Confederacy in the Commons: Addressing Controversy on the Monument Avenue Walking Tour

By Kalen Martin-Gross, AmeriCorps member, the Clio Foundation Despite being a…


Join the Blue Star Museums Program!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts,…


Practicing Facilitation: Lessons from the Tenement Museum

Visitors on the Hard Times tour. Collection of the Lower East Side Tenement…


A Few Simple Tips for Public Historians Working with Confrontational Visitors

An interpreter at Mackinac State Historic Parks, Michigan. This article was…


Guests are People Too: Avoiding Toxic Behind-the-Scenes Venting

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society   Anyone have school…


Storify from #AASLHchat on Incorporating Pop Culture into Tours and Programming

Last week, AASLH hosted our very first #AASLHchat on Twitter. Our guest hosts,…


Telling a Good Story Makes for a Better Tour

The guided tour... people either love them or hate them. A good guided tour can…


Focusing On Guests with Special Needs: Examples and Insights from The Henry Ford

In recent years, there has been a growing trend among museums to place more…


Five Opportunities to Take a House Tour from “Meh” to Great

Since the AASLH offices were closed for Memorial Day, I decided to take my son…


5 Ways to Get a Woman Out of the Kitchen

When I first came to the Doak House Museum in Greeneville, Tennessee, one of my…