Category Archives: Living History

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

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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

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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

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2014 Conference Update

The deadline for proposals is fast approaching! Western Canada has always been a land of entrepreneurs, innovators and risk takers. From early explorers like David Thompson, to the settlers and ranchers who came from all over, they came with little, … Continue reading

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2014 Conference Update

Enjoy this update from 2014 conference chair, Susan Recksiedler: We look forward to welcoming you to Calgary next June… 249 days and counting! We’ve had a few queries from people working on their budgets and vacation schedules and wanted to … Continue reading

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Updates from Montana…

Susan Reckseidler says: The keynote address at the tri-regional conference was delivered by none other than Calamity Jane… aka, Joyce Theirer, Phd, from Ride Into History. The key to successful Living History is to be authentic and accurate… and Jane/Joyce … Continue reading

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Tri Regional update!

Notes from the field….. From President Debra Reid: Coming to you from Nevada City, Montana. . . the Tri-regional conference (Mountain-Plains, West, and Western Canada) has launched with 68 registrants and sites with collections that make a curator drool. Kay … Continue reading

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