Donate to the Annual Fund


AASLH believes in connecting history practitioners. We are here to connect you to the field, providing you with resources and support at all stages of your career and reminding you why what you do is important.

Our growth depends on your growth.

Donate to AASLH this spring and help us to continue supporting history practitioners and the field.

This year, your contribution will go twice as far. Longtime members and champions Dennis A. O’Toole, Sandra Clark, and Carl R. Nold have generously agreed to match up to $17,000 in donations to the AASLH spring campaign.

Additionally, to thank you and help you grow with us, donors will receive access to 101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations, our compilation of some of the best revenue-generating ideas from across the field. We hope that these ideas will allow you to continue your essential work, connect more deeply with your community and strengthen your organization for the future. Thank you for your support. 



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What members say about AASLH: 

“I manage a small museum staffed by part-time employees and volunteers. The resources and camaraderie I got from AASLH make me feel like I have a whole team behind me. The annual conference gives me energy, empowers me, and refills my soul. That’s why I give each year to AASLH.”

-Jacqui Ainlay-Conley, Museum Administrator, City and County of Broomfield


“Support for the American Association for State and Local History is a given for heritage professionals like me, because of the extensive work AASLH does in nurturing an environment in which state and local history can thrive. Local historical societies and museums understand…[that] AASLH brings us together to strive toward excellence for the good of our profession, but, more importantly, for the good of our communities. And that’s why I am proud to support AASLH with my time, skills, and donations.”

-Elizabeth P. Stewart, Director, Renton History Museum


“We give because AASLH has been central to our professional lives—as well as the source of many life-long friendships. A lot of people have nurtured, inspired, and encouraged us over the years. We give to AASLH because we want others to have these opportunities as well.

-James M. Vaughan, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
-Janet Vaughan, Vice President, Membership & Programs, American Alliance of Museums


AASLH is an essential partner in my career and has helped me develop a network of colleagues that support each other through challenges and celebrate each other’s successes. An early professional development experience at Project Management for History Professionals armed me with vital skills to take on big projects, and later in my career, SHA was instrumental in my taking new leaps professionally. AASLH provides fundamental resources to professionals and volunteers from organizations of all sizes and it is AASLH’s commitment to museums and historical societies big and small that inspires me to financially support its programs. AASLH’s commitment to providing scholarships and educational opportunities that make history organizations stronger, more relevant, and crucial community partners is essential, now more than ever.”

-Jennifer Landry, Curator, National Scouting Museum


“Although I retired in March 2011, I still support AASLH annually and urge all of you to do the same. Since my first job in the field in 1968, I found AASLH a great source of technical information. Attendance at more than 20 annual meetings gave me inspiration, knowledge and friends for life. AASLH is the national organization of my heart and soul.”

-Ruby Rogers, Former Director, Cincinnati Historical Society Library


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