The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) is an international organization serving the interests and needs of its individual and institutional members and supporting experiential interpretations of history.

ALHFAM is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a non-profit tax-exempt (501[c][3]) organization, and is governed by a member-elected Board in accordance with member-approved bylaws.

ALHFAM draws its membership from a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations involved in the collection, preservation or interpretation of material culture, traditional skills and historical processes. Members include volunteers, reenactors, institutional staff and vendors of goods or services.

ALHFAM’s original focus on farming and agriculture has expanded to embrace disciplines from architecture to zymurgy and many in between. ALHFAM maintains, and seeks to expand relationships with other museum, historical and interpretive organizations with related interests.

Services provided to members include publications, conferences, specialized instructional programs, electronic media, including a website and listserv, and support for regional affiliates. ALHFAM services assist members in fulfilling their professional responsibilities and improving the quality of their public offerings.

The Mission of ALHFAM

The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) shares practical knowledge and skills among those who make history relevant to contemporary lives. We draw strength from our diverse network of members, sharing experience, research and passion for participatory learning.

For more information about ALHFAM, please visit our official website here

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  1. db says:


    I want to share some news of an artistic collaboration related to the War of 1812 events in the region, one that you may wish to pass on! And with it the chance to follow along with filmmakers and living history reenactors as the project unfolds.

    Wood Engraver Wesley W. Bates and Bookbinder Marlene Pomeroy are commemorating the War of 1812 Bicentennial with the design and creation of a limited edition 4-colour letterpress broadside. Printed on the hand-operated letterpress at West Meadow Press in Clifford, ON, and it will be presented in a very elegant handmade archival chemise detailed with period features. Of the 250 limited editions, 79 will be shot through with an authentic musket from the period.

    Click on the video of Episode 1 of The 1812 Broadside Project now available on our http://1812broadside.com website. Watch it from its beginnings to the final detailing of the presentation and all the adventures in between replete with the crack of musket fire (Raymond Langston and colleagues), the grand search for historical accuracy, the exclusive creation of handmade St. Armand paper, the strains of fiddle music and poetry, and all the passion and skill they can muster!

    They are pleased to soon offer three very special limited editions of “Glory is the Sodger’s Prize” a War of 1812 Broadside. Find the details and contact information on their dedicated 1812 Broadside website. Let us know what you think!

    A launch of the Project will take place on April 28th at the 34th Annual Bookarts Fair Wazgoose in Grimsby Ontario.
    Deborah Black, MLIS

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