The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) is an international organization serving the interests and needs of its individual and institutional members and supporting experiential interpretations of history.
ALHFAM is incorporated in the State of Maryland as a non-profit tax-exempt (501[c])
organization, and is governed by a member-elected Board in accordance with member-approved bylaws.
ALHFAM draws its membership from a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations involved in the collection, preservation or interpretation of material culture, traditional skills and historical processes. Members include volunteers, reenactors, institutional staff and vendors of goods or services. ALHFAM’s original focus on farming and agriculture has expanded to embrace disciplines from architecture to zymurgy and many in between. ALHFAM maintains, and seeks to expand relationships with other museum, historical and interpretive organizations with related interests.
Services provided to members include publications, conferences, specialized instructional programs, electronic media, including a website and listserv, and support for regional affiliates. ALHFAM services assist members in fulfilling their professional responsibilities and improving the quality of their public offerings.
The Mission of ALHFAM
The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) shares practical knowledge and skills among those who make history relevant to contemporary lives. We draw strength from our diverse network of members, sharing experience, research and passion for participatory learning.
ALHFAM member David Floyd was quoted in a recent The Advocate story on the interpretation of slavery at Louisiana historic plantation sites, Louisiana plantation tours skittish on slavery history.
, one of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Foodways staff, wrote a great entry on the CW Historic Foodways blog
, "History is Served
," about this past June's ALHFAM meeting in Calgary.
ALHFAMer and food historian Sandra Oliver was quoted in an NPR story on the proposed Museum of Food and Drink, in New York City. The story is featured in the online collection of NPR food-related reports -- The Salt.
Living history presenter and ALHFAM member Stacy Roth talks about portraying Molly Pitcher on the official New Jersey 350th anniversary blog.
The May 15, 2014 New York Times had a special section on retirement, and one of the articles is about retirees finding second careers at historic sites. Among the sites mentioned are ALHFAM Institutional Members, Colonial Williamsburg, Plimoth Plantation and Old Sturbridge Village, and ALHFAM member Deb Friedman, senior vice president for public programs at OSV, is quoted!!
ALHFAMer and curator with the Jamestown–Yorktown Foundation in Williamsburg, VA., Martha Katz-Hyman was featured in a story about her presentation on slave live at Stratford Hall on Saturday, February 22, 2014. The story in the Fredericksburg, VA paper, The Free Lance-Star, can be seen in this online edition - Fredericksburg.com
ALHFAM member Carol Lopez, site manager for Casa San Ysidro in Albuquerque NM., was featured in a KASA Channel 2 News show on Jan.22, 2104. See the interview online.
What's NewALHFAM eUpdate for This Month
Part-Time & Seasonal Positions
(Added On: April 15th, 2015)
Annual Conference Updates
(Added On: April 15th, 2015)
(Added On: April 11th, 2015)
Central Canada 2015 - Register Now
(Added On: April 8th, 2015)
2015 Conference Program & Registration
(Added On: April 3rd, 2015)
2015 ALHFAM Membership Directory
Internships & Apprentice Opportunities
(Added On: March 30th, 2015)
MOMCC Magazine On-Line
2015 Board Election Results
(Added On: March 20th, 2015)
Download the Updated Replica Resource List
Western Region Newsletter
(Added On: March 9th, 2015)
2015 Western Region call for Papers
(Added On: February 25th, 2015)
Price Reduced on History of Open Air Museums Book
(Added On: December 11th, 2014)
Order the 2013 Proceedings
(Added On: June 6th, 2014)