The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) recently recognized our StEPs-UT program with a National Leadership Award of Excellence. Our museums program, in partnership with Utah Humanities and Utah Division of State History, administered the StEPs-UT Jumpstart Pilot Program. This program engaged a cohort of seven small history museums in Utah over two years with training, individual mentoring, and funding to help them progress in the six areas of institutional competence as defined by the AASLH Standards of Excellence Program for History Organizations (StEPs). The project also developed a bespoke curriculum and expanded the instructor network for Utah field services.
The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 76th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. This year, AASLH is proud to confer 38 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history.
Read more about our StEPs-UT program at this link.
Image: StEPS-UT Stewardship of Collections Skills Lab, August 2019, Salt Lake City, Megan van Frank.