The ALHFAM Blog

Membership Dues Increasing in 2023

A note to members from the ALHFAM Board. Thank you for your ongoing support of ALHFAM. Like all organizations, ALHFAM has had to adapt to changes in our world to stay relevant and sustainable. 2020 marked the year we were to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ALHFAM and celebrate the work it does to bring…

An ALHFAM President’s Message from the Past

This message, from ALHFAM’s then-president Lynne Belluscio, is revived here to remind us of the continuing challenges faced by museum professionals and how the continuing support of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums, ALHFAM, provides a variety of professional resources along with active involvement, creative problem-solving and humor to its members. To…

Baked on the Tree: A Flavorful Look into the Past of Southern Apples

Excerpt of an article written by Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr., 1992, Pittsboro, NC. To read the entirety of this paper, join ALHFAM to enjoy the bountiful knowledge contained in the A.S.K. database, carefully stored information harvested and preserved for our members. Join today! We are living in the last days of the southern apple. Over…

The Pete Watson Skills Award

Since the preservation of historic skills is central to our mission, ALHFAM created a Skills Award to recognized members who have demonstrated notable service and leadership in the preservation of historic skills, especially those who serve as mentors and role models for others in the history field. Thus, the Skills Award was born. but it…

From Recreating the Past to Creating the Future

By Elizabeth Rudrud The Hudson’s Bay Company Fort Nisqually, originally established in what is now Dupont, Washington in 1833, has existed as a recreated and interpreted Fort in Tacoma’s Point Defiance Park since the 1930s. Since that time, Fort Nisqually Living History Museum has grown into a premier living history museum, has been accredited by…

Living History for Virtual Audiences

By Daniel Cockrell Has the Virtual World of Programming in a Pandemic Changed the Way We View Our Audiences? Today’s audiences have vastly more content options available to them at this moment than even a few minutes ago. With the ability to call up almost anything, how do we hold the attention of such an…