The American Association for State and Local History’s annual meeting is happening this week in Rochester, NY, and you can look in on the meeting virtually through the AASLH’s great annual meeting blog. I’m really heartened by this trend of conference blogging, even for organizations that don’t have much interactive web presences. At the AASLH blog you can learn about conference sessions, meetings, field trips to local history sites, and what local historians are talking about in the elevators. The AASLH has a team of bloggers from local history organizations across the country, including Minnesota’s own Local History Services head honcho, David Grabitske.

While you’re in Rochester, local historians, you should check out my favorite special collections, at the Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Tell ’em I sent you.