Since the preservation of historic skills is central to our mission, ALHFAM created a Skills Award to recognized members who have demonstrated notable service and leadership in the preservation of historic skills, especially those who serve as mentors and role models for others in the history field. Thus, the Skills Award was born. but it needed a name. There was little debate about who it should be the first recipient and the award would be named for so the Pete Watson Skills Award was created and presented to Pete Watson at the 2022 ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference in Tacoma, Washington. So why Pete Watson? As ALHFAM member Barbara Corson said, “Pete is ‘all about’ historic skills.”
Photos courtesy of Genesee Country Village & Museum You can mark experiencing a “white hot” off your bucket list if you join us at the opening reception for the 2017 ALHFAM conference. But wait! Don’t dig in until you’ve taken the official tutorial on building a “garbage plate” or a “beef on weck” sandwich. ALHFAM… Continue reading Have You Ever Had a “White Hot?”
Registration is now open for the 2016 ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference. Join like-minded people at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from June 12-16. Sign up for the School of the Mule or a field trip to Angola (two of many offerings), visit museums and historic sites including the National WWII Museum… Continue reading ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference in Baton Rouge–REGISTER NOW!
Many great opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people, and see new places are available in the next few months thanks to ALHFAM regional and Professional Interest Group gatherings. Take advantage if you can: The Mid-Atlantic region has put together a fabulous program for their meeting being held April 1-2 at Historic St. Mary's… Continue reading Interpreting & Plowing & Bookbinding & More
Good question. Logic would dictate that it is a heritage breed being carefully preserved at one of the ALHFAM member historic sites. Not the case. In ALHFAM, PIG = Professional Interest Group. There are many and they do important work. ALHFAM Professional Interest Groups give members the opportunity to explore and share information on specific… Continue reading What is an ALHFAM PIG?
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!
In response to many requests, here are preliminary details of the annual meeting so that you can plan now to be in Williamsburg, Virginia, this coming June! We are working to get registration information up on the conference website by mid-February. There will be no registration booklet this year but each registrant will get the… Continue reading 2015 Annual Meeting Preview!
The 2015 ALHFAM Annual Meeting conference committee is hard at work planning this coming year's events, including the site visit days. On Sunday, June 21st, we'll spend the day at Colonial Williamsburg, with special programming (some just for annual meeting attendees), and on Tuesday, we'll split the day between Yorktown and Jamestown. In Yorktown we'll… Continue reading Join Us for the 2015 ALHFAM Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 19-23.
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!
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!