Interpreting & Plowing & Bookbinding & More

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

More Posts to Come

Today, Wednesday, folks are on the road and on a train ride.  The Jackson's Mill campus is quiet, just a few folks are home telecommuting and working on projects. A few have departed from the conference a bit early to get back to other duties.  The progressive series of farewells began in the hospitality room… Continue reading More Posts to Come

Keynote Storyteller- Adam Booth

Our keynote for the conference was professional storyteller, Adam Booth, from Shepherdstown, WV.  Some good observations about storytelling and how to use it in museum settings were shared that resonated with the keys to what makes good interpretation. Then it was off to a variety of sessions on research, case studies and tools for living… Continue reading Keynote Storyteller- Adam Booth

Making Our Own Zithers

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

Happy and Helpful ALHFAM Conference Staff

As usual, we are being taken care of quite well.  Marie is cheerfully registering folks.  The ALHFAM auction items are coming in. ALHFAMers are gathering from all over the US and Canada.  Old buddies and new professional friends are getting acquainted.  Some are staying in housing at the Uof West Virginia 4-H camp. Others are… Continue reading Happy and Helpful ALHFAM Conference Staff