small But MIGHTY: the powerful resilience of SMALL museums
Virtual Summit
December 5 – 6, 2023
$55 AASLH Members / $75 Nonmembers

Small history organizations across the United States share history with local audiences in ways that are creative, educational, and engaging. Small museums are diverse – rural and urban, full-time staff and all volunteer led, well supported financially and operating on a shoestring. But, most of all, they are resilient. Despite the challenges of the last few years, they still serve vital roles in their communities leading the charge on the preservation and interpretation of local history.

This summit will celebrate the creativity and resourcefulness of small museums through the lens of resiliency. What have we learned about small museums responding to global change that can inspire the field? How can the challenges of operating a small museum also make it easier to be nimble when faced with obstacles?

This virtual summit, developed by small museums for small museums, will provide practical information as well as inspirational stories to prepare participants for the future, in particular, the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026.