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How Sustainable Is Your Historic House Museum?

In 2002 and 2006 AASLH and other leaders in the field gathered at The Rockefeller Kykuit Estate to discuss the state of Historic Houses/Sites in America. Several guiding documents and key events emerged from those two summits that outlined the sustainability of historic house museums and provided resources for professionals who administer them.

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Kykuit I Summit 2002

In April 2002, AASLH partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and invited 25 public history and historic house professionals to a two-day meeting to discuss the most challenging issues facing historic houses today. This national think-tank meeting, funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, initiated countless conversations and eventually resulted in AASLH securing IMLS funding for a national Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations.

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Kykuit II Summit 2006

In April 2006, AASLH, the National Trust, AAM, and the American Architectural Foundation gathered again at Kykuit to discuss the sustainability of America’s historic house museums.

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