Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Campbell Torrance, recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to participate in the planning of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) 2015 annual meeting. This year’s event will be in Louisville, September 16-19, 2015.
Torrance serves on the Program Selection Committee for this year’s meeting themed, The Power of Possibility. The programs will address the challenges faced by those in the public history field and offer strategies to make inroads to the future. The event is expected to draw hundreds of state and local history professionals from across the country. There were more than one hundred proposals submitted for this year’s event. “Each proposal put forth an innovative approach, activity or practice that moved an organization forward by shifting obstacles into opportunities. The committee had several conference calls before the trip and everyone came prepared, so we were able to make the selections in a one, day long work session,” remarked Torrance.
AASLH is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and has over 6,300 members. Torrance also serves on the Historic House Committee for AASLH.