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Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums

2013 Annual Meeting and Conference

ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference 2013

ALHFAM Annual Meeting and Conference 2013

Bringing it all to the Table


Come to Hale.
Last year, we went to Texas. This June, we want you all to come to Hale. Hale Farm & Village, that is, a museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society and northeast Ohios premier outdoor living history museum. Located in the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and part-way between Cleveland and Akron, Hale Farm & Village is proud to be the host site for the 2013 ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference. Hale Farm & Village interprets American life in northeast Ohio through its 19 th century agricultural and foodways programs, historic architecture, fine and decorative arts and transportation exhibits, and early American craft and trade demonstrations. About 60,000 people visit Hale Farm & Village annually, including 25,000 youth who experience a variety of curriculum based and enrichment programs. Northeast Ohio is an area with at least a dozen colleges and universities, with hundreds of arts and cultural institutions that reflect the rich history and diversity of the region. For the last three years, the conference committee - Elmer Schulz, Program Chair; Judi Sheridan, Local Arrangements Chair; Siegfried Buerling, Honorary Chair, and I have been working with many partners throughout the region including the University of Akron, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the Countyside Conservancy, and many others to develop a conference that is educational, enlightening, and enjoyable for the entire ALHFAMily. The theme of this years conference, Bringing It All to the Table: Feed Your Mind, Feed Your Body, looks at the increasing need for museums and historic sites to develop strategic partnerships with other museums, universities, corporations, and our communities to remain relevant and vital. The theme speaks directly to the opportunity for places like Hale Farm & Village to respond to a growing public desire for fresh, locally grown foods, as well as food of a different sort knowledge. Museum professionals must be entrepreneurial about the business of history to succeed - to take risks, and be open to strategic partnerships that will allow us to achieve common goals. Taken literally, the conference features a multitude of sessions that explore the foodways of the last three centuries in America. The need for all of us to remain fresh, current, and relevant may appear to be at odds in some ways with our core missions to preserve and interpret the past. This conference respects the past and the knowledge of living history experts with presentations that encourage us to maintain integrity in our programs and remain true to our missions as we move forward. By Bringing It All to the Table, the conference we present offers ALHFAMers a smorgasbord of choices and opportunities to discover the region, acquire practical skills and knowledge, and become acquainted with like-minded colleagues. On behalf of the 2013 ALHFAM Conference Committee, the staff of Hale Farm & Village, and the Western Reserve Historical Society, we invite you to gather around our table for a conference that we believe will be a feast for the mind, body and spirit. Kelly Falcone Conference Chair
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Hale Farm & Village


A museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society

Hosted by

Conference Venue and Lodging

www.halefarm.org

Conference lodging will be in the Spicer Hall dormitory on campus. Opened in 2010, it is an air-conditioned hall for up to 450 residents in shared-single and double occupancy rooms. Each room style has its own in-suite bathroom. Free parking is available at the Spicer/ Exchange lot. There are also several hotels in the area for those with a car who prefer other accommodations.

www.uakron.edu

Your ALHFAM 2013 Conference Committee:


Siegfried Buerling, Honorary Conference Chair Kelly Falcone-Hall, Conference Chair Elmer Schulz, Program Coordinator Judith Sheridan, Local Arrangements Coordinator Dr. Debra Reid, Proceedings Editor Terry Sheridan, Advertising and Sponsorship Coordinator Jason Klein, Vendors Coordinator Margaret Roulett, Publication Coordinator Lisa Leaman and Catherine Sterle, Coordinators of Hale Farm & Village visit Andy Baker, Coordinator of Lake Metroparks Farmpark visit
The conference planning committee thanks our host institution, Hale Farm & Village, as well as our sponsors, supporters and advertisers for their generous support in cash and in kind. Most of all we thank the ALHFAM membership for sharing their time and talents to make this conference program possible.

Partners and Sponsors


Akron/Summit County Convention & Visitors Bureau American Furniture Collectors of the Western Reserve Historical Society Citizens of Hale Farm & Village Countryside Conservancy Cuyahoga County Soldiers & Sailors Monument Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Historic Kirtland James A. Garfield National Historic Site Kent State University Museum Lake Metroparks Farmpark LSU Rural Life Museum Midwest Open Air Museums Coordinating Council
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Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Summa Western Reserve Hospital Summit County Historical Society Western Reserve Historical Society

Individuals
Ashley Ford Kelly Falcone Elmer Schulz Judi & Terry Sheridan Robert Warren & Family

Many thanks to our program advertisers

Lodging Check-In
The University of Akron Staff will manage the Lodging and Dorm Room Check-In desk 24 hours a day, from Wednesday, June 12 to Wednesday, June 19, in the atrium of Spicer Hall at the University of Akron, 379 Vine Street in Akron, Ohio.

Conference Registration
ALHFAM Conference Registration table will open at Spicer Hall: Thursday, June 13 from 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm and Friday, June 14 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Refer to specific conference day headings for exact table hours and locations.

Friday, June 14, 2013 Professional Development Workshops & Outings


Space is limited, reservations on a first-come basis. 7:00 am: Breakfast - A continental breakfast will be provided in the atrium of Spicer Hall at UA. 8:00 am: Buses leave from in front of Spicer Hall for Professional Development Workshops & Outings that do not take place on the campus of the University of Akron. Lunch is on your own unless otherwise noted. All workshop and outing participants will return to campus by 5:00 pm. Countryside Initiative Farm Tours
Full Day Tour $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 20 people. In 1999 the Countryside Initiative was launched in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to prevent the disappearance of the rural character of the valley by rehabilitating a number of 19th century farmsteads. Eleven farms are now operating under long term leases (60 years) as serious 21st century businesses with a public engagement responsibility as well. This tour visits four Initiative farms three diversified crop-livestock farms in full operation, and one farm being repurposed as the administrative and programming hub for the entire network of farmers, markets, and education activities that make up the Countryside Initiative. Darwin Kelsey and Tracy Emrich, Countryside Conservancy; Darlene Kelbach, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Heralding the Common Man: Preservation of Vernacular Architecture in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Full Day Tour $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 20 people. This bus tour travels the length of CVNP, looking at the collection of historic structures preserved by the park. All are homes or structures associated with ordinary people of the early 19th century. Many of them are used by the parks farming partner agency, Countryside Conservancy. The park service is charged with protecting cultural resources for future generations, and participants can learn why and how the park service is dealing with the issues of this historic collection. Through the eyes of these common folks, we can view the historic events and trends that enveloped them. Rebecca Jones Macko, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH.

Kent State University Museum & TechStyle Lab: Elements of Collection Management
Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 20 people. Costume is one of the most intriguing elements of any living history or fashion museum experience for visitors. At the same time it is one of the most complex in terms of care, exhibition and re-creation. This workshop will introduce elements of Collection Management with specific reference to costume. Kevin Wolfgang of the TechStyle Lab will present technology to reproduce historic textiles for interpreters to wear. Gallery tours will demonstrate exhibition techniques and issues related to the display of costume. Jean Druesedow, Joanne Fenn, Kevin Wolfgang, and Sara Hume, Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH.
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Friday, June 14, 2013 Professional Development Workshops & Outings Continued
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Brewery, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial
Full Day Tour $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 24 people. Your visit will start with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Clevelands lakefront. The I. M. Pei designed building was opened in 1995 and features 150,000 square feet of space in 7 floors. Fifty five thousand feet is exhibition space with both permanent and changing exhibits. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum is dedicated to the living heritage of rock and roll music. It is an economic engine that annually creates $107,000,000.00. Ninety percent of visitors are from outside the Cleveland area. An introduction by museum staff will start the visit and allow free time to see the museum. A short distance away is the Great Lakes Brewing Company founded in 1988 at the first microbrewery in Ohio. The brewery is known for several award winning brews such as Dortmunder Gold, Elliott Ness Amber Lager, Burning River Pale Ale and Commodore Perry IPA, and its annual sellout Christmas Ale. Owner Pat Conway will be our keynote speaker on Saturday. This popular restaurant will be the site for a lunch on your own. The last stop for the day will be the Cuyahoga County Soldiers & Sailors Monument. Its prominent architecture and placement on the Public Square since 1894 honors the countys 9,000 veterans. Recently gloriously rehabilitated with original colors and new lighting, it is the largest Civil War monument in Ohio. It has a 125 foot column topped by the Goddess of Freedom and the esplanade features four larger than life bronze groupings. Tim Daley, curator, executive director, will be a presenter at the conference with the full story.

