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

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

Scenes from the Road, part IV

The latest in a series of blog posts from our President, Dr. Debra Reid: Talking Pork Tomorrow (June 29) I will present a paper on “working animals at living history farms” at the AIMA conference in Tartu, Estonia. This theme runs through several presentations. Today we heard a preliminary report on a survey of working animals… Continue reading Scenes from the Road, part IV

Scenes from the Road, part III

Continuing the series of reporting from the AIMA conference in Estonia, here's another piece by our President, Dr. Debra Reid: June 27, 2013 – Open Air Museums and their History The Estonian Open Air Museum (EOAM) has more than seventy historic buildings on nearly 80 hectares. Most began as farm dwellings, sheds and outbuildings, before… Continue reading Scenes from the Road, part III

Scenes from the Road… part II

More images and thoughts from ALHFAM's President Dr. Debra Reid as her trek across Estonia continues.... June 26, 2013 – Gardens at the Estonian Open Air Museum The Estonian Open Air Museum concentrates its efforts on two gardens (based on my observations during my visit on June 25). The museum fulfills its interpretive goal by… Continue reading Scenes from the Road… part II

Scenes from the Road

In an upcoming series of blog posts, ALHFAM President, Dr. Debra Reid, updates us on her travels and experiences across the pond in Estonia: Coming to you from Tallinn, Estonia, 22:31 Estonia time; 14:31 Central Daylight Time In 1998 I attended my first congress of the International Agriculture Museums Association (AIMA) in Poznan, Poland. Fifteen years… Continue reading Scenes from the Road