ALHFAM Historic Agriculture Resources Map

The ALHFAM Historic Agriculture Resources Map is now live on the ALHFAM website. The map features information about ALHFAM members that have and/or use historic agricultural collections and techniques. This tool was created to help us share our historic agricultural assets with each other and the general public. The map is keyword searchable so if… Continue reading ALHFAM Historic Agriculture Resources Map

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

ALHFAM 2012 Update

Its been a busy few days.  The CPR (Collections, Preservation and Restoration) interest group did some hands-on helping out for a local museum on Saturday.  A lot was accomplished and the museum folks were quite pleased and encouraged.  Bravo! Sessions took place on Monday along with the Presidential Banquet at a local museum of aircraft. … Continue reading ALHFAM 2012 Update

Follow us in Texas Soon!

So, folks are packing, making last minute arrangements, putting finishing touches on their presentations, and wrapping up way too many loose ends at work in preparation for the ALHFAM migration to Dallas at the end of this week. I'll join Derrick and Heidi in Blogging here and posting on the 2012 ALHFAM Facebook page. Those… Continue reading Follow us in Texas Soon!

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

ALHFAM Annual Conference Fellowships

We had our largest group of fellowship recipients ever participating in this year's meeting.  Consult the Spring 2011 Bulletin for the full list.  Congratulations to all.  Your presence made the meeting all the richer. (Watch for announcement of Fellowship applications for next year's annual meeting in Texas.) -Katie Boardman

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

MOMCC Sessions

Currently sitting in a session by Dan Schoeneberg: "Building Bridges, Connections and Context: An Introduction to Interpretive Thinking". It really doesn't matter what we do in the museum field: administrators, curators, restoration, registrars, exhibit specialists, educators, etc.; it all comes down to the interpretation that we present to our museums' guests. So how do we… Continue reading MOMCC Sessions

MOMCC’s Opening Reception always offers something interesting

Kudos to conference chair Rick Musselman and all of the staff and volunteers of Carriage Hill Metropark for hosting a great opening reception. A great fare of farm made food of breads, preserves, pickled foods, sausages and craft cheese (the only non-farm made food) were offered as refreshments to everyone. After touring the site and having a bite… Continue reading MOMCC’s Opening Reception always offers something interesting