New England Regional Conference: The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) Linking our Past to a Sustainable Future

Saturday, March 15, 2014 to Sunday, March 16, 2014
Time: Saturday, 8AM-6PM; Sunday, 9AM-1PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Special Event
Location: Farm Barn
Fee: postmarked before March 3: ALHFAM Member $125 ALHFAM non-member: $155; postmarked after March 3 +$20

About ALHFAM: The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) shares practical knowledge and skills among those who makehistory relevant to contemporary lives. We draw
strength from our diverse network of members, sharing experience, research, and passion for participatory learning.

Historic preservation is inherently a sustainable practice”

Detailed schedule and workshop descriptions 

Friday, March 14

6:00-8:00 pm Opening reception at The Holiday Inn Express

Saturday, March 15

8:00am-4:00pm Registration: Shelburne Farms -Farm Barn
9:00-10:30  Keynote Address: Susie Marchand, Rachel Cadwallader-Staub
“Relating Agriculture to Education”
10:45- 12:15 Learn to Hew a Beam
It’s in the Bag
10:45-11:30 Making Two Blades of Grass Grow Where One Grew Before: Progressive Farmers and the Idea of Agricultural Sustainability 
11:30am-12:15 Sustaining an Historic Foodways Program with the Resources You Have
12:15-1:15  Lunch and Regional Business Meeting
1:30-3:15  Finding William Lewis
1:30-2:15 Raising and Maintaining Heritage Sheep
2:15- 3:00 Join the Flock!
3:30-5:15 Sheep Butchering; Shelburne Farms’ Collections Tour; Historic Barns Tour
7:00 pm Dinner at Lake-View House Restaurant

Sunday, March 16, 2014

9:00-10:15  Grass to Cheese
9:00-9:45 From Sustenance to Relevance Reinterpreting the Role of the Museum in Regional Foodways and Agricultural Landscapes
9:45- 10:30  “But it is not over yet!!!” the 38th Voyage of the Last Wooden Whaleship
10:30-12:00 Sweet Maple!
10:30-11:15 Sounding Yankee
11:15-12:00 Wearing original garments: When to When not to, and Why I Do
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:30 Shelburne Museum Tour

Registration Details: 

Registration required.  For information contact Rhys Simmons at Old Sturbridge Village at


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