Category Archives: food

Do Visitors Think We’re Eating Our Pets?

Lately I’ve heard of negative visitor reactions to historic (and sustainable but open to the public) farm sites in regards to the animals they keep. It seems not everyone is comfortable with animals on farms becoming food or with the … Continue reading

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I’m thankful for . . . Lobster and Crab Cakes and Poutine

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For my family it is a time to gather together to express our thankfulness for the blessings of the last year and look with hope towards the future. It is a time of togetherness and … Continue reading

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Westward Ho to ALHFAM 2014

During the 2013 ALHFAM annual conference, attendees visited Historic Kirtland Village in Kirtland, Ohio. They toured the restored houses and recreated rural industries (including a potash factory!) all originally built by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints members between … Continue reading

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Food, Glorious Food

Another blog post from our President, Dr. Debra Reid: I have heard the most amazing things at the Food History Conference I am attending at the moment. I have heard about how archaeobotanists have studied hundreds of sites in Europe, … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Road, part V

Here is another post in the series of reports from our President, Dr. Debra Reid as she particiaptes in the AIMA conference in Estonia. July 2, 2013 Shelf after shelf of seed specimens, too old to germinate, may challenge agricultural museum curators. … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Road, part IV

The latest in a series of blog posts from our President, Dr. Debra Reid: Talking Pork Tomorrow (June 29) I will present a paper on “working animals at living history farms” at the AIMA conference in Tartu, Estonia. This theme runs … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Road… part II

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More images and thoughts from ALHFAM’s President Dr. Debra Reid as her trek across Estonia continues…. June 26, 2013 – Gardens at the Estonian Open Air Museum The Estonian Open Air Museum concentrates its efforts on two gardens (based on … Continue reading

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