The Historical Fashion Show

A favorite ALHFAM banquet entertainment is the historical fashion show.  The good research and careful craftsmanship of creating reproduction historical clothing of our members and their sites is on display. The clothing and textile folks are in seventh heaven. Its always fun to see what time periods and regions are represented.  More of the 20th… Continue reading The Historical Fashion Show

John Caramia Given Schlebecker Award

John T. Schlebecker was one of the founding members of ALHFAM. He worked as curator of the agricultural collections at the Smithsonian Institution and served as ALHFAM Secretary/Treasurer for many years. The award named in his honor is given to those who have served ALHFAM in extraordinary and generous ways. John Caramia was given this… Continue reading John Caramia Given Schlebecker Award

The ALHFAM Auction

After a full day of site tours and a fried chicken supper, the annual ALHFAM auction took place in a wonderful space.  Bidding was lively. Auction items ranged from high craft to low kitche. It was a grand evening that brought in some $5,800 for the organization. Thanks to the hard work of all who… Continue reading The ALHFAM Auction

A Visit From Gen. Jackson

Saturday evening featured our Newcomer's Reception and the Salted, Smoked and Pickled Reception. The building that housed the event is a replica of the West Virginia building at the world's fair.  Neat architecture. Wonderful murals. We enjoyed a visit from Gen. Jackson (this was his boyhood home- not birthplace).  The highlight, as always, was meeting… Continue reading A Visit From Gen. Jackson