Author Archives: Derrick Birdsall

About Derrick Birdsall

Bike racer Thinker Photographer

Friends made and things learned

The last couple of posts to grace this little corner of the interwebs have been focused on conferences, both past and future.  They’ve gotten me reminiscing  about the many ALHFAM conferences that I’ve attended over the years and I started … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead meets ALHFAM?

No… I’m not referring to that early morning session on the last day of an ALHFAM conference after a very long night! For those folks that are fans of the hit TV Show The Walking Dead, you may have picked … Continue reading

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Revising History

The “R” word… revisionist history. There, I’ve said it.   While I do believe that there are people who clearly do revise history to serve their own needs – we cannot overlook the fact that as new things are learned – … Continue reading

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Touching the past

I’ve been doing the museum thing for some time now; just about mid-way through my 3rd decade in the museum world.   That being said, it’s really nice to get a reminder every now and then of just what got me … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures

For those of you who attended the 2012 Annual Meeting at Farmers Branch, Texas – you might recall the cornerstone of our park, the 1856 Gilbert House.  Over time, our staff has been noticing some potential issues with the foundation … Continue reading

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Site Visit – Colonial Williamsburg

It’s always a treat to be able to explore the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg – there’s so much to see! A somewhat new annual tradition (relatively speaking) is the annual plowing match.  Ed Schultz had a great crew on hand … Continue reading

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Pre conference workshops, seeing the alhfamily again

A great day of learning and seeing new things and old friends. For me (Derrick), one of the great things about the annual get together is the site visits and  workshops on the day before the “official” conference starts.  For … Continue reading

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