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens: Through the Seiberlings Eyes/The Road to Sustainability and the Summit County Historical Society
Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 20 people. This full day pre-conference workshop/tour provides a two-part presentation at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens which went through a restoration of the estates eight major feature gardens, the recreation of the Conservatory and rehabilitation of the Greenhouse complex. The visit will include a tour focusing on the restoration work and the estates architecture, including a time for a self-guided tour of the Hall and grounds. Later Linda Conrad and Sean Joyce will discuss steps for sustainability. After lunch participants will travel by bus to visit the Summit County Historical Society. Here participants will tour the Perkins Stone Mansion, home of Akrons founding family and the John Brown House, home of the internationally recognized abolitionist. Executive Director, Leianne Neff-Heppner will lead the tour and a small group discussion highlighting the societys various local initiatives as well as related details involved in managing and operating the site. Linda Conrad, Sean Joyce, and Mark Gilles, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Akron, OH; Leianne NeffHeppner, Summit County Historical Society, Akron, OH.
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Friday, June 14, 2013 Professional Development Workshops & Outings Continued
University of Akron Workshops in Spicer Residence Hall Farm Education: Food for Thought
Agriculture Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25. No Participant Max. This workshop will allow participants to discover exciting, hands on ways to incorporate agricultural education on Living History Farms and Museums with kid tested, easy to use activities from PROJECT SEASONS, and a collection of teaching tools developed by educators at Shelburne Farms. Well focus on how ALHFAM members can adapt these ideas to best fit their site by developing programs that connect students to agriculture and foster awareness of where their food comes from. Susie Marchand and Rachel Cadwallader-Staub, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT.

Serving It Up Online: Digitizing Historic Collections for Online Access


Conservation/Collections Skills Set Morning Workshop $15. No Participant Max. Is your organization considering a digitization project and youre not sure where to start? The workshop will cover digitization best practices, selecting materials for digitization, online access options, possible funding sources, and digital preservation tips. Participants will come away from the workshop with a broad knowledge of the components of a digitization project, as well as general plans for a digital project. Participants should come prepared to share what types of collections they are considering for digitization. Jillian Carney, Lily Birkhimer, and Carla Zikursh, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.

A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Present: Step into My World - Introductory First Person: Best Practices
Education/Interpretation Skills Set Morning Workshop $15. No Participant Max. With rapidly changing technology face to face communication is disappearing. First person characters dont use texting or email that make up the majority of the way we communicate to each other. Current technology has programmed us to receive information differently. This session will examine those changes, the basics of good communication and first person. Participants will see interpretive demonstrations, ask questions and learn how to tweak and adjust first person presentations to fir their particular site. Mike Follin, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH; Richard Pawling, History Alive! Sinking Spring, PA; Tom Kelleher, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and Ron Carnegie, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.

Solid Foundation: Build Your Own Split Drawers


Domestic Skills Set Afternoon Workshop $15. No Participant Max. What better way to start developing a period correct look than to have a strong foundation. In this workshop, participants will create a pattern specific to them, cut the pattern and start piecing together one of the foundation garments needed to portray the mid to late 19th-century. All materials are provided. Kristyn Watts, Arkansas State Parks & Arkansas Living History Association, Powhatan, AR.

