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Annual Meeting & Conference Archive

2016 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Commemoration, Preservation, and Education: “The Things That We Do”
June 12-16, 2016
Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum
Baton Rouge, LA

In 2016, members of ALHFAM  traveled to Baton Rouge for the organization’s annual meeting and conference.

Program Schedule
Conference Announcement

2015 Williamsburg, Virginia

Doing & Telling: A Living History Toolbox

June 19-23, 2015
Colonial Williamsburg
Williamsburg, VA

In 2015, members of ALHFAM  traveled to Colonial Williamsburg for the organization’s annual meeting and conference.

Program Schedule
General Registration Information

2014 Heritage Park, Calgary

Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Risk Taking in Living History

June 21-25, 2014
Heritage Park Historical Village
Calgary, Alberta Canada

In 2014, members of ALHFAM  traveled to Calgary, Alberta for the organization’s annual meeting.

Here's a video from Travel Alberta to give you a taste of Heritage Park! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVH30kqCFNQ


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2013 Hale Farm & Village

On June 14-18, 2013, Hale Farm & Village, an outdoor living history site and a premier collection and museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, hosted the 2013 ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference.  Nestled in the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hale Farm & Village depicts mid-19th century rural life in Northeastern Ohio through dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens and artisan demonstrations. The University of Akron provided meeting, dinning and lodging facilities for the conference.

Guided by the theme; Bringing It All to the Table: Feed Your Body, Feed Your Mind, museum professionals everywhere gathered with colleagues around a common table.  Here conference attendees  acquainted themselves with old friends and new associates, while enjoying good company, good food, and rousing conversation. 

The 2013 conference addressed issues and concerns currently facing living history and agricultural museums. Presentations, sessions, papers and workshops focused on individual, institutional and communal achievements that serve up innovative programming initiatives or organizational efforts that are creative, essential and relevant in today’s marketplace.

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On-line Conference Presentations & Handouts

Some of these files are very large and may take several minutes to download.

Workshops - Friday, June 14, 2013

Sessions - Saturday, June 15, 2013

  •  Captivated: The Silk Cap of Lucy Mack Smith, Jaynanne Meads [PowerPoint Version]
  • Thanksgiving: Pilgrim to Pioneer, Sarah Uhoff [PDF Version]
  • One-Room School: What's For Lunch, Sarah Uhoff [PDF Version]

Sessions - Monday, June 17, 2013

2012 Farmer's Branch TX

Maintaining Relevance in a Digital Age
June 9-12
Farmers Branch, Texas

In 2012, members of ALHFAM traveled to Farmers Branch, Texas, and the Farmers Branch Historical Park for the organization’s annual meeting.The theme of the 2012 conference was Maintaining Relevance in a Digital Age. Conference attendees  had an opportunity to learn how the historical community maintains its sense of relevance in an ever changing world filled with tweets, tubes and online friends you’ve never met in person. 

The Conference Program
Go to the ALHFAM BLOG to see Photos and More From the Conference Annual

Business Meeting Minutes -2012


Conference Presentations & Handouts Online Now

  • Virtual Exhibitions: Expanding Our Reach, Emma McDonald

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Download Presentation - PDF Print Version

2011 Jackson's Mill

Growing Living History ~ In Good Times & Bad

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
2011 Annual Meeting and Conference
The Farmstead at WVU Jackson’s Mill
Weston, West Virginia


In today’s tumultuous times, historians and museum professionals continually face the challenge of finding innovative ways to keep the past alive. Visiting new places, experiencing new opportunities, and sharing our individual successes and failures are valuable parts of that process.
We were  pleased to have welcomed the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums to West Virginia for its annual meeting June 4-8, 2011. The Farmstead at WVU Jackson’s Mill has a very rich history as an 18th and 19th century rural economic hub, the boyhood home of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and the first state 4-H camp in the nation. 2011 marked 90 years of operation by the Extension Service of West Virginia University.

The Conference Program Booklet are available online as a PDF, so you can review the events of the past conference.

Download Full Conference Booklet Conference Flier & Schedule Overview

For members to get Information/Handouts from sessions, be sure to be logged-in and click on the Session Handouts to the left.

Minutes of the 2011 Annual Business Meeting

Minutes of the 2011 ALHFAM Annual Business Meeting at Weston, WV (Jackson's Mill). PDF version.

2010 Old Sturbridge Village


The 40th Anniversary ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference: hosted by Old Sturbridge Village, June 20-24, 2010.

See the conference schedule. Download the Complete Conference Booklet

Follow the Conference Activities On-line - Conference Galleries

Minutes of the 2010 Annual Business Meeting

2009 Winston-Salem

Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
Annual Meeting and Conference, June 6-9, 2009
Hosted by Old Salem Museums & Gardens
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

"From Strangers to Friends"

See What You

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2008 Ottawa

ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference 2008


The 2008 Conference Loyalty in Living History is in the history book now. The Conference was held in Ottawa, Ontario. Situated on the historic Ottawa River, this “lumber town” was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1857 to become Canada’s National Capital. The region is home to Canada’s National Museums including the Canada Agriculture Museum, as well as several other federal institutions and historic sites. Co-hosting the conference was Upper Canada Village, one of Canada’s oldest and most comprehensive living history museums representing an 1860’s rural community.

2007 Santa Fe

Following Old Trails, Blazing the New: Museums & Community

June 1 - 5, 2007
Santa Fe, New Mexico

2007 ALHFAM Annual Business Meeting Minutes

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