Tag Archives: living history

The Dreaded Performance Review

Is your institution still stuck in the cycle of the dreaded, annual performance review? I am afraid mine still is, and frankly it’s awful. (I am sure some of my coworkers reading this will rat me out. It’s okay the … Continue reading

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Promoting ALHFAM “in the Field”

I realize the title of this blog could confuse. It is quite logical, given our organization’s mission, that I might literally be referring to promoting ALHFAM in a field. However, in this case I’m speaking of the larger “museum field” … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Mind, Drinking It In

ALHFAM meetings are not just about old buildings, battle sites, “who did what to whom”, townball, plowing contests, and stuffing information into our heads and notebooks.

ALHFAM is about understanding one another. Continue reading

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ALHFAM 2016 Day 2: Sessions, Meetings, and The Auction

Day two of the conference was spent at the Rural Life Museum on the campus of Louisiana State University. Educational sessions were held, as were Professional Interest Group (PIG) meetings, and regional meetings. The day was capped off by the … Continue reading

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ALHFAM 2016 . . . Ready, Set, GO!

The 2016 ALHFAM conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has just started and it’s already shaping up to be amazing. Many workshops and tours were offered today and, sadly, since I’m only one person, I can just report on mine. I … Continue reading

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How to Eat Crawfish

The ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana starts Sunday. I can’t wait! ALHFAM annual conferences offer many opportunities to learn about living history and historic agriculture, keep abreast of trends in the field, forge professional connections, and … Continue reading

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Canned Programming for Museums: Healthy?

I recently read an article on the benefits of collections-based research. The author stated the following: “A canned program* performs a social function. It brings together members and visitors for an enjoyable experience, adds to attendance figures, and may promote … Continue reading

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