Since I began working for the Oklahoma Historical Society, Tillers International has been on my bucket list of places to visit. When ALHFAM announced the first STP (Skills, Training, and Preservation) plowing workshop was going to be held at Tillers I was excited.
The 2018 Program Committee has been busy lining up some special workshops for the conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Three workshops will be taught by Cherokee National Treasures. National Treasures are Cherokee Nation citizens who have been recognized for their exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art forms and cultural practices. Workshops will include: Cherokee Basketry A historical… Continue reading Cherokee National Treasures to Teach ALHFAM Conference Workshops
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…
A popular make and take workshop was for making your own musical instrument- a zither. Participants were cutting, gluing, clamping, drilling, stringing up and tuning their own instrument to take home. A local instrument builder and musician and his wife lead them through the process. Can't wait to hear the results. -Katie Boardman
Picture a sunny day, blue sky, white tent under a shade tree- and a bunch of ALHFAM millers and bakers ready to get into the nitty gritty of milling, making yeast and baking. Perfect combo. Some of the best in the business gave lectures, commentary on mill tours and demonstrations and lead the yest experiments… Continue reading Bakers and Millers Get Together