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The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) is a national membership association dedicated to helping the history community thrive. For the better part of a century, AASLH has provided leadership and resources to its members who preserve and interpret state and local history to make the past more meaningful to all people. AASLH is the professional association for history-doers. Today AASLH provides: crucial resources, guidance, professional development, advocacy, new publications, field-wide research, and a sense of connectedness to over 5,500 institutional and individual members, as well as leadership for history and history organizations nationally. It is the only comprehensive national organization dedicated to state and local history.

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AASLH is the professional association for history-doers. If you work at a history organization, teach history, are studying public history or museum studies, volunteer at a historic house museum, research and write history in your spare time, or practice local history and public history in any other capacity, AASLH is your community. Members of AASLH join a vibrant network of 5,500 other history organizations and practitioners and enjoy many benefits, including a subscription to History News magazine, access to our national programs, discounts on our extensive online and in-person professional development offerings, and many other benefits ranging from software discounts to networking opportunities. AASLH membership is divided into three basic categories:

  • Individual Membership: Individual members come from a spectrum of organizations, experiences, and areas of interest. As an individual member, your membership stays connected to you throughout your career. Your membership grants you access to a vibrant community of people doing history work, as well as resources and support to help you each step of the way. By joining AASLH, you are part of a larger effort to advance the field.
  • Institutional Memberships: Institutional memberships provide history organizations of all sizes and shapes with resources, services, learning opportunities, and more. In addition to the many direct benefits of membership, Institutional members can add all their staff members, board members, and dedicated volunteers to the membership account, giving them access to most benefits of membership. Institutional memberships dues are determined by the size of an institution’s operating budget.
  • Academic Membership: Give your faculty and students the benefits of AASLH membership. Academic membership offers public history programs, museum studies programs, history departments, and related academic programs and departments access to a wide range of resources. These tools—from professional development webinars and courses, to publications and case studies—are useful in the classroom.

Donations: Donations at specified amounts are designated. Tribute and memorial gifts are welcomed. Recurring giving is appreciated

  • Annual Fund: These donations allow us to be responsive to the history community’s needs. Donations power new continuing education programs, efforts to improve diversity and inclusiveness, and help us to promote the relevance of history. As we prepare for the future, we are filled with excitement. The creativity and passion of AASLH members is evident in every interaction, every email, and every phone call. You provide energy and inspiration the way nothing else can, and AASLH is proud to be your home for history. Donate to the Annual Fund today. Help build a home for those who practice, appreciate, and love history.
  • Endowment: Contributions to the AASLH Endowment assure the longevity of the organization and provide annual earned income to help sustain programs and operations. Donations are invested to achieve a balance of long-term security and the more immediate budgetary needs of AASLH in providing leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history.
  • Small Museums Scholarship Fund: The Small Museums Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for individuals to attend AASLH Annual Meeting.
  • History Leadership Institute Scholarship: The History Leadership Institute offers two forms of scholarship assistance to help defray the cost of attendance for associates admitted to the class. The Denny O’Toole Scholarship funds need-based scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance, often for associates from small institutions. The Diversity Scholarship helps the program maintain a wide range of backgrounds and experiences among each class.
  • Legacy Society: Through Estate Planning, Legacy Society donors can make planned gifts in their will or trust, or through a variety of estate planning tools. All estate planning contributions will be deposited into AASLH’s Endowment Fund unless otherwise stated by the donor.

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