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!

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

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