundraising coach for Network for Good. Robbins is the author of a blog on issues relating to nonprofit organizations, and the co-author, with Maureen Metcalf, of the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Nonprofit Executives. Her education includes an M.A. in Public Administration from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, and a B.A. from Kent State University.


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Webinar: Is Your Organization Ready for StEPs?

Assessment programs like AASLH’s StEPs program are road maps. They are a valuable tool for moving an organization forward along a path and helping paid and unpaid staff, volunteers, and board members stay focused as they travel together along that path toward a set of common goals.

Organizations that can connect planning and fundraising to an assessment program gain credibility. Funders like to know that your proposed project is based upon goals that are supported by an assessment program, and that your organization’s progress can be measured.

StEPs is a self-study assessment program open to any museum, historical society, historic house, site, or related organization. It is intended for small- and mid-sized organizations that do not feel ready for other assessment programs, but larger museums may find it useful for prioritizing and as a refresher checklist or training tool. Enrollment in StEPs is a one-time fee of $175 for institutional members of AASLH.

Is your organization ready for StEPs? Join us for this free, one-hour webinar to hear how StEPs can help your organization create a road map for meaningful change.

Note: This webinar is for organizations that are considering using the StEPs program. Organizations already enrolled in the program should register for the free webinar, “StEPs Welcome or Refresher" on June 19, 2019: https://learn.aaslh.org/p/event-stepswelcome-2019jun.

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Details:

Date: May 1, 2019

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Eastern (Please adjust for your timezone!)

Cost: Free for AASLH Members and Nonmember

Closed captioning available upon advanced notice. Please contact flammia@aaslh.org for more information.

About the Instructor:

Cherie Cook is AASLH Senior Program Manager. Prior to joining the Association, Cherie worked with museums in Oklahoma for more than sixteen years, first as field services coordinator and then as executive director of the Oklahoma Museums Association. Much of Cherie’s work at AASLH focuses on smaller history organizations and is influenced not only by her years in Oklahoma but also her experience as a county historical society curator.


The StEPs logo, in which the letters of S-T-E-P-S are typed above a curved brush stroke that is lower on the left and higher on the right. Text below logo reads Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations.

Five Organizations Earn StEPs Certificates in March

We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates last month!

The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against nationally recognized standards. StEPs certificates mark an institution’s progress towards enhancing standards and management of their resources.

Kent-Delord House Museum, Plattsburgh, NY: Management Bronze

Lacey Historical Society, Forked River, NJ: Audience, MVG, Stewardship of Collections Gold

PBY Memorial Foundation, Oak Harbor, WA: Audience Bronze

Uintah County Heritage Museum, Vernal, UT: Management and MVG Bronze, Management and MVG Silver

Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey, Point Pleasant, NJ: Interpretation Bronze


StEPs Spotlight: Our Latest Gold Graduate, the Greeneville Greene County History Museum

Exciting changes are happening at the more than 1,000 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations).

Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations.

Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting goals for a bright future.

AASLH is proud to announce our seventh national StEPs graduate and the first in our home state of Tennessee!

Greeneville Greene County History Museum
Greeneville, Tennessee

By Dan Spice, Board Co-President, Greeneville Greene County History Museum

Beginning as a one-room museum in a retired school building, the museum has grown to thirteen galleries and numerous walk-through exhibits. This includes a fully restored 1787 two-story log structure that was one of Greene County's first homes that is now located on museum property. Galleries include “Tennessee Country: Paleo to Pioneer” and “The Green Book: The Segregated Years,” and the museum shares artifact stories and oral histories on its Facebook page and YouTube channel. GGCHM began as the Nathanael Greene Museum, but a name change on 2013 to the Greeneville Greene County History Museum more properly focuses on the collection of artifacts and stories of our rich local history. We host visitors from numerous states and several foreign countries each year, but we are most proud of our service to area residents, including thousands of schoolchildren. A staff of three and twenty-five volunteers work at the museum, which enrolled in StEPs in 2015.

Can you describe how your organization is making its way through the program?

We focused on working on each level and divided our board members into groups to help complete and document each step. Eventually, we found that we were already at the Good level in some sections. We used board meetings, committee meetings, and community advisory panels as we completed our strategic planning process in 2018 with the help of an outside professional management consulting firm. The workbook was invaluable in prompting a more objective look at our policies, plans, and procedures.

Our 2018 museum board.

