We are proud to announce the next class of Developing History Leaders @ SHA!

SHA is a three-week program focuses on professional development for leaders of history organizations of all types and sizes. For more than five decades, SHA has provided history professionals with the tools, ideas, and connections that allow them to become effective leaders and managers. It combines engagement with key issues facing our field, discussions led by nationally recognized leaders, and case studies, workshops, forums, and field trips.

This year’s program will take place October 31 – November 21 in Indianapolis.

To learn more about SHA and apply for 2016, visit historyleadership.org.


SHA Class of 2015

Mary Adams, W.K. Gordon Center, Mingus, TX
Felicia Bell,
Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, AL
Joy Bivins,
Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL
Will Buhlig,
Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL
Tricia Canaday,
Idaho State Historical Society, Boise, ID
Matt Cassaday,
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul, MN
Chris Gingrich, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Naperville, IL
Kajsa Harley,
Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, NY
Erik Ingmundson,
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT
Bill Mahon,
Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH
Melissa L. Mann,
Drake Well Museum and Park, Titusville, PA
Deb Mitchell,
Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT
Natalie Palmer,
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN
Anne Petersen,
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, Santa Barbara, CA
Melissa Peterson,
Charles A. Lindbergh Historic Site, Little Falls, MN
Janna Powell,
Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Stuart W. Sanders,
Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, KY
Bonnie Stacy,
Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Edgartown, MA
Dani Stuckle
, State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND