Thank you for your interest in responding to the American Association for State and Local History's (AASLH) second annual "National Visitation Survey for History Organizations." The purpose of this survey is to identify trends related to in-person visitation to historical organizations across the United States and Canada. Your institution's response is critical.

This fall, AASLH will share its findings with the entire field, summarizing aggregate visitation trends by institution size, location, type, and other criteria. In 2019, more than 1,250 institutions responded to the survey, allowing AASLH to produce its first ever National Visitation Report, which you can find here. Our analysis revealed that, from 2013 to 2018, visitation to history organizations increased just under 6 percent, with the strongest growth occurring at small institutions. By conducting this survey annually, AASLH strives to provide the history community with accurate and timely data on the state of the field.

Important! If your organization has multiple sites, or a museum and a site, or multiple divisions to which there are visitors, please complete one questionnaire for each entity. These visitation numbers, however you calculate them, are the numbers you report to your board, put in your annual report, etc.

This year, we are asking you for visitation numbers for calendar years 2018 and 2019. Individual responses will be kept confidential, though AASLH staff may contact you if we have questions.

Thank you for participating. If you have questions about this survey, please contact AASLH Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives John Marks (marks@aaslh.org).

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