Share Living History Interpretation

It's been a while since I have blogged, but that's because a lot has been happening. Deciding what to blog about can be a bit overwhelming. Right now the priority seems to be increasing communication about the exciting professional support available for living history interpretation. I've taken the initiative, as ALHFAM president, to launch a… Continue reading Share Living History Interpretation

Food, Glorious Food

Another blog post from our President, Dr. Debra Reid: I have heard the most amazing things at the Food History Conference I am attending at the moment. I have heard about how archaeobotanists have studied hundreds of sites in Europe, the Middle East and China to document the transfer of western crops (particularly wheat and… Continue reading Food, Glorious Food

Great blog post about ALHFAM

A wonderful write up about just what makes the ALHFAMily the great organization it is by ALHFAM member Andrew Duppstadt: In mid-June I embarked on my first major road trip in my new car. I dropped my mother off in western PA to spend time with her family and I continued on to Akron, Ohio to attend the… Continue reading Great blog post about ALHFAM

ALHFAM Strategic Plan Review

July 6, 2013 ALHFAM is an organization that supports living history in its many forms, as well as living history farm and agricultural museums in North America and beyond. More specifically, ALHFAM exists to “...share practical knowledge...skills...experience, research and passion for participatory learning...to make history relevant to contemporary lives.” To strengthen ALHFAM’s services to members,… Continue reading ALHFAM Strategic Plan Review

The Black Count and other July 4th thoughts

July 4, 2013I have just finished reading The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, by Tom Reiss. It won the Pulitzer in 2012. I started it on my trip to the American Alliance of Museums and finished it on the U.S. Independence Day, and well worth the time it… Continue reading The Black Count and other July 4th thoughts

Scenes From the Road, part V

Here is another post in the series of reports from our President, Dr. Debra Reid as she particiaptes in the AIMA conference in Estonia. July 2, 2013 Shelf after shelf of seed specimens, too old to germinate, may challenge agricultural museum curators. They may exercise their de-accession policies to reduce the number of fragile glass containers and… Continue reading Scenes From the Road, part V