AASLH is offering an opportunity to get together with fellow attendees for a meal and conversation during the lunch break from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 7 at the 2023 AASLH Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho. These gatherings are organized by AASLH members who have chosen the discussion topics and restaurant. Space is limited and seats will be given on a first come, first serve basis. You are responsible for your own food and drink costs.

Click here to sign up before September 5. 

Meet and Eat #1
Leader: Allison Wickens, Vice President for Education, George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Restaurant: Fork, 199 N 8th St.
Topic: History Museums, Historic Sites, and Schools
Schools are facing challenging times in the arena of history instruction.  How can museums and historic sites support meaningful history education in schools through existing programs and new models?  Bring your biggest challenges or your wildest solutions to share!

Meet and Eat #2
Leader: Steve Boyd-Smith,
Principal, Amplifier Experience Design
Restaurant: Tupelo Honey, 202 S. 6th St.
Topic: Community-Driven History Museums
Get to know each other over the general topic of community-driven history museums and sites while enjoying Southern food!

Meet and Eat #3
Leader: Mia Russell, Special Initiatives Manager, Japanese American National Museum
Restaurant: Tupelo Honey, 202 S. 6th St.
Topic: Emerging History Professionals
Join a casual networking meet-up for emerging history professionals. Get to know each other’s journeys in the field over southern comfort food.

Meet and Eat #4
Leader: Becky Martin, Director of Education and Guest Experiences, George Mason’s Gunston Hall
Restaurant: Warehouse Food Hall, 370 S 8th St.
Topic: Tours 2.0
What will the tours of the future look like?  Have you already shifted your model?  What trends do we see and what change do we want to bring about?