University of California, Davis, 1974
Papers consider the interpretive themes of power and energy on the farm and establishing basic interpretive programs and include Darwin Kelsey's presidential address "Historical Farms as Models of the Past," reprinted in A Living History Reader (Jay Anderson, AASLH, 1991).
National Museum of History and Technology, Washington, DC, 1975
This edition combines papers on funding, site selection, collections, and maintaining standards of excellence with papers presented at the 4th Congress of the International Association of Agricultural Museums, Reading, England, 1976.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, Haverford, PA 1976
Papers explore museums and their identity as agricultural museums, folklife museums, and living history farms.
Georgia Agrirama, Tifton, GA 1977
A shift from formal papers to participatory workshops reduced the size of the Proceedings. Papers discuss agricultural museums in developing countries and the role of the curator in interpretation.
Ottawa, Canada, 1978; Santa Fe, NM, 1979; and Old Sturbridge Village, MA, 1980
Paper topics include planning living history programs and facilities, searching for eighteenth and nineteenth century vegetable varieties, and preparing effective historical drama.
Land Between the Lakes, Golden Pond, KY 1981
The theme "Perspectives of the 1980s" focused on current issues and the role of museums.
King's Landing Settlement, Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada 1982
Papers provide information on applied research and interpretation.
Old World Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1983
"Place Over Time" prompted discussion of preservation and regional culture, research, planning and implementation.
Denver, CO, 1984; Williamsburg, VA, 1985
"The Right Stuff: Getting and Using It" focused on acquiring appropriate machinery and collections and translating research and material culture into effective programming. "Raise High the Roof Beam: New Dimensions on Old Foundations" elicited papers on research, collections, farming, and interpretation.
Ontario Agricultural Museum, Guelph, Ontario, Canada 1986
"Neighboring in Living History" includes papers on orienting visitors, staff training, evaluating programs, involving the community, maintaining collections, use of replicas, horticulture and landscape, and period clothing.
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI 1987
Is living history a credible methodology and are academic methodologies compatible with museum programming needs?
Old Bethpage Village, Long Island, NY 1988
"Gleaning from Many Fields" features presentations on addressing myth through research and interpretation, and changes in the ALHFAM field over time.
Conner Prairie, Indianapolis, IN 1989
"Harvesting New Rural History" includes summaries of research and application in museum settings.
Old Sturbridge Village and Plimoth Plantation, Providence, RI 1990
"A Future for the Past" focused on the relevancy of living history and agricultural museums as viable educational institutions.
The Historic Sites and Archives Service of Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism, Edmonton, Alberta Canada 1991
Defining Multiculturalism: Setting Our Sites.
Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC 1992
Seeds of Time: Cultivating New Visions of the Past
Minnesota State Historical Society, St. Paul, MN 1993
Of Media and Messages
The Farmers' Museum, Inc., Troy, NY 1994
The Meeting of the Waters: Communities at Work
Hale Farm, Hiram, OH 1995
History: Something We Do
George Ranch Historical Park, Houston, TX 1996
Common Frontiers: Comprehending and Presenting the Complicated Past
Museum of American Frontier Culture, Staunton, VA 1997
On the Road Again: Mobility, Memory and Museums
Doon Crossroads Village, Waterloo, Ontario 1998
A Day in the Life: Of the Farm, Field and Factory
Watkins Woolen Mill, Kansas City, MO 1999
Across the Wide Missouri: Crossroads and Cultures
Mystic Seaport and Old Sturbridge Village, Mystic, CT 2000
Embracing Inclusive History
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2001
Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Future of Living History
The Fortress Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 2002
People and Place: Making Connections
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm; Howell Living History Farm; Historic Longstreet Farm; The New Jersey Museum of Agriculture; and the Office of Historic Sites of the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, Princeton, New Jersey, 2003
Revolutionary Times: The Transformation of Everyday Lives
The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 2004
Sustaining History: Valuing Tradition and Sharing Innovation
Living History Farms, Des Moines, Iowa, 2005
Farm Fresh: Keeping Museums Fresh in the Twenty-First Century
Rural Life Museum, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2006
Interpreting Multiculturalism in the Modern Museum Setting
El Rancho de Las Golondrinos, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2007
Following Old Trails, Blazing the New: Museum & Community
Canada Agriculture Museum, Ottawa, ON, 2008
Loyalty in Living History
Old Salem Museum & Gardens, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2009
From Strangers to Friend
Old Sturbridge Village, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2010
Roots and Branches of Living History