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Friday, June 14, 2013 Professional Development Workshops & Outings Continued
Workshops at Lake Metroparks Farmpark Draft Horse Workshop
Agriculture Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 20 people. Get ready for the plowing contest! This workshop provides two levels of hands-on instruction in the management of draft horses: one for beginners and one for those with driving experience. Beginners will learn the basics of care, grooming and harnessing and then learn ground driving and wagon driving. Advanced drivers will go over harnessing, driving and then advance to field work from plowing and cultivating tot the use of more complicated machinery. Rick LeMaster and Anne DiLillo of Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH; Jonathan Kuester, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, IL; Larry Miller, El Capitan Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA.

Bringing a Cow into the Kitchen


Agriculture Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 20 people. This full day workshop will provide participants with practical knowledge on cow and calf handling, behavior, health care, husbandry and milking technique. The goal is to enable beginners to feel comfortable with a dairy program and also help intermediates and experienced boviphiles fine-tune their skills. Participants will be able to work with several breeds of cows and discuss public hands-on dairy activities. Barbara Corson, VMD, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Harrisburg, PA.

Workshops at Hale Farm & Village Collections, Preservation and Registration Professional Interest Group: Helping Hands Project
Conservation/Collections Skills Set Full Day Workshop - FREE, transportation included. Participant Max: 10 people. In its second year, the Helping Hands Project is a new initiative developed by members of the Collections, Preservation, Registration PIG that seeks to help one living history site with a collections-related problem in each of the communities that sponsors the ALHFAM Annual Meeting. The site selected for this years Helping Hands Project is the 1830s Jonathan Goldsmith House at Hale Farm & Village in Bath, OH. Participants will work with Historical Society curators to complete a much needed object inventory of furnishings exhibited in the house. The Jonathan Goldsmith House was built for the William Peck Robinson family around 1830 in Willoughby, Ohio. The house was donated to Hale Farm in 1972 by the late Mrs. Paul Roesch in memory of her late husband. The Goldsmith House is a grand _______ room home, most accurately described as a classical revival style home in that it features elements of both Federal and Greek Revival styles of architecture. The building is named after the illustrious Western Reserve builder and architect Jonathan Goldsmith known for his elaborate carvings and the quality of his construction. Today, the Goldsmith House stands as the finest, most luxurious house in the Village. The initial restoration of the house was completed in 1985, with the interior designed to reflect the styles and tastes of the upper middle class in the Western Reserve during the early 19th century. Dean Zimmerman and Danielle Peck, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH.
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Friday, June 14, 2013 Professional Development Workshops & Outings Continued
Workshops at Hale Farm & Village A Paste for Every Occasion
Domestic Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 8 people. This workshop is an exploration of 18th-century pastry-making. Participants will prepare sweet and savory short crusts, puff pastry and a raised pie crust, as well as a variety of other pastry receipts. The making of pastry was a culinary craft that all 18th-century cooks needed. Come learn or polish your skills. Mya Sangster, Rosemary Kovac and Kathryn Tanaka, Fort York National Historic Site, Toronto, Canada; and Amy Scott, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto, Canada.

Glassblowing Workshop
Historic Trades Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 6 people. This full-day workshop at Hale Farm & Village immerses participants in the opportunity to explore the tools and techniques of glassblowing. Learn the basic skills of gathering glass, shaping it with tools and adding basic color. Mike Zelenka, Hale Farm & Village, Bath, OH.

Blacksmith Workshop
Historic Trades Skills Set Half Day Workshop $15, transportation included. Participant Max: 4 people. This half-day workshop at Hale Farm &Village explores the role of the blacksmith in the development of early Ohio communities. The workshop includes an in depth look at the shop, tools and forging techniques. Learn some of the skills and techniques used to manage the shop and forge items, such as tools, utensils and hardware. Marty Reisig, Hale Farm & Village, Bath, OH.

Hands-On Pottery: Handles Through the Ages


Historic Trades Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 8 people. This full day pre-conference workshop on site at Hale Farm & Village will focus on increasing material culture knowledge in the interest of historical accuracy in museum settings. With pots, in "bringing it all to the table", a handle can be a great help! This workshop explores variations in handles from early 17th century, through the 18th century and to the end of the 19th century. In the process attendees will learn clay-working skills involved in making handles, including working on the potters wheel. Both practicing potters and absolute beginners are welcome! Mary Farrell, Westmore Pottery, Seagrove NC; Mike Fox, Old Salem Museums & Gardens, WinstonSalem, NC; and Caty Petersilge, Hale Farm & Village, Bath, OH.

