I realize the title of this blog could confuse. It is quite logical, given our organization's mission, that I might literally be referring to promoting ALHFAM in a field. However, in this case I'm speaking of the larger "museum field" at the American Association for State and Local History conference last week. Still bountiful but… Continue reading Promoting ALHFAM “in the Field”
Beginner’s Mind, Drinking It In
Caps and Boats and Lead Coffins: The ALHFAM Mid-Atlantic Region Conference in Review (and Photos!)
"I knew by mid-morning on Friday (in the deluge) that this was going to be the Mid-Atlantic ALHFAM conference that all others will be measured against for the next ten years. Because everyone who attended is going to be talking about it for at least that long - maybe longer. And those who didn’t attend,… Continue reading Caps and Boats and Lead Coffins: The ALHFAM Mid-Atlantic Region Conference in Review (and Photos!)
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
What is an ALHFAM PIG?
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?
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!
Annual Conference Photos on Facebook
Take a look at the Western Region of ALHFAM on Facebook site. There are some good photos posted there of the 2011 meeting. -Katie Boardman
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