ALHFAM meetings are not just about old buildings, battle sites, “who did what to whom”, townball, plowing contests, and stuffing information into our heads and notebooks. ALHFAM is about understanding one another.
Susan Reckseidler says: The keynote address at the tri-regional conference was delivered by none other than Calamity Jane... aka, Joyce Theirer, Phd, from Ride Into History. The key to successful Living History is to be authentic and accurate... and Jane/Joyce had us engaged with every word. ALHFAM President Debra Reid, on behalf of the 3 regions,reads… Continue reading Updates from Montana…
Notes from the field..... From President Debra Reid: Coming to you from Nevada City, Montana. . . the Tri-regional conference (Mountain-Plains, West, and Western Canada) has launched with 68 registrants and sites with collections that make a curator drool. Kay Cynova, Mountain-Plains regional representative, came a day early to get over the shock of such… Continue reading Tri Regional update!
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
For a quick video report of what's been going on look at: http://wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=101042 Enjoy. - Katie Boardman
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