What would you say is the most significant change or improvement within your organization as a result of taking part in StEPs?

A focus on staff and board growth was one tremendous outcome, along with planning for a new building that will allow us to serve more visitors each year and provide much-needed exhibit and storage space for our collections. StEPs is one way we are demonstrating our stewardship and growth to potential funders for our new building.

Tell us about some other specific examples of positive changes within your organization as a result of participation in StEPs.

Because we are presently in a 102-year-old building, disaster plans were badly needed. We were able to put this into action and it paid off, with a recent electrical malfunction that could have caused much greater damage if not for our disaster plan.

AASLH Chief of Operations Bethany Hawkins presents the StEPs graduation certificate to Betty Fletcher, Operations Director of the Greeneville Greene County History Museum, at the 2019 Tennessee Association of Museums conference.

Which section of the workbook has been your favorite, and why?

The Collections section forced us to focus on the quality of acquisitions and learning when and how to say "No, thank you" to unwanted donations. We also learned to look for the value and stories attached to our collections.

What advice do you have for organizations just starting in StEPs?

The workbook is invaluable. Read it, use the case study examples, and use the process as a good "floor-length mirror" for your organization. The StEPs process, for us a three-year endeavor, helped our board focus on long-term growth and greatly increasing the quality of our collection, exhibits, and service to the community.  While the entire board participated, our StEPs chair Kathy Giles, made sure we stayed on task and focused on improvement.  We highly recommend the program for the discipline and professionalism it has fostered in our organization.

Learn more about StEPs...

The StEPs logo, in which the letters of S-T-E-P-S are typed above a curved brush stroke that is lower on the left and higher on the right. Text below logo reads Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations.

Four Organizations Earn StEPs Certificates in February

We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates last month!

The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against nationally recognized standards. StEPs certificates mark an institution’s progress towards enhancing standards and management of their resources.

Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation, Park City, UT: MVG Bronze

Cass County Historical Society, Plattsmouth, NE: MVG and Stewardship of Collections Bronze

Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, Inc., Lakehurst, NJ: Stewardship of Collections Bronze

Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen's Museum, Tuckerton, NJ: Stewardship of Collections Silver


New StEPs Group Forms in Missouri

By Elizabeth Pickard, Director, Education and Interpretation, Missouri Historical Society

Last month, the Missouri Historical Society launched its new StEPs working group as part of its Innovation Fund. Seven local history organizations are working through the StEPs workbook planning process in one year. The hope is that, by tackling the program in a structured course with fellow professionals, participants can share resources with one another as well as be sources of encouragement and support. A structured group also helps participants stay focused on the program by having set deadlines and group meetings. The quick pace is intended to help the organizations develop planning and implementation plans and to keep their momentum going through the process.

In addition to providing a group meeting structure, MHS is bringing in local, regional, and national experts to speak on each of the StEPs workbook sections. They will lead workshops on each topic and, during the planning time in the workshop session, help organizations identify action steps to meet their goals.

The organizations will gather for four hour meetings eight times over the course of the year, beginning with the January 2019 kickoff session and ending with a January 2020 StEPs celebration. At each gathering, they will develop a plan for conducting the initial assessment for one of the chapters. They will then identify what resources they have and what resources they need to determine where they are for each of the chapter’s standards, including what level they meet, or whether the standard needs to be addressed to begin with.  At the next meeting, they debrief with one another, share their experiences, and then have a workshop on that chapter.  At the end of the session, they will plan for assessing the next chapter and so on.

Here is the meeting schedule for the year, along with the presenters covering each topic. We're excited to begin this process with our colleagues!

Date Topic Speaker
January 15 Kickoff meeting/plan for assessing Mission, Vision, Governance Cherie Cook, AASLH
February 12 Mission, Vision, and Governance workshop/plan for assessing Audience Ashley Holmes, The Rome Group
April 16 Audience/plan for assessing Interpretation Dina Bailey, Mountain Top Vision
June 11 Interpretation/plan for assessing Stewardship of Collections Modupe Labode, IUPUI
August 13 Stewardship of Collections/plan for assessing Historic Landscapes and Structures Tamara Hemmerlein, Indiana Historical Society
October 15 Stewardship of Historic Landscapes and Structures/plan for assessing Management Andrew Weil, Landmarks St. Louis
December 17 Management/develop punch list to complete StEPs Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, The Abbe Museum
January 14 2020 wrap up and celebration of class of 2019 and kickoff for class of 2020  

Learn more about StEPs groups here, and for more information on starting a StEPs group in your area, contact AASLH Senior Program Manager Cherie Cook at cook@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203.


