Many great opportunities to learn new skills, meet new people, and see new places are available in the next few months thanks to ALHFAM regional and Professional Interest Group gatherings. Take advantage if you can:
The Mid-Atlantic region has put together a fabulous program for their meeting being held April 1-2 at Historic St. Mary’s City in Maryland. Workshops include sewing, cap-making, and hearth cooking. Click on the image below for more information.
The Southeast regional meeting is taking place March 11-13 at Jackson’s Mill Farmstead in Weston, Virgina. This is a joint meeting with the West Virginia Association of Museums and it will be a very worthwhile experience. Workshops include how to properly restore historic wooden windows, mule-team driving, phase box construction, grist milling, plowing, and blacksmithing. Click on the image below for more information or register online here: SEALHFAM online registration
The Midwest Open Air Museums Coordinating Council (MOMCC, also Midwest Region of ALHFAM) is holding a meeting March 10-12 at Wabash & Erie Canal Park in Delph, Indiana. Early registration is over but a very reasonable not-so-early registration can still be had. Interesting workshops on bookbinding, coopering, and Native American foodways are being held. Click on the image below for more information.
Last, but certainly not least, FPIPN (First-Person Interpreters Professional Network) is having their retreat at Strawberry Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, April 1-3. If you are currently engaging in, or are interested in trying, First-Person Interpretation this retreat is for you. Click below for more info.