Why Every Curator Should Enter a Plowing Match

The plowing match is one of my favorite events at ALHFAM annual meetings/conferences. I wrote the following after a particularly rewarding experience: This summer at the ALHFAM annual meeting I plowed. Granted it was only two furrows in the horse-drawn plowing match, but in my mind, I plowed. I was nervous, as there were lots… Continue reading Why Every Curator Should Enter a Plowing Match

I’m thankful for . . . Lobster and Crab Cakes and Poutine

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For my family it is a time to gather together to express our thankfulness for the blessings of the last year and look with hope towards the future. It is a time of togetherness and comfort . . . and food. One thing I am personally thankful for, every year,… Continue reading I’m thankful for . . . Lobster and Crab Cakes and Poutine

Apply Now for the ALHFAM Fellowship for the Annual Meeting!

If you need financial help in attending this year's ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference in Williamsburg, why not apply for the ALHFAM Fellowship! Eligible candidates must meet ALL of the following qualifications: you or your institution are a member of ALHFAM you have not received a fellowship to an ALHFAM conference in the last five… Continue reading Apply Now for the ALHFAM Fellowship for the Annual Meeting!

Westward Ho to ALHFAM 2014

During the 2013 ALHFAM annual conference, attendees visited Historic Kirtland Village in Kirtland, Ohio. They toured the restored houses and recreated rural industries (including a potash factory!) all originally built by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members between 1831 and 1838. They also toured the Kirtland Temple, built by Joseph Smith, Jr. and… Continue reading Westward Ho to ALHFAM 2014

Conference Update!

Hot Off the Presses – Skills Workshop (June 21, 2014) There are still a few spaces available in this unique hands-on workshop during the annual Conference. The Strathmore Standard at Heritage Park Historical Village preserves the history of a typical prairie newspaper plant and office. Trades Interpreters demonstrate the operation of an 1870 Wharfedale Press,… Continue reading Conference Update!

2014 Annual Conference Update!

The 2014 Conference registration guide will soon be going to print. Thank you to all who submitted session proposals and have contributed to what promises to be a fabulous conference. To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak-peak at one of the optional tours that will be offered on June 21.   Badlands, Dinosaurs and Coal… Continue reading 2014 Annual Conference Update!

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

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