StEPs Spotlight: Monroe County Museum

Exciting changes are happening at the 1,000 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations).

Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations.

Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting goals for a bright future.

Monroe County Museum
Monroe, Michigan

By Andrew Clark, Museum Director, Monroe County Museum

When it was originally founded in 1939, the Monroe County Museum shared quarters with other community organizations in the Sawyer House, a historic home located in the city of Monroe. Through the generosity of the founders of La-Z-Boy, in the early 1970s the museum moved into a building of its own, the recently vacated United States Post Office. Our signature exhibits include the First Nations, French-Canadian Settlement, 200 Years and Counting: A Bicentennial Exhibit, and George and Libbie Custer. We also have changing exhibits throughout the year. A staff of three full-time and twelve part-time employees, eleven members of the Monroe County Historical Commission, and sixty volunteers work at the museum, which enrolled in StEPs in 2017.

The Monroe County Museum also operates the Territorial Park on the River Raisin, a seasonal historical park, which includes the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post (1789), Navarre-Morris Cabin (c. 1810), Papermill School (c. 1865), as well as a recreated barn and bake oven typical of the region in the 1790s and early 1800s. Additionally we maintain the Eby Log House (1859) located at the county fairgrounds and assist with the operations of the Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum, a seasonally operated site. Before it was transferred to the National Park Service, the museum also managed the River Raisin Battlefield, a War of 1812 site.

The Monroe County Museum fuels and cultivates visitors' curiosity through the exploration of Monroe County's rich and varied stories, joining together to unearth meaning and illuminate relevant connections between the past, present, and future.

From left to right: Navarre-Anderson Trading Post, Navarre-Morris Cabin, bake oven, and barn. A multi-year preservation and improvements project begins at the site in 2019.

Why did you choose the StEPs program?

In 2016, the Monroe County Historical Commission (MCHC) and Monroe County Museum (MCM) were still shaking off the funk of potential closure from a few years prior. Additionally, the MCHC was undergoing a structural transformation. However, the leadership of the MCHC and MCM recognized that we needed to position ourselves to begin thinking of the future. Some of our initial conversations were around the idea of seeking accreditation but we quickly realized that we were not at a point where we could successfully go through the process. Once we settled with StEPs, rather than go through the process in-house, we contracted with Donna Braden from the Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, to lead us through the workbook. Donna's experience, organization, and expertise with the topics covered really made it possible for us to finish the workbook in a timely manner.

Can you describe how your organization is making its way through the program?

Our general process in going through StEPs was for our committee comprised of historical commissioners and museum staff to meet in a retreat format generally followed with an enrichment session that integrated with some aspect of StEPs. As needed, we would augment the committee with historical commissioners or museum staff that would be the most impacted or could provide specific insights related to the topic of discussion for that day. Following each meeting, Donna would provide extensive notes and supplemental materials related to the topic of discussion. At every meeting of the historical commission, the StEPs Committee would then give a progress report. Periodically, Donna would give updates to the MCHC at meetings in Monroe or at retreats at the Henry Ford.

Hiring an outside consultant like Donna was one of the best decisions for us as an organization. The work that she put into it and knowledge she conveyed to us as a committee has been invaluable. One outcome was that Donna and our StEPs committee presented at the Michigan Museum Association's annual conference in October 2018 about the process and the dynamics of a large institution working with a small institution.

Consultant Donna Braden (far right) with members of the Monroe County Historical Commission and Monroe County Museum staff at a StEPs retreat at the Henry Ford's Eagle Tavern, November 2018.

What would you say is the most significant change or improvement within your organization as a result of taking part in StEPs?

The Monroe County Historical Commission and Monroe County Museum have started to think more about the future in a thoughtful manner. We've been able to admit to our strengths and weaknesses as an organization and started the process of making the appropriate corrections. Perhaps, most importantly, we've developed strategic priorities and a road-map to accomplishing them.

Tell us about some other specific examples of positive changes within your organization as a result of participation in StEPs.

Our participation has been a little bit different from other organizations, but one of the most positive outcomes is working with colleagues from another museum. Additionally, historical commissioners and museum staff have learned more about some of the universal truths of the museum field (e. g., everyone needs more storage for collections and the collections storage you have could always be improved).

