Associations and institutional memberships
The VHS is proud to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM).
The American Association of Museums is the national organization representing the museum community and addressing its needs, thereby enhancing the ability of museums to serve the public interest.
Web site: www.aam-us.org
The VHS is proud to be associated with the following organizations:
American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
The American Association for State and Local History provides leadership, service, and support for its members, who preserve and
interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful in American Society.
Web site: www.aaslh.org
Independent Research Library Association (IRLA)
The Independent Research Libraries Association was established in 1972 in order to address the future of independent,
privately-supported research libraries.
Web site: irla.lindahall.org
Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC)
A nonprofit membership organization, SEMC strives to increase educational and professional development opportunities,
improve the interchange of ideas and information, and encourage respect and collegiality among its members and the larger
Web site: www.semcdirect.net
Virginia Association of Museums (VAM)
VAM brings together the individuals and institutions of the Virginia museum community to further education
and training, foster development, and provide support for museums and their staff.
Web site: www.vamuseums.org