Category Archives: Living History

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

On the final day of the 2018 ALHFAM conference one of our final stops will be the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah, Oklahoma. As the name suggests, the ranch is the birthplace of famed cowboy humorist Will Rogers. However, … Continue reading

Posted in ALHFAM, Annual meeting, historic houses, Living History, Living History Museum, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Walking the Talk

by James Macklen Living history museums are great places to visit to see different lifestyles. We need to show our support as we are able. One of the best ways to show support is to incorporate some of the newly-discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Museum, ALHFAM, Farm Museum, Historic Agriculture, Historic Farming, Living History | 1 Comment

Cherokee National Treasures to Teach ALHFAM Conference Workshops

The 2018 Program Committee has been busy lining up some special workshops for the conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Three workshops will be taught by Cherokee National Treasures. National Treasures are Cherokee Nation citizens who have been recognized for their exceptional … Continue reading

Posted in ALHFAM, Annual meeting, Living History, Uncategorized, Workshops | Leave a comment

What was Indian Territory?

Hope you are making plans to attend the ALHFAM 2018 conference in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, June 1-5. Tahlequah was established in Indian Territory as the Cherokee capital by the Cherokee people in 1839. So what was Indian Territory and where was … Continue reading

Posted in Annual meeting, Living History, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Livestock Care in Museums

Recently a dedicated group of ALHFAM members, primarily from the Farm Professional Interest Group, took the time to develop and/or revise three documents relating to the use of livestock in museum settings. They are: Position statement on the Use of … Continue reading

Posted in Agricultural Museum, ALHFAM, Farm Museum, Historic Agriculture, Living History, Oxen | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Why Every Curator Should Enter a Plowing Match

The plowing match is one of my favorite events at ALHFAM annual meetings/conferences. I wrote the following after a particularly rewarding experience: This summer at the ALHFAM annual meeting I plowed. Granted it was only two furrows in the horse-drawn … Continue reading

Posted in ALHFAM, Annual meeting, Living History, Material Culture | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Interpretation: The International Bibliographic Database of Living History

Recent discussion on ALHFAM-L (ALHFAM’s email discussion list) about living history bibliographies led to one of our members from the Netherlands sharing this: Interpretation: The International Bibliographic Database of Living History. Even though the database is supported by ALHFAM and … Continue reading

Posted in ALHFAM, Living History, Museums | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments