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The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) is an international organization serving the interests and needs of its individual and institutional members and supporting experiential interpretations of history.

ALHFAM is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a non-profit tax-exempt (501[c][3])
organization, and is governed by a member-elected Board in accordance with member-approved bylaws.

ALHFAM draws its membership from a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations involved in the collection, preservation or interpretation of material culture, traditional skills and historical processes. Members include volunteers, reenactors, institutional staff and vendors of goods or services. ALHFAM’s original focus on farming and agriculture has expanded to embrace disciplines from architecture to zymurgy and many in between. ALHFAM maintains, and seeks to expand relationships with other museum, historical and interpretive organizations with related interests.

Services provided to members include publications, conferences, specialized instructional programs, electronic media, including a website and listserv, and support for regional affiliates. ALHFAM services assist members in fulfilling their professional responsibilities and improving the quality of their public offerings.

The Mission of ALHFAM

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) shares practical knowledge and skills among those who make history relevant to contemporary lives. We draw strength from our diverse network of members, sharing experience, research and passion for participatory learning.

 

 





ALHFAM member David Floyd was quoted in a recent The Advocate story on the interpretation of slavery at Louisiana historic plantation sites, Louisiana plantation tours skittish on slavery history.


Kimberly Costa, one of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Foodways staff, wrote a great entry on the CW Historic Foodways blog, "History is Served," about this past June's ALHFAM meeting in Calgary.

ALHFAMer and food historian Sandra Oliver was quoted in an NPR story on the proposed Museum of Food and Drink, in New York City. The story is featured in the online collection of NPR food-related reports -- The Salt.


Living history presenter and ALHFAM member Stacy Roth talks about portraying Molly Pitcher on the official New Jersey 350th anniversary blog.


The May 15, 2014  New York Times had a special section on retirement, and one of the articles is about retirees finding second careers at historic sites. Among the sites mentioned are ALHFAM Institutional Members, Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantation and Old Sturbridge Village, and ALHFAM member Deb Friedman, senior vice president for public programs at OSV, is quoted!!


ALHFAMer and curator with the Jamestown–Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, VA., Martha Katz-Hyman was featured in a story about her presentation on slave live at Stratford Hall on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The story in the Fredericksburg, VA  paper, The Free Lance-Star, can be seen in this online edition - Fredericksburg.com 


ALHFAM member Carol Lopez, site manager for Casa San Ysidro in Albuquerque NM., was featured in a KASA Channel 2 News show on Jan.22, 2104. See the interview online.


What's New

Part-Time & Seasonal Positions
(Added On: December 16th, 2014)

ALHFAM eUpdate for This Month
History Space: Winter 2015 Workshops & Talks - Rhode Island
(Added On: December 12th, 2014)

Oxen In The Blue Ridge
(Added On: December 11th, 2014)

2015 Annual Meeting Fellowship Application
(Added On: December 11th, 2014)

Price Reduced on History of Open Air Museums Book
(Added On: December 11th, 2014)

Full-Time Positions
(Added On: December 10th, 2014)

Summer 2014 Board Minutes
(Added On: December 2nd, 2014)

SEALHFAM 2015 - Register Now
(Added On: November 24th, 2014)

Latest Bulletin Issue On-line - Fall 2014
TLHA 2015 Annual Meeting
(Added On: November 19th, 2014)

FARM News
(Added On: November 19th, 2014)

EIU Historical Administration Program Association - Call For Proposals
(Added On: October 23rd, 2014)

Download the Updated Replica Resource List
Order the 2013 Proceedings
(Added On: June 6th, 2014)

2014 ALHFAM Membership Directory
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