Last updated: 5/19/2021
Nashville, Tennessee
Street Address
1717 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Mailing Address
1717 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
phone: 615-320-3203
fax: 615-327-9013
e-mail: membership@AASLH.org
web: www.aaslh.org
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Rebecca Price, Director of Marketing
phone: 615-320-3203
Terry Jackson, Program Associate
phone: 615-320-3203
Description

Almost one hundred years after the first organization was created to serve and support the burgeoning field of state and local history, AASLH is providing services and leadership to thousands of institutional and individual members. It is the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history.

From its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, AASLH serves a membership, which directly reflects the kaleidoscopic demographics of the field itself. Most history organizations in the United States are small, volunteer led and, often, volunteer staffed. They have small budgets and limited staff resources. AASLH is the national organization known for serving this special audience.

AASLH exists to serve the entire field of state and local history. AASLH also includes in its membership organizations and their agents as large as Colonial Williamsburg and the Smithsonian Institution. The Association works hard to represent the field in all of its diversity. For this diverse membership, with its many various circumstances, needs and wants, AASLH has fashioned a roster of programs and services that are meeting members' needs and progressively advancing the goals and standards of the field.

Publications

History News

Exhibitions
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Statehouse Convention Center and the Little Rock Marriott in Little Rock, Arkansas
The AASLH Program Chair, Michelle Moon, the 2021 Program and Host Committees, and AASLH staff are working to turn the Annual Meeting in Little Rock into a transformative experience. Every attendee will have the opportunity to be a true participant in a rich offering of workshops, tours, in-depth discussions, hands-on experiences, and social events. Days spent onsite with colleagues will include additional plenary events and more shared experiences inside and out of the conference program. Attendees will also be encouraged to visit history institutions and sites in the Little Rock area with colleagues or on their own and to participate in workshops and tours that maximize the history, culture, and places of the host city.
Tuesday, October 12 - Friday, October 15, 2021
2021 Online Conference AASLH
Virtual
The 2021 Online Conference will continue to be an inspirational and informative experience. The online meeting will focus on sessions that allow speakers to share their stories, strategies, and expertise while interacting with participants through the chat function and some breakout rooms. The flexibility of the online format also allows the conference to be more reflective of crucial topics that emerge for the field in the months and weeks before the virtual meeting. Happy hours and discussion groups will also make more use of the Zoom break out rooms to encourage conversation between participants. This is an opportunity to improve on the successful online 2020 conference and to reach a larger percentage of our members and nonmembers around the country.
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