Rendezvous in Time ALHFAM 2019 Sainte Marie among the Hurons

by Del Taylor Putting together an ALHFAM annual meeting and conference begins long before the members show up. I recalled how great it was to be at my first ALHFAM conference in 2000. One of the many memories I have was being in contact with conference chair Edward Baker. I’d never been to a conference… Continue reading Rendezvous in Time ALHFAM 2019 Sainte Marie among the Hurons

Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Part 2

The Jesuit priests could be found at various villages of the Wendat on any given day, conducting services, and teaching and preaching Catholicism with the help of various Donnes who signed contracts with the Jesuit order for work in exchange for food shelter and clothing. In the later years of Sainte Marie, an increasing threat… Continue reading Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Part 2

Rendezvous in Time

The Story of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Part 1 It seems fitting to have a gathering of living history and museum professionals visit Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Midland Ontario Canada in June 2019 for the annual ALHFAM conference and annual meeting. Just as in days of old, we bring together groups of people for… Continue reading Rendezvous in Time

What’s in a Name? Hunter’s Home

Some of you might be confused about the host site for the 2018 ALHFAM conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Once the state of Oklahoma acquired the property in 1945, it became known as the George M. Murrell Home in the tradition of naming historical homes after the white men who once lived there. The property was… Continue reading What’s in a Name? Hunter’s Home

Great Entertainment is Awaiting You at ALHFAM 2018

We have a great line-up of entertainment for the 2018 ALHFAM conference, featuring local talent. Music during the opening reception will be provided by Preston Ware. In addition to his talents as a graphic artist with the Oklahoma Historical Society (he designed this year’s program.), Preston frequently fills in at events as an interpreter. He… Continue reading Great Entertainment is Awaiting You at ALHFAM 2018

Now Available: Printed Edition of the 2016 ALHFAM Conference Proceedings

For over 35 years, the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) has published the presentations and workshops presented at each Annual Conference in monograph form. Until 2017, these Proceedings were published in hard copy and distributed by ALHFAM. Beginning with the 2016 Proceedings, the board made the decision to make the entire… Continue reading Now Available: Printed Edition of the 2016 ALHFAM Conference Proceedings

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

On the final day of the 2018 ALHFAM conference one of our final stops will be the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah, Oklahoma. As the name suggests, the ranch is the birthplace of famed cowboy humorist Will Rogers. However, well before Will Rogers was entertaining the country on stage, in newspapers, over the radio,… Continue reading Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

Hunter’s Home

One of the 2018 ALHFAM conference highlights will be a visit to George and Minerva Murrell’s 19th-century plantation mansion, “Hunter’s Home.” Sturdily constructed in Greek Revival style, the mansion is located in Park Hill, Oklahoma, just outside of Tahlequah. George Murrell, a white man born to a prominent Virginia family, moved to Tennessee in the… Continue reading Hunter’s Home