Chocolate & Valentines


Domestic Skills Set Full Day Workshop $25, transportation included. Participant Max: 12 people. In this program, we will demonstrate 18th-century chocolate making from roasting and shelling cocoa beans, to grilling beans on a stone metate to create chocolate. This chocolate is then utilized in our cooking program to make drinking chocolate and chocolate ice cream. The second half of our presentation will focus on the development of a First Person character from your area to enhance a similar program. Victoria Belisle and Ryan Beckman, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.
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Friday, June 14, 2013 Dinner and Entertainment


Newcomers Reception at 6:00 pm
The University of Akron Student Union Pre-Function Lounge

Opening Soiree: Salted, Smoked, & Pickled at 6:00 pm


At The University of Akron Student Union Ballroom Sponsored by MOMCC

Are you new to the ALHFAMily? Or is this your first international ALHFAM Meeting? Then the ALHFAM Board of Directors Cordially invites you to join them for refreshments and casual conversation! Please, for first-timers only

The conference officially kicks off with hors doeuvres, regional delicacies, and a cash bar with musical entertainment by the Akron Steel Drum Trio. Youre invited to bring a culinary delicacy from your own region to share! Hospitality Suite available starting at 10:00 pm University of Akron Student Spicer Hall Student Lounge Come and enjoy some after-hours socializing, music-playing, singing, and merriment. Everyone is welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provided, but in limited amounts. Feel free to bring beer or wine of your choice.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference Sessions


7:00 am to 6:00 pm: Registration Table Open at the University of Akron Student Union 7:00 am: Breakfast - A hot breakfast will be provided in the Ballroom of UA Student Union 8:30 am: Conference Opening & Keynote Speaker - in the Ballroom of UA Student Union 10:00 am: Morning Break

2013 Keynote Speaker: Patrick Conway, Jr., Co-Owner of Great Lakes Brewery
The 25 year old brewery's mission is to be "the premier craft brewery in the Great Lakes region". The brewery produces 100,000 barrels annually and distributes to 13 states and Washington, DC. Patrick has been involved with Hale Farm & Village for 5 years in a project called "the pint size farm". The farm which covers 1/2 acre grows produce for the brewery's restaurant in downtown Cleveland. The company is very interested in sustainability and using locally grown foods. It was recently named one of the Top Workplaces in the area by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Working with his alma mater, the University of Chicago, he has recently recreated a brew from a recipe on a 4,000 year old Sumerian clay tablet. Special clay fermentation vessels (gakkuls) were created and yeast from barley bread were used when customs officials would not allow yeast samples from a Lebanese brewery to be exported. You can read all about this by going to the website www.greatlakesbrewery.com.

LeRoy Historical Society


invites you to visit the "Birthplace of Jell-O", the Museum Shop for all things Jell-O and Rough on Rats T-shirts
www.jellogallery.org 585-768-7433 LeRoy Historical Society 23 East Main Street LeRoy, New York 14482 Only five miles south of Exit 47 New York State Thruway Five minutes from Genesee Country Museum & Village 30 minutes from Rochester Less than an hour east of Niagara Falls and Buffalo
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 10:30 am at UA Student Union
Creating Tours That Deliver the Goods
Administration/Management Skills Set Many museums use guided tours and yet according to current research, typical tours at living history sites, historic houses and history museums leave over one-half of their visitors unsatisfied. This 90 minute session focuses on creating engaging and satisfying experiences that can lead to creating positive personal connections between visitors and museums. This presentation will introduce key elements of a successful tour, discuss how these elements relate to your particular site and consider strategies for implementing fundamentals. Dale Jones, Making History Connections, Glenwood, MD and Mike Follin, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.

