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Regional Conferences

Regional meetings and conferences bring the ALHFAMily together for intra-region gatherings and allow for more organizational interaction within a smaller geographical area.

Check the Upcoming listings below to see which conferences are coming up soon in your area, or which place outside your region you would like to visit and attend a meeting.

When the registration period is open for each conference you will be able to register on-line via this website (MOMCC conferences attendees will register via the MOMCC website).


    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 15 Apr 2018
    • Augusta, Maine

    Sharing Partnerships in Preservation and Presentation of New England History
    ALHFAM Regional Conference
    April 13-15, 2018 - Central Maine

    You are invited to a conference just for you. Spend time with other staff and volunteers from historical societies, museums, farms, and the living history community. Learn hands-on historical skills and discuss current events affecting our museums. Tour amazing facilities, get to know your peers. See for yourself why members of this organization are known as the ALHFAMily.

    >> Download the Save the Date flyer here

    Friday April 13

    Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Rd, Hallowell, ME 04347

    Registration: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tours and Workshops: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Must sign up in advance as space is limited, details and sign-ups will be sent out after you register.

    • Guided Tours: Freeport Historical Society’s Pettengill Farm, Granite Tour of Hallowell, ME
    • Workshops: Outdoor Fire Building, Flint Knapping, Sewing a Warm Hood

    Friday Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pizza Party and Beer Swap. Bring a few bottles of your favorite local brew to share, and try out some of New England’s newest offerings.

    Saturday, April 14

    Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Rd, Livermore, ME 04253

    Registration: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Tea and snacks will be available at both 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

    Break-out Sessions: 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    • Session 1: 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Farm Animals and History Museums, 19thCentury Medicines, Museums vs. Reenactors
    • Session 2: 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Interpretive Planning Process, Museums and Unions.
    • Session 3, Round Tables: 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Round Tables: Suffrage History and Contemporary Issues, Museums and Independent Contractors.

    Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

    Tours, Interactive Performances, and Workshops: 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    • All Afternoon Workshop: Making Ice Cream
    • Afternoon Session 1: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tour the Washburn family mansion, Quilt Piecing Workshop, Performance: The Washburn Family.
    • Afternoon Session 2: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tour the Washburn Family mansion, Library Open, Performance: Country Schooling, Dance Practice Workshop.

    Old-Fashioned New England Dinner: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    19th Century Barn Dance and Silent Auction: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Sunday, April 15

    Vaughan Woods and Historic Homestead, 2 Litchfield Rd, Hallowell, ME 0434

    Tours: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    Vaughan family in Maine, Vaughan Homestead Becomes a Museum, Vaughan Woods

    Conference Wrap-Up and ALHFAM NE Business Meeting (location TBA): 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

    Lunch: 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (location TBA)

    End of Conference: 1:30 p.m.

    Hotel accommodations at:
    Homewood Suites by Hilton
    377 Western Ave., Augusta, ME 04330
    Tel: 207-480-2050
    Request the discounted rate with this group code: ALH. 
    Booking Link.


    ALHFAM Member, Early Bird: $85 
    Non-member, Early Bird: $115 (includes year-long membership)
    Early Bird pricing ends March 15, 2018.

    ALHFAM Member: $95
    Non-member: $125 (includes year-long membership)

    Saturday Evening Only: $45

    Registration price includes Friday Dinner Pizza Party; Saturday coffee breaks, lunch and dinner (cash bar), and Sunday lunch. 

    Sign-ups for workshops and tours will be emailed out closer to the event.

    For more information, email Alena Shellenbean at ashellenbean@strawberybanke.org.

    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 27 Oct 2018
    • Trenton, NJ

    The 2018 ALHFAM Mid-Atlantic Skills Workshop and Regional Meeting will be held in Trenton, NJ at the Old Barracks, Howell Living History Farm, and other nearby sites on October 26 & 27, 2018. This is a new format and we’re excited - more details coming soon!

    • 01 Nov 2018
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • Tacoma, Washington

    The2018 Western Regional ALHFAM Conference will be held at Fort Nisqually in Tacoma, WA November 1-4, 2018. Stay tuned for more information.

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