Founded in 1979, the Society works to address common concerns, support shared interests, and stimulate discussion across the federal history community. The work of that community takes many forms, including documentary collections, historic preservation and interpretation, institutional histories, museum exhibitions, oral history programs, policy research, records and information management, and reference services. The Society’s membership is similarly diverse, including not only historians but also archaeologists, archivists, consultants, curators, editors, librarians, preservationists, and others engaged in or committed to government history.

Museum Exhibit Standards

Adopted by the Society for History in the Federal Government Executive Council, January 8, 1997; the National Council on Public History Executive Council, March 30, 2000; the Organization of American Historian's Executive Council, April 2, 2000; the American Historical Association Council, January 4, 2001; and Medical Museums Associations, April 19, 2001. Revised by AHA Professional Division and approved by AHA Council, January 5, 2017.

1997 Museum exhibits committee report.doc

1999 Museum Exhibit Standards-TPH.pdf

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Society for History in the Federal Government 
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