The end of the nineteenth century and first few decades of the twentieth century are considered by many to be the "Golden Age" of Halloween celebrations in the United States. Before the advent of trick-or-treating as we know it, the Victorians and their successors enjoyed hosting and attending Halloween parties, complete with seasonal decorations, festive foods, homemade costumes and a variety of games and stunts. Learn how to turn this bit of history into a fun event at a museum or historic sites.
Poultry flock inspection, blade sheep shearing, English formal gardens in America, heritage potatoes, preservation of period clothing, spinning and weaving, behaviorism applications for tourists . . . What a wonderfully eclectic mix of topics; articles about which are found in just two issues of the Bulletin, ALHFAM's quarterly journal. Every issue I receive has something… Continue reading Poultry to Period Clothing: The Bulletin
The theme for the Spring 2014 Bulletin is "Up and Coming: Trends in Museums and Historic Sites." Share your concerns, questions, experiences, tips of the trade and musings on working in museums, historic sites, parks and living history. What will future jobs and work look like? How does one make connections and find gainful employment? … Continue reading Last Call for Articles: Spring 2014 ALHFAM Bulletin