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'Power of Place' bringing National History Association to Buffalo


Tue, Nov 16th 2021 04:40 pm

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) will bring 800 to 1,000 history professionals and volunteers to Buffalo from Sept. 14-17, 2022, for its annual meeting.

The theme is “Right Here, Right Now: The Power of Place.” It is drawn from “Power of Place,” one of the five themes AASLH has identified for the 250th anniversary of the U.S., and laid out in its “Making History at 250: The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial.” While in Buffalo, these historians will have an opportunity to reflect on the spaces people occupy and the stories they tell.

CEOs, executive directors, curators, educators, archivists and historians will come to Buffalo to learn and discuss the latest in historical practice, caring for collections, connecting with their community, and conducting research about the past. Through tours and evening events, attendees will visit the Buffalo History Museum, Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, and more during their time in the city.

A press release stated, “Attendees will be in Buffalo four to six days and will enjoy local shopping, restaurants, bars, and experiencing the city on foot. AASLH is excited to have our members engage with the city of Buffalo in September 2022.”

AASLH is a national professional association dedicated to helping the history community thrive. For more about AASLH's planning for the semiquincentennial, visit aaslh.org/250.

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