Artifacts in Action: Maximizing Opportunity & Managing Risk When Using Collections
Conservation/Collections Skills Set Restoring artifacts to operating condition offers opportunities for creating new, exciting and informative visitor experiences, as well as new discoveries about the object itself. However the act of operating an artifact brings considerable risk to both the object and operator. This session will use case studies from three popular classes of use artifacts musical instruments, motor vehicles and farm machinery. The session examines the risks and rewards, ethical and financial considerations, useful approaches to selecting and restoring working objects, and explores the creation of mission statements for artifacts to help define and direct appropriate use. Moderator: Lynne Belluscio, LeRoy Historical Society, LeRoy, NY. Panel Members: Jim McCabe, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI; Martha Katz Hyman, Yorktown Victory Center, Newport News, VA; Cliff Jones, South Dumfries Historical Society, St. George, Ontario, Canada; and Derek Moore, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH.

Curators-on-Call
50+ years of museum experience at your service for collection inventory,
Men's 19th Century Clothing Construction from the Inside Out
Domestic Skills Set Clothing in the first half of the 19th century was constructed with different techniques and agendas than what we wear today. This session offers the opportunity to closely examine a number of original men's garments from private collections and learn how to make your reproductions look like garments of the past and not costumes. In this session well examine shirts, vests, trousers and stocks dating from the late 18th century to the 1860s. Tom Shaw, The Clothing Bureau, Minneapolis, MN; Erica Mason Osen, Hudson Allen Studio, Bruce Township, MI; and Tom Vance, TSEV Historic Consulting, Charleston, IL.

cataloging, research, relocation or computerization projects.

Ron Kley & Jane Radcliffe Museum Research Associates


13 Spring Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347 207-395-4837 regispeople@juno.com
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 10:30 am at UA Student Union
Agriculture in the Western Reserve
Agriculture Skills Set This session will provide a brief overview of the evolution of agriculture in the Western Reserve from the pioneer days to the present. The history of Lake County will provide a model for the impact of the natural resources, the effect of Lake Erie and the growth of the Cleveland market on the nature of agricultural evolution in the region. Andy Baker, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

A For-Profit Foodways Program in a Non-Profit World


Domestic Skills Set For many living history museums, a foodways program can be an incredible teaching tool for their audience. Food is a universal language which engages all the senses in a lasting and tangible way. Learn how the George Ranch Historical Park has expanded their foodways program. Explore the ins and outs of working with modern health code standards and discuss the issues related to authentic experiences and mass cooking. Nick Castelberg and Krystal Willeby, George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond, TX.

Gypsies: From Mumbai to Mason City


Research Skills Set This program allows participants to experience the history of the Romani [Gypsy] and their depiction in media and open air-museums. This session will focus on the sudden interest in the Gypsy people and their true culture as presented by a Romani. Ciuin Ferrin, Ushers Ferry Historic Village, Cedar Rapids, IA.

Toward A Greater Understanding: Interpreting the Indians of North America


Education/Interpretation Skills Set The goal of this session is to bring about a greater understanding of cultural sensitivity as it relates to program development and the interpretation of the Indians of North America. As museum professionals we need to be more aware of our audiences and sympathetic to those whom we see every day. We will discuss many facets of this subject and share ideas of this important issue. Del Taylor, Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, Ontario, Canada.

Looking for Eliza: Using Genealogical Data for First Person Interpretation
Research Skills Set First Person portrayals of well-known historic figures are assisted by published biographies, collections of letters and diaries. But what about portraying an ordinary person? Where can you find the information that makes a person come alive? Using a mixture of public records, memoirs, photos, family stories, and contemporary information, a fully formed character can be created. This presentation will explain the practices of research and line of investigation to develop realistic and period appropriate multifactorial characters. Eileen Hook, Talbott & Company Heritage Goods, Sacramento, CA.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 11:15 am at UA Student Union
The Myaamia Project: Advancing the Revitalization of the Miami Tribes Language
Research Skills Set Created in 2001, the Myaamia Project is a tribal initiative located within Miami University to advance the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma's language and cultural revitalization efforts. This presentation seeks to raise the general awareness among local history organizations about tribally specific initiatives regarding language and cultural revitalization, and more specifically about culturally specific foodways among the Myaamia. George Ironstrack, Myaamia Project at Miami University, Oxford, OH.

