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  • 23 Nov 2020 1:59 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Call for Proposals: Southeastern Region Conference

    “Not a Keyhole, but a Doorway:” A Dialogue on Inclusivity and Interpreting to Every Person

    Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, Staunton, Virginia

    Feb. 26, 27, 28, 2021

    Submit a Proposal Today

    Deadline for proposals: December 19, 2020

    The Southeast Region of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (SEALHFAM) seeks proposals for workshops, sessions, panels, and presentations for the 2021 Conference at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia.

    Diversity is a fact; inclusion is an act. Recent national data indicates that museums are the most trusted of institutions, but are we doing enough to remain worthy of that trust and to maintain that trust? While our field has made great strides toward inclusivity, more can be done. You are invited to share how you or your site has opened doors through which all visitors can find themselves in their respective pasts.

    While interaction is the hallmark of the living history museum experience, proposals for workshops, sessions, panels, and traditional presentations often reflect living history museums’ emphasis on the tactile and the tangible. The recent spike of COVID19 cases in Virginia and throughout the Southeast Region has necessitated the need for a totally virtual conference. So, anything goes, from academic presentations, to panel discussions, to screens- on workshops, and everything in between. Please feel free to discuss your virtual ideas with us!

    Submissions will be accepted by mail or email. All presenters are expected to register for the full meeting or for the day on which they present. We can’t wait to include you!

  • 11 Nov 2020 11:53 AM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    We invite you and your colleagues to share about volunteer program adaptations to COVID protocols, building and maintaining inclusive volunteer teams, training public-facing staff and volunteers on engaging visitors about race and class, volunteer placement throughout an organization, and other relevant insights, case studies, resources, approaches, joys and pitfalls.

    Resource reviews are also welcome for Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World by Robert J. Rosenthal (2015) or Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museums: A Handbook for Volunteer Management by Kristy Van Hoven and Loni Wellman (2016).

    Submissions are due by December 22. General submission guidelines can be located here. 

    We look forward to hearing from you!  Contact Anna Stratton, Guest Editor.

  • 10 Nov 2020 5:59 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Proposals for the 2021 MOMCC 2021 Spring Virtual Conference are being accepted through December 30, 2020. 

    Submit your proposal today.

  • 23 Sep 2020 1:30 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Registration is now open for the 2020 Western Regional Virtual Conference and Meeting: Thriving in Changing Times.

    Hosted by Sharlot Hall Museum in Arizona, this meeting will take place online on November 21. 

    Registration is free for ALHFAM members.

    Learn more and Register today!

  • 07 Aug 2020 11:27 AM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Hello from your friendly ALHFAM Bulletin guest editors, Barb and Alyssa! 

    We are looking for articles and resource reviews for our issue on changing weather and its impact. 

    Frequent floods? Intense weather cycles? Climate change? Wildfires? Drought? What is happening in our regions?  

    We want to hear how your sites and museums interpret these stories – historic and recent. Tell us how you prepare for more dramatic weather, or climate change, and the impacts on your sites, structures, animals, crops and museums.

    Be a part of the Summer 2019 edition: Changing Weather

    Send any questions, articles or ideas to Alyssa Zajan

    Submission Deadline: September 4, 2020

  • 29 Jul 2020 3:06 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Recordings of sessions and meetings from the 2020 Virtual Conference are now available on the ALHFAM website for members only. You must be logged in to the website to view them. Need help logging in? Contact the Webmaster.


    The Region and Professional Interest Group (PIG) meeting recordings are available on their respective pages on the website. Use your mouse to hover over About Us on the horizontal menu bar on the home page and select Regions or Interest Groups from the drop down. You’ll then be able to select whichever Region or PIG you’re interested in.  

  • 01 Jul 2020 2:13 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) and Look Around You Ventures (LAYV) are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership to create exciting and entertaining online educational videos about American history.

    ALHFAM has been at the forefront of the growth and professionalization of living history techniques in museum programs, with members across the United States and in many other countries around the world.

    Look Around You Ventures creates high-quality historic video programs through its current web series “Civil War Digital Digest” and “Revolutionary Gazette” (the latter scheduled for release in Fall 2020).

    Combining the knowledge of ALHFAM’s member institutions with the attention to detail and high-quality production capabilities of LAYV, new videos will highlight the technology in use at the time of the American War of Independence and the United States Civil War. Our goal is to help students, teachers, re-enactors and history enthusiasts connect with American history, while they learn about the people who lived, fought and survived these conflicts.

    Crafting connections and building interest in these eras will highlight the range of interactive opportunities the public can find at ALHFAM sites across the United States and around the world.

    As museums and historic sites begin to safely open, watch for new episodes in both series to begin carrying the ALHFAM logo very soon!

    Learn more about ALHFAM and LAYV. You may also contact Jim Lauderdale, STP Committee, or Will Eichler, Producer.

  • 24 Jun 2020 3:14 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Check out the special 50th Anniversary issue of the Bulletin. Available to members for download here.

  • 22 Jun 2020 10:36 AM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums stands in solidarity with black communities across the globe in saying, Black Lives Matter. They mattered in the past; they matter now, and they will matter tomorrow. No one should ever be made to feel less or live in fear because of the color of their skin. We ask our member institutions to guard against institutional and structural racism and to continue to teach the difficult parts of history to challenge preconceptions and to increase awareness. As an organization we have been complacent in not actively reaching out to diverse populations to find ways to support their professional growth and encourage their participation and leadership within the organization. Looking to the future, we seek input from new voices as work begins to address our organizational weaknesses.   

  • 03 Jun 2020 2:29 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)


    A 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Conference

    Please join us for our first Virtual Annual Meeting & Conference. While there is no substitute for convening the ALHFAMily in person, we are adapting to these challenging circumstances and look forward to seeing you virtually.

    • Registration for virtual sessions and meetings is free and open to ALHFAM members only.
    • You must register by June 21.
    • Session links will be sent to registrants no later than two-days prior to session time. 

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