Historic image of Papermill School. Besides serving as a one-room schoolhouse for nearly a century, the building also served as the home of the Monroe County Museum's Country Store Exhibit for nearly fifty years. In late 2018, museum staff started preparing the building to turn it into a visitors center for the Territorial Park.

Which section of the workbook has been your favorite, and why?

Speaking for myself, I would say Mission, Vision, and Governance. Believe it or not, when we started StEPs we didn't really have a mission statement. That motivated us to create one as a committee, which we then presented to the Monroe County Historical Commission for adoption. This also set up our model of working with Donna on the workbook and also having enrichment sessions with staff and commissioners that related to some aspect of StEPs.

What advice do you have for organizations just starting in StEPs?

Take your time and be thoughtful. If you're in a position to have an outside consultant work with your organization like we did, I would suggest you take advantage of that opportunity. It can make all the difference.

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AASLH Announces 1000th StEPs Program Enrollment

We are thrilled to announce the enrollment of our 1000th StEPs member, President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C.!

StEPs (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations) is AASLH’s entry level assessment program for small- to mid-sized history organizations, including all-volunteer groups. The program offers a sound structure for assessing policies and practices, setting goals, and articulating achievements to your community, funders, and others. As a self-paced program, StEPs allows flexibility so participating organizations can move through the workbook and earn certificates at their own pace.

President Lincoln's Cottage, which first opened to the public in 2008 and became an independent 501(c)3 in 2016, is a historic site and National Monument that seeks "to reveal the true Lincoln and continue the fight for freedom." From the start, the Cottage followed a nontraditional, “Museum of Ideas” approach—a departure from traditional D.C. and presidential historic homes. Its mandate to serve as a “Home for Brave Ideas” is evident in everything from its daily public tours and social media presence to programs such as Students Opposing Slavery, which won a Presidential Award in 2016.

A staff of eleven full-time and seven part-time employees will all be involved in the StEPs process, contributing cross-disciplinary skills and perspectives as the museum first tackles a full inventory of their current policies. While many of the site’s policies, procedures and founding documents are relatively new and updated regularly, the StEPs process will be the first time everything will be reviewed as a comprehensive whole.

Erin Carlson Mast, CEO and Executive Director (as well as AASLH Council member), described why 2019 is the right time for her organization to begin the StEPs program: “Now we are at a moment where we've done all the major transition work of capital restoration, opening to the public, establishing an independent 501(c)3, launching our new organization, and creating our strategic plan. We're very familiar with the StEPs program and especially appreciate that it was a grassroots creation by our field. So we selected it as the next step in our path towards accreditation."

"As many AASLH members can appreciate, especially those with relatively small teams, having both structure and flexibility is important. We're open to the public 362 days per year, so having the flexibility to create our own schedule and timeline using StEPs made it especially desirable. Not all processes offer that kind of flexibility and community support for the organization they're meant to serve. There's no off-season for us, no individual on staff who can focus on this exclusively. And it was designed by peers who understand that and are ready to support us in our efforts.”

AASLH launched StEPs in late 2009. Its development was a grassroots effort―by the field, for the field―funded by an IMLS grant. More than 135 volunteers from thirty-seven states helped create the program. Forty-seven history organizations piloted StEPs in locations from Maine to Alaska, California to Maryland, and Mississippi to Minnesota. The pilots included all-volunteer historical societies, museums with some paid staff, historic houses, urban sites, rural sites, private nonprofits, and government-affiliated museums.

It's an exciting time to be involved with StEPs: changes over the past ten years, not only in the museum and history fields, but in other areas of society as well, signal that it is time for a program update. AASLH has recruited volunteers from across the spectrum of history museums and history organizations to help with the StEPs Enhancement project. New content is being created around topics such as digital collections, diversity, and sustainability. Undoubtedly, organizations enrolled in StEPs will want to know how an updated version of the workbook will affect their work in the program. The current plan is to allow those already enrolled in StEPs to continue using the original workbook version for eighteen months after the new version is published in 2020. This means two workbook versions will be in use until at least mid-2021. Please contact Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, for more information.


StEPs Spotlight: Luzerne County Historical Society

Exciting changes are happening at the nearly 1,000 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations).

Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations.

Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and setting goals for a bright future.