The Sincerest Form of Flattery


Domestic Skills Set By the mid-18th century, English explorers, traders and collectors were sailing the world. They returned with many exotic and intriguing items from their travels, including a taste for various foreign foods. This presentation will explore some of the common imitations from the 18th Century English household and cookbooks. This presence demonstrates how palates became accustomed to new food experiences and people adapted domestic products to satisfy them. Clarissa Dillon, PAST MASTERS in Early American Domestic Arts, Haverford, PA.

Navigating Field Trips: Feeding the Minds of Students?


Education/Interpretation Skills Set How can we help teachers justify field trips to our sites? This session will focus on obstacles that are keeping schools from visiting our museums. Educator and Program Director Glenna Hoff will offer suggestions for developing programs that make the most of a site and its exhibits. This session will also explore activities that integrate science and math into history and social studies and reveal that the Content Standards arent so difficult after all. Glenna Hoff, Campus Martius & Ohio River Museums, Marietta, OH.

Dont Throw the Baby Out With the Dishwater: The True Potential of First Person Interpretation
Education/Interpretation Skills Set Join Ron in an honest discussion regarding some of the pitfalls and shortcomings of First Person Interpretation. The session will discuss some of the inherent weaknesses and uncompromising challenges of this stylish technique which is too often misunderstood and mishandled. The session will examine best practices and consider some practical ideas to counter its inherent weaknesses and move beyond its limitations to discover its full potential as a medium to make meaningful connections with your museums resources. Ron Carnegie, Williamsburg, VA. Colonial Williamsburg,

The Historic Farmyard: A Living Connection to the Past


Agriculture Skills Set Farm animals have a built-in capacity to touch and reach a wider audience than any other exhibit on a historic property. Endangered breeds of livestock and poultry provide a living connection to the past enlightening us about the needs, interests, skills, and values of the people who preceded us. This presentation discusses historic and rare breeds, creating cultural connections with visitors and income streams from services and products related to those animals. Jeannette Beranger, American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Pittsboro, NC.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference Sessions Continued
12:00 noon: Lunch - A hot buffet will be provided in the Ballroom of UA Student Union. 1:00 pm: Plenary Speaker - Thomas Vince Ohio's Western Reserve: Yankee Imprint in New Connecticut Tom Vince has been Archivist and Historian at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson since 1996, a private school that dates to 1826 and whose campus is a classic Greek Revival group. Tom also served for many years as Executive Director of the Hudson Library and Historical Society where he was responsible for acquiring and promoting its celebrated John Brown collection. Tom has won the NSDAR medal for local history, and was elected Hudson's Citizen of the Year both in 2009 and 2012. He is steeped in the history of the Western Reserve area of Ohio and delights in sharing it with others which he regularly does on Hudson CableTV where he has been the historical commentator for the past 16 years.

90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:00 pm at UA Student Union


At the Ready: Interpreting the Battle of Gettysburgs 150th Anniversary Through the Spirit of a Bugler
Research Skills Set Twelve days after the ALHFAM 2013 Conference citizens of the world will descend on the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to celebrate and experience the past. They will come to recreate war and attempt to understand what happened there. Using the letters of bugler Oliver Willcox Norton the audience will examine not only the perspective of one who experienced the pain and glory of battle firsthand but examine our current efforts at interpreting the past. Richard Pawling, History Alive! Sinking Spring, PA.

