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  • 11 Jan 2022 11:30 AM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Registration for the 2022 ALHFAM SEALHFAM Conference is Now Open

    Join us in Mississippi!

    Explore the Conference Program

    Be A Part of "History in the Making"

    Join your colleagues February 18-20 at the 2022 SEALHFAM regional conference.

    In addition to the host site, visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Mississippi History Museum, and the Vicksburg National Military Park.

    Workshop topics include: professional development, cast iron care and use, sawmill operations, storytelling, alternative narratives in interpretation, spinning and quilting, printing, hearth cooking, smoking meats and more!

    Conference registration ends on February 12

    Register Today

  • 16 Dec 2021 11:00 AM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    The 2022 Virtual Plowing Match

    Building on the virtual ALHFAM plowing competition launched in 2021, the Farm PIG invites entries for the 2022 Virtual Plowing Match from individual ALHFAM members or staff/volunteers at ALHFAM institutional member sites. We invite entries from all locations and using varied plowing practices to enter.

    The 2022 Virtual Plowing Match is in addition to the traditional ALHFAM Plowing Match that take place during the 2022 Annual Conference in Tacoma, WA, June 23-28.

    Learn More

  • 23 Nov 2021 10:50 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Central Canada region has just announced it's 2021-2022 Winter Webinar Series. Registration is open for the December 15 webinar.

    Learn more and register here

  • 28 Sep 2021 2:19 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

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  • 18 Aug 2021 3:03 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    ALHFAM Historic Farming is proud to support “A Year on the Field” project as a partner with farmers across the globe to study wheat this growing season.



    Join us for our "A Year On The Field" project and become part of a unique, global study with friends and colleagues from many areas of interest!


    Our main questions for the project:

    1) How is wheat grown in different regions of the world and how have the cultivation methods changed over the centuries?

    2) What varieties were (and are) cultivated, and what wheat products do we know of?


    We are looking for:

    - farmers

    - museums

    - living history farms

    - archaeological open-air museums

    who document all steps of wheat cultivation and processing with us for a year on site


    We are also looking for:

    - Scientists

    - Collection staff

    - Bakers

    who want to provide us with insights into individual aspects of wheat cultivation, varieties and final wheat products through the centuries


    Our goals (and passion):

    - to enable a global exchange on the historical methods of cultivation and harvest, regional and era differences, of wheat

    - current importance of wheat in current culture or historical recipes

    - to promote regional, national, and international networking of museums, research and producers

    - to create an increased public attention for sustainable cultivation methods through intensive reporting in word, image and film

    - to strengthen the importance of museums in public discourse and agriculture


    Incorporate this project in your daily routines, include school projects, students and volunteers to split the work load and to intensify public engagement.


    For your information:

    How much time does the project take?

    The pilot phase will initially run for a year, to begin in autumn 2021. You will plant and cultivate as normal. You need only create regular documentation, which will take less than an hour per week, and submit to the project.


    Would you like to participate?

    Then get in touch as soon as possible at:  Claus Kropp

  • 19 Jul 2021 3:51 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Submit a workshop or session proposal for the 2022 SEALHFAM Conference, History in the Making, to be held at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, in Jackson, Mississippi, February 18-20, 2022. Submissions are due September 1.

    View and Download the Call for Proposals Here

  • 21 Jun 2021 2:50 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Call for Workshop & Session Proposals

    What is YOUR vision for The Future of the Past? We solicit your proposals for workshops and sessions that address diversity, equity, and inclusion at cultural institutions and the role living history will play in future museum interpretation. The conference committee is planning two full days of workshops and will prioritize workshops over sessions.

    Proposals deadline: December 15, 2021

    Questions?: Please email

    Download the Call for Workshop & Session Proposals  

  • 29 Apr 2021 2:51 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    We want to know how increased safety and health-related codes and regulations from local, state and federal governments are affecting visitor experiences, interpretation and programs at your site. How are policies and procedures related to insurance provisions changing how living history, reenactments and daily interpretation takes place? What precautions, training and certifications are becoming commonplace? We'd love for you to share your valuable lessons and case studies for the good of our profession and safety of our sites, staff and visitors.

    Submissions are due June 14. General guidelines can be found here. For further information, contact Katie Boardman.

  • 19 Apr 2021 3:06 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    You are invited to share your experiences creating inclusive interpretation, programs, and spaces at your museums and living history sites. What does inclusion look like at your site? What are you striving for in the future? How are you addressing and embracing the stories and storytellers who have historically been overlooked in your organization's interpretation? We want to hear how you are engaging and reflecting diverse audiences in staffing, governance, research, programming, collecting, education, and interpretation. Case studies, research, reviews, and opinion articles are welcome.

    Submissions are due by May 14, 2021. General submission guidelines can be found here.

    For further information contact Bulletin Editor Katie Boardman

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