Luzerne County Historical Society
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

By Aimee Newell

The Luzerne County Historical Society was founded in 1858 to preserve and promote the collective history and heritage of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. As the oldest county historical society in the state, they have collected approximately 250,000 objects, books, and documents. The LCHS Museum was built in 1893, thanks to a bequest from local benefactor Isaac Osterhout. The society continues to house its museum collection and exhibitions in this building today.

In 1958, a family descendant gave the Swetland Homestead (built between 1803 and 1820 in Wyoming, Pennsylvania) to the society, followed in 1968 by the neighboring Hancock House, which is used for staff housing. In 1971, the society purchased a house two doors down from the museum where it continues to maintain its research library and offices. In 1972, when flooding from Hurricane Agnes devastated the Wyoming Valley, the museum and library sustained significant water damage. The society was able to repair and conserve its buildings and part of its collection. In 2010, the state of Pennsylvania gave the Denison House in Forty Fort to the society. This house was built in 1790 by one of the original Connecticut settlers in the area. Today, with six staff and approximately forty volunteers, the society presents a variety of programs and events each year, and opens its library and museum to the public year-round. The Denison House is open on summer Sundays and the Swetland Homestead is open by appointment.

Tell us how your organization is making its way through the program.

We joined StEPs in 2017. When our Executive Director signed us up, she went through the entire book and did an initial assessment. We were able to receive two bronze certificates right away. She shared an overview of the StEPs program with the board at meetings and at an August 2017 retreat. We used the various indicators and projects to help us when we wrote our strategic plan in 2017-2018. We review the appropriate sections at our board committee meetings annually as we plan our progress for the next fiscal year. We have been working on the levels as our internal needs and priorities dictate, rather than working on a specific section or on all of the bronzes, etc. This past fall, our Executive Director reviewed the entire book again and we had done enough work to qualify for an additional six bronze and silver certificates! The StEPs program helps our Executive Director to prioritize and plan our progress and goals. It also helps her to explain to the board why we need to work on these areas.

What would you say is the most significant change or improvement within your organization as a result of taking part in StEPs?

Having an overall list of goals written out. Rather than have to start from the bottom line and make a list of everything we should be doing, we have a well-thought-out plan to consult and we can dig right in to making progress and setting priorities. It helps us to define goals and plans on an annual basis.

Tell us about some other specific examples of positive changes within your organization as a result of participation in StEPs.

StEPs helps our Executive Director to communicate with the board and volunteers about what we should be doing. It also helps us build confidence and celebrate our progress, which can be hard to see sometimes. We have a strategic plan for the 2018-2021 period, which was informed by the program. We revised our Collections Management Policy. Right now, StEPs is helping us to bring more structure to our volunteer program through the interpretation section that offers several projects for organization-wide understanding of our interpretive goals and audience interaction. It is also helping us to better define goals for the board to work on and to differentiate them from the goals that the staff are working on so that we increase our productivity without getting in each other's way.

Which section of the workbook has been your favorite, and why?

Management and Collections Stewardship. We have made so much progress in the management section! And, Collections Stewardship was one of our initial certificates. It was great to recognize the work of the staff on this.

What advice do you have for organizations just starting out in StEPs?

Going through the entire book and assessing the organization's current levels at the beginning was very useful. Focus your initial goals: pick a few and work on them and be sure to set a time frame and to go back and check on your progress.

Learn more about StEPs...

The StEPs logo, in which the letters of S-T-E-P-S are typed above a curved brush stroke that is lower on the left and higher on the right. Text below logo reads Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations.

Five Organizations Earn StEPs Certificates in January

We congratulate these members who earned StEPs certificates last month!

The Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations is AASLH’s self-study standards program designed specifically for small to mid-sized history organizations, including volunteer-run institutions. Through a workbook, online resources, and an online community, organizations enrolled in StEPs assess their policies and practices and benchmark themselves against nationally recognized standards. StEPs certificates mark an institution’s progress towards enhancing standards and management of their resources.

Bosque Museum, Clifton, TX: MVG and Interpretation Bronze

Butler County Historical Society, Hamilton, OH: MVG, Audience, Interpretation, Stewardship of Collections, Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes, and Management Bronze

Johnston Historical Society, Johnston, IA: Stewardship of Historic Structures and Landscapes Silver

Luzerne County Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre, PA: MVG Bronze and Silver, Interpretation Bronze, Stewardship of Collections Silver, Management Bronze and Silver

Union County Historical Society, Lewisburg, PA: Interpretation Bronze