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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's Annual Meeting pre-conference two-day Famer's Boot Camp was featured on the Colonial Williamsburg Blog - Making History, June 24, 2015. Read all about it. And be sure to look through the great slideshow filled with ALHFAMers.

ALHFAMer Elieen Hook (Talbott & Co. Heritage Goods) has been included in the prestigious 30th Directory of Traditional American Crafts in the August 2015 issue of "Early American Life." Artists selected for the Directory have been adjudicated by museum and historical specialists across the United States, as designated as masters in their class.

For the third year in a row, ALHFAM member Lauren Muney of "Silhouettes By Hand” has also been selected by Early American Life magazine for their Directory of Traditional Artists.  One of Lauren’s freehand-scissored silhouette portraits will be featured in the summer edition of the magazine, due on newsstands in June, 2015.

ALHFAM institutional member Mystic Seaport was featured in a story in the New York Times on MAY 12, 2015, titled New Exhibition Hall for Seaport in Mystic, Conn., Has Nautical Inspiration.  ALHFAM is referenced in the article in a quote from ALHFAM Vice-President, Tom Kelleher, of institutional member Old Sturbrdge Village.

ALHFAM member David Floyd was quoted in an 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.
What's New

Full-Time Positions
(Added On: July 2nd, 2015)

COOP Announcement - Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week
(Added On: June 29th, 2015)

Artifacts in Agraria Symposium - Rural History at Guelph
(Added On: June 28th, 2015)

Call for Proposals - "Challenging the Exclusive Past" - NCPH/SHFG 2016
(Added On: June 28th, 2015)

Shaker Seminar 2015
(Added On: June 28th, 2015)

ALHFAM & ALHFAMers in the News
(Added On: June 25th, 2015)

ALHFAM eUpdate for This Month
Summer 2015 Regional Reports
(Added On: June 15th, 2015)

Order the 2014 Proceedings
(Added On: June 11th, 2015)

Annual Conference Updates
(Added On: June 8th, 2015)

National Fur Trade Symposium
(Added On: May 27th, 2015)

The Society for Applied Anthropology - Calll for papers
(Added On: May 27th, 2015)

Latest Bulletin Issue On-line - Spring 2015
Price Reduced on History of Open Air Museums Book
(Added On: December 11th, 2014)

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