The Countryside Initiative


Agriculture Skills Set The Countryside Initiative is an innovative and ambitious program launched in 1999 to rehabilitate and revitalize deteriorated old farms still surviving within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Initiative farms are expected to operate as profitable 21st century businesses while participating in strong public engagement and education programs. These farms are part of the growing movement to rescale, reorganize, and relocalize Americas increasingly unsustainable food system. Darwin Kelsey, Countryside Conservancy; Tracy Emrick, Countryside Conservancy; and Darlene Kelbach, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Thanksgiving: Pilgrim to Pioneer


Domestic Skills Set Thanksgiving wasnt always the huge event it is today. In this session, we will examine the difference between the stories and food of Thanksgiving that we have been told about and what really occurred. We will also examine where our Thanksgiving traditions really come from, the role holiday foods play in keeping traditions and memories alive and discuss whether these customs and rituals face extinction. Kathleen Wall, Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA and Sarah S. Uthoff, Trundlebed Tales, Iowa City, IA.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:00 pm at UA Student Union
Education/Interpretation Skills Set This workshop provides insight into the development, packaging and implementation of outreach programming. We will show you the benefits of this type of program to not only provide additional revenues for your site, but how it to provide an opportunity to promote your site for additional visitation. Dean will discuss the multi-state program developed over a ten year period called History Hitting the Road. Christina will discuss the evolution of Farmpark outreach programs to respond to the changing economy and needs of the school population with the Barnyard Goes to School and other programs. Christina Bellas, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH and Dean Hardman, West Virginia University Jacksons Mill Farmstead, Weston, WV.

Taking the Farm to School

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:00 pm at UA Student Union


The Power of Green: How to Save the Planet and Money at Your Organization
Administration/Management Skills Set The mission of the Ohio Environmental Council is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home. The OEC is Ohio's leading advocate for fresh air, clean water, and sustainable land use. Join Keith Dimoff as he compares the common themes between museum institutions and environmental efforts. The session will present an overview of climate change, energy solutions, and practical ways to make museum facilities, infrastructure, and communications green. Keith Dimoff, Columbus, OH. Ohio Environmental Council, Research Skills Set Conservation/Collections Skills Set In 1850, David Mills Pease of Massachusetts settled and established his woodturning mill along Big Creek in the Cascade Valley of northeastern Ohio. He introduced a new style of spindle-turned wooden ware known distinctively in our Western Reserve, Peaseware. Collector, Bernie Jones, will help us understand the significance of these unique antique vessels. NO Photographs or recording devices permitted. Bernard Jones, Hudson, OH.

Captivated: The Silk Cap of Lucy Mack Smith


Domestic Skills Set Thinning hair has been a byproduct of age since the beginning of man. We have created wigs and other false hair substitutes for our lack of follicles. During this session we will examine an entry from The Workwomans Guide for a silk cap alongside an 1844 gouache painting by Sutcliff Maudsley of Lucy Mack Smith, mother of American prophet Joseph Smith. The session will also discuss reproduction techniques of the silk cap. Jaynanne Meads, Provo, UT.

Amish History

Peaseware

The first Ohio Amish migrated from Wayne and Holmes counties to Geauga County in the 1880s, where they established farms and carried on their faith-based traditions. The Amish are a unique sect of Christian separatists, who strive to preserve a simple and self-sufficient lifestyle and to be an example of Christian living by avoiding the trappings of modern life. Join Eli Miller in an in-depth conversation about this distinctive community. Eli Miller, Amish Historian, Mesopotamia, OH.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:45 pm at UA Student Union
The McKinley Years: The Life and Times of William McKinley
Education/Interpretation Skills Set Take a photographic journey into the life of our nation's 25th President. This biographical look at McKinley will chronicle his service during the Civil War, his rise to political prominence, and his tragic death. Christopher Kenney, Director of Education, will explore the wide variety of campaign memorabilia used in the Front Porch Campaign. This program will also examine McKinley's legacy, including his role in creating the Panama Canal and establishing the United States as a world power. Christopher Kenney, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton, OH. Administration/Management Skills Set This presentation concerns the extent of threat to cultural property by theft and other criminal behavior, effective use of various methods to secure and protect cultural property and sites, skills associated with training security and curatorial staff regarding effective observations, as well as appropriate records needed for effective investigation, should a loss occur. In addition, exploring various security technologies that are available will be included in the discussion. John Kleberg, Security Consultants