Conner Prairie welcomed AASLH!

Last month Conner Prairie played host to the Board of Directors of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). This national association provides leadership and support for its members (over 5,000) who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people. I am fortunate to serve with 21 dedicated colleagues from 17 different states that represent the geographic diversity of the AASLH membership. For nearly 30 years, AASLH and my professional life have co-mingled seamlessly.  I have been privileged to serve on the AASLH Council as Treasurer for two terms and Chair of the Finance Committee, and to have served on the AASLH National Leadership Team, Editorial Advisory Committee, and to have chaired various committees including Audit, CEO Forum, and Annual Meeting. On July 1st I was honored to be elected as Vice Chair of AASLH. In that capacity I will help lead the organization through its new strategic plan.
AASLH also actively leads two other national programs that Conner Prairie and I are involved with – the History Leadership Institute (formerly called Seminar for Historical Administration) and the History Relevance Campaign. Conner Prairie is a proud partner for the HLI and I am pleased to serve on the national steering committee for History Relevance.