Training and Workshop Calendar

ALHFAM members currently offer workshops at its regional and annual conferences. These conference workshops vary widely depending on the teachers, the time available and other factors.

For information on how to post your Skills Training opportunity on the ALHFAM website, and to view opportunities that are not date specific, please visit the Skills Workshops page.

Upcoming events

    • 27 Jan 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register


    felt making

    with Lindsay Stewart (Canada Agriculture & Food Museum)


    • Open to ALHFAM members only
    • There will be no cost but pre-registration is required. 
    • 7-8pm Eastern
    • Brought to you by the ALHFAM Central Canada region as part of their 2020-2021 Winter Webinar Series. 

    Learn how the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum brings felt making into their programming. Participants will virtually meet our sheep, discuss sheep farming in Canada and learn how to make felt!


    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register


    The lake simcoe ice harvest

    with Darryl Wines


    • Open to ALHFAM members only
    • There will be no cost but pre-registration is required. 
    • 7-8pm Eastern
    • Brought to you by the ALHFAM Central Canada region as part of their 2020-2021 Winter Webinar Series. 

    Lake Simcoe was known across North America as one of the purest and most abundant sources of ice. At its peak, the ice industry was harvesting up to 50,000 tons of ice from Lake Simcoe for distribution to hotels and households, and for use in refrigerating railway boxcars. Join Darryl for a glimpse of this almost forgotten industry that was once a cornerstone of the winter economy.


    • 21 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 17 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) course

    sponsored by the National Association for Interpretation

    Details: 

    The nationally recognized Certified Interpretive Guide (CIG) program sponsored by the National Association for Interpretation is designed for anyone in the interpretive field. Whether you're a new hire, a professional desiring to refresh your skills, or beginning a second career, this course will aid you in improving your presentation techniques. The course combines the theoretical foundations of the profession with practical strategies in delivering quality interpretive programming to visitors.

    These courses will be a combination of online instruction and virtual meetings with your instructor. Note, they are designed to cover all the same material and requirements as the in-person Certified Interpretive Guide course and the certification awarded is the same as our face-to-face offerings.

    Price: $235 (Certification is an additional $150)

    Registration and more information: 

    https://www.interpnet.com/nai/nai/_events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=VCG030721

    https://www.interpnet.com/nai/nai/_events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=VCG022121

    Contact info: Instructor Scott Davidson, Phone: 802-457-2810 /  Email 

    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register


    rites of spring: Maple syrup production in early 20th century ontario

    with Jeremy Robson

    • Open to ALHFAM members only
    • There will be no cost but pre-registration is required. 
    • 7-8pm Eastern
    • Brought to you by the ALHFAM Central Canada region as part of their 2020-2021 Winter Webinar Series. 

    Come learn about maple production and how the First and Second World Wars affected the industry. Learn what products were made and how they could be used at out sites!


    • 26 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 28 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • Frontier Culture Museum, Stauton, Virginia

    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


    Deadline for proposal submission is December 19, 2020

    Download the Call for Proposal Form Here


    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!

    To submit a proposal, please complete the form below. Attachments are welcome. 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!

    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register


    Historic Blacksmithing technique: Steeling Tool faces

    with Sean Stoughton

    • Open to ALHFAM members only
    • There will be no cost but pre-registration is required. 
    • 7-8pm Eastern
    • Brought to you by the ALHFAM Central Canada region as part of their 2020-2021 Winter Webinar Series. 

    In this workshop, presenter Sean Stoughton of the Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum (Kitchener, ON) will demonstrate how to forge tools made from mild steel or wrought iron with hardenable steel faces. This style of tool making has been used by blacksmiths from antiquity to modern day in order to create durable iron tools without requiring large amounts of the more valuable and less forgiving steel needed for hard and sharp tool faces. This workshop will cover creating a wrought iron cross-pein hammer with steel faces on both sides, and if time allows will include replacing the steel blade of an axe head.


    • 18 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 20 Mar 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Join your Midwest region colleagues at the MOMCC 2021 Virtual Spring Conference


    March 18-20, 2021

    Proposals are being accepted through December 30, 2020.

    Submit your proposal today

    • 09 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    Looking Forward . . . The next 50 years

    June 9-11, 2021 / Virtual Annual Meeting and Conference

    If we could gaze into our communal crystal ball, what would we see? What will the future bring for living history, farm and agricultural museums, and how can we begin to prepare for that now? What issues and opportunities has the COVID-19 pandemic underscored and the protests for equity brought to the forefront? What kind of foundation are we building? What best practice methodologies are arising from within our own living history field that are robust, durable, and enduring? What strategies for success are we bringing—or can we borrow—from outside our field to ensure our relevance and sustainability?

    The theme of the 2021 ALHFAM conference is about the future of living history. We can’t predict it. But we can be open to it. We can prepare for it. We can be flexible, adaptable, and resilient to change, as it will inevitably occur. Because 50 years from now, we want to be not just surviving but thriving. We want to be essential  to how people see themselves, their communities, and their world. And we can start today!

    More  information coming soon!

    • 23 Jun 2022
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Jun 2022
    • (EDT)
    • Tacoma, Washington


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