2021 Annual Meeting & Conference
Looking Forward . . . The Next 50 Years
June 11-14, 2021 / Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
If we could gaze into our communal crystal ball, what would we see? What will the future bring living history, farm and agricultural museums, and how can we begin to prepare for that now? What issues and opportunities has the COVID-19 pandemic underscored and the protests for equity brought to the forefront? What kind of foundation are we building? What best practice methodologies are arising from within our own living history field that are robust, durable, and enduring? What strategies for success are we bringing—or can we borrow—from outside our field to ensure our relevance and sustainability?
The theme of the 2021 ALHFAM conference is about the future of living history. We can’t predict it. But we can be open to it. We can prepare for it. We can be flexible, adaptable, and resilient to change as it will inevitably occur. Because 50 years from now, we want to be not just surviving but thriving. We want to be critical to how people see themselves, their communities, and their world. And we can start today!