“Founded in 1906, the American Association of Museums (AAM) is dedicated to promoting excellence within the museum community. Through advocacy, professional education, information exchange, accreditation, and guidance on current professional standards of performance, AAM assists museum staff, boards, and volunteers across the country to better serve the public.”
American Civil War Homepage
“The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet’s multi-formatted resources about what is arguably the seminal event in American history. Not only was the War the occasion for the abolition of slavery, but by conflict’s end the re-United States had emerged as a modern, industrialized power.”
The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA serves as the umbrella organization for historians. In this role, it conducts an active scholarly and professional program for historians interested in every period and geographical area. Among its 15,000 members are faculty at secondary schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities, independent historians, and historians in museums, historical organizations, libraries and archives, government, and other areas.
An excellent resource “guide” through the many topic areas in American History – definitely worth checking out!
“Since its founding in 1970, ALHFAM has become the service organization for those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums, and outdoor museums of history and folklife. As the use of “living history” techniques has expanded in the past twenty years, the organization has grown in scope and membership. Now you can find ALHFAM members and member organizations across the United States and Canada and in 15 other countries.”
“CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.”
“Over 26,600 links, categorized & cross-referenced, in over 70 categories”
“Find exhibit & event openings at all major US museums. Updated weekly…
By the Indiana Historical Society.
“The History Computerization Project’s Internet Home Page was reviewed as, “the best index for finding history resources, history department home pages, and history teaching materials on the Internet” by the Archival Outlook of the Society of American Archivists (on May 1996, page 12, written by Leon C. Miller, Manuscripts Librarian at Tulane University.)”
“TheHistoryNet is brought to you by America’s largest publisher of history magazines, the History Group of Cowles Enthusiast Media. Cowles History Group currently publishes 14 history-related titles, 11 of which publish six (or seven) editions each year; three are published annually.”
Presented by the University of California, Riverside Department of History….”Horus’ purpose in collecting these sites is to introduce the diversity of educational and research resources available on the web not ordinarily consulted by historians and history students. Such sites include antique and decorator catalogues, real estate ads for historical properties, post cards, genealogy resources, local historical societies, museums outside the U.S., travel agency and tourism information, and nonprofessional and avocational historical organizations….”
By the University of Kansas – “…consists of a single large file (approximately 265 Kb) offering about 2500 connections arranged alphabetically by subject and name…”
Exellent, well organized, resource (“over 8300 links”) for just about anything to do with the military – worldwide.
“The Museum Computer Network is a nonprofit organization of professionals dedicated to fostering the cultural aims of museums through the use of computer technologies.”
“The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent federal agency that preserves our nation’s history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all federal records.”
“NCPTT, created by Congress, is an interdisciplinary program of the National Park Service to advance the art, craft and science of historic preservation in the fields of archeology, historic architecture, historic landscapes, objects and materials conservation, and interpretation. NCPTT serves public and private practitioners through research, education and information management.”
“Welcome to H-NCC, a member of the H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-Line initiative. H-NCC is the official electronic voice of The National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History.
“The National Council for History Education is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the importance of history in schools and in society. The Council is supported by the contributions of individuals and organizations. NCHE links history in the schools with many activities sponsored by state and local organizations. We provide a communications network for all advocates of history education, whether in schools, colleges, museums, historical councils, or comunity groups.”
“Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education.”
“The year-long National History Day competition is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events.”
“The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed on the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.”
“Ever since it was founded in 1949, the National Trust has shown how preservation can play an important role in strengthening a sense of community and improving the quality of life. This web site is another step in that ongoing process.”
“The National Women’s History Project is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1980, that is committed to providing education, promotional materials, and informational services to recognize and celebrate women’s diverse lives and historic contributions to society.”
Presidential Libraries IDEA Network
“Since 1952, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) has been sharing the wealth of the Smithsonian’s collections, research and exhibitions with audiences around the world. Each year, millions of people beyond Washington, D.C., experience the treasures and opportunities of the National Mall by visiting SITES exhibitions on view in local museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, aquariums, community centers, and schools. SITES exhibitions travel to more than 250 venues each year.”
“The Society of American Archivists serves the educational and informational needs of its members and provides leadership to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of the nation’s historical record.”
“The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and its members invite the support and active participation of all who share our interest in architecture–past, present, and future. Founded in 1940, the Society encourages scholarly research in the field and promotes the preservation of significant architectural monuments that are an integral part of our worldwide historical and cultural heritage.”
“These pages include an eclectic collection of World Wide Web sites connected with museums, galleries and archives in the United States.” – maintained by John Burke, Chief Conservator at the Oakland Museum of California.
Herbert C. Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (West Branch, LA)
New Hampshire (NH)
New Jersey (NJ)
Franklin Historical Society (Franklin, NJ) Historic Burlington City, NJ (Burlington City & County, NJ) Historical Society of Princeton Ocean County Historical Society (Toms, NJ) Plainsboro Historical Society Westfield Historical Society
New Mexico (NM)
New York (NY)
North Carolina (NC)
North Dakota (ND)
South Carolina (SC)
South Dakota (SD)
West Virginia (WV)
Fox/Wolf Rivers Environmental History Project (Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Waupaca, Shawano, Green Lake, Ripon, Crandon, New London, WI)