2014 Conference Update

The deadline for proposals is fast approaching! Western Canada has always been a land of entrepreneurs, innovators and risk takers. From early explorers like David Thompson, to the settlers and ranchers who came from all over, they came with little, endured hardships and created a thriving province by sheer will, toil and a “can-do” attitude.… Continue reading 2014 Conference Update

2014 Conference Update

Enjoy this update from 2014 conference chair, Susan Recksiedler: We look forward to welcoming you to Calgary next June… 249 days and counting! We’ve had a few queries from people working on their budgets and vacation schedules and wanted to pass along some details to help with your planning. Registration fees will be set after… Continue reading 2014 Conference Update

Updates from Montana…

Susan Reckseidler says: The keynote address at the tri-regional conference was delivered by none other than Calamity Jane... aka, Joyce Theirer, Phd, from Ride Into History. The key to successful Living History is to be authentic and accurate... and Jane/Joyce had us engaged with every word. ALHFAM President Debra Reid, on behalf of the 3 regions,reads… Continue reading Updates from Montana…

Tri Regional update!

Notes from the field..... From President Debra Reid: Coming to you from Nevada City, Montana. . . the Tri-regional conference (Mountain-Plains, West, and Western Canada) has launched with 68 registrants and sites with collections that make a curator drool. Kay Cynova, Mountain-Plains regional representative, came a day early to get over the shock of such… Continue reading Tri Regional update!

Board conference call update:

Here's a little update from ALHFAM President Debra Reid: The ALHFAM board held its regular conference call on September 6, Friday. The calls help the board members maintain communication between the official semi-annual meetings and follow through on duties in a timely manner. The board heard from Susan Reckseidler about the annual conference, scheduled for… Continue reading Board conference call update:

2014 Conference Update – Bar U Ranch

Enjoy this little preview of the Bar U Ranch from Conference Chair Susan Reckseidler: The second stop on our trip through the rolling foothills of Southern Alberta will be the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. The Bar U Ranch was one of a small group of large corporate ranches in western Canada. Established in… Continue reading 2014 Conference Update – Bar U Ranch

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

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