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

    • 04 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online

    The Dressmakers (Virtual) Apprentice

    Details: Virtual apprenticeship to learn to create historic women's clothing post civil war. All supplies included. Application and online interview for finalists required. A progressive apprenticeship in more ways than one, the goal is to teach you to be able to create appropriate clothing for a living history type situation. Then, as you complete projects, you will receive the next part of your "journey" towards a complete outfit.

    Price: Free

    When: Applications due September 4, 2020 by midnight CST

    Registration & more information: https://www.marnajeandavis.com/dressmakersapprentice.html

    Contact infoPhone: 580-623-1974 /  Email: marnadavis@gmail.com


    • 12 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Anatomy of an Antique House

    Details: o Come get a behind the scenes tour of some of our historic houses and learn about the different 19th century construction techniques.

    Price: $50 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 19 Sep 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 20 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Introduction to Blacksmithing

    Details: o This course will teach participants the fundamentals of blacksmithing through hands-on learning. Safety, tools, techniques, materials, terminology, and more will be explored throughout the course of the weekend. Space is limited to 6 participants. Ages 17 and up.

    Price: $100 BNHV Members / $130 General Public

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 03 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Anatomy of an Antique Barn

    Details: Participants will tour a number of local barns and learn about the different 19th century construction techniques.

    Price: $50 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 07 Nov 2020
    • (EST)
    • Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 5400 N Pearl ST #11, Tacoma, WA 98407

    Cider Brewing

    Details: In this informative and entertaining cider class, we will explore the history and alchemy of cider. Students will gain the skills and understanding of how to make their own.
    This class includes great information on cider making basics, fermentation, and varieties of cider. Pre registration required.

    Price: $45

    Registration and more information: Registration opens in August 2020. Check our website for the latest: fortnisqually.org

    Contact infoLane Sample, lanes@tacomaparks.com, 253-4043970 x 5011

    • 07 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Backpack Basket Weaving

    Details: Participants in this course will learn how to weave their own backpack basket. These woven packs are great for transporting materials back and forth.

    Price: $100 BNHV Members; $130 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 14 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Spoon Making

    Details: Get an introduction to the basic carving methodologies, using only hand tools. Using green wood, learn how to properly harvest material and whittle it down to a functional piece. All tools and materials are provided.  Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Price: $75 BNHV Members; $115 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MST)
    • Online

    “Thriving in Changing Times”

    The Virtual Western Region Conference & Meeting 

    November 21, 2020


    Host Site: Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ


    Call for Proposals: Since this conference will be on-line, presenters may do a PowerPoint presentation. A lecture format is acceptable as well. Preference will be given to proposals that are on the conference topic; however, all proposals will be considered.

    • Proposals should be in by September 15.

    Cost: Conference registration is free for ALHFAM members.


    2020 Virtual Western Region Meeting Proposed Schedule (Mountain time): 

    10 to 10:30 am: Welcome and virtual tour of site

                                                                                                

    10:45 to 11:45 am: Session


    12:00 to 1:00 pm: Session

                                                                            

    2:00 to 2:30 pm: Business Meeting 

                                                                                      

    2:45 to 3:45 pm: Session

             

    4:00 to 5:00 pm: Session

    • 12 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
    • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, NY, 14228

    Painted Canvas Floor Cloth

    Details: Participants will be given a canvas that they will learn to paint and take home to decorate any part of their home. Painted canvases were popular floor coverings in the 19th century.

    Price: $70 BNHV Members; $100 General Public 

    Registration and more information: www.bnhv.org

    Contact infoPhone: (716) 689-1440 /  Email: edu@bnhv.org

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


    • 11 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 14 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Archbold, Ohio

    2021 Annual Meeting & Conference

    Looking Forward . . . The Next 50 Years

    June 11-14, 2021
    Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio

    If we could gaze into our communal crystal ball, what would we see? What will the future bring 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 critical to how people see themselves, their communities, and their world. And we can start today!


    Visit the Call for Proposals Page to Submit your Session or Workshop Proposal


    Want more information about the schedule and lodging options?

    Check out the Conference At-A-Glance

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


ALHFAM • P.O. Box 16, Rochdale, MA 01542 - info@alhfam.org

Sitemap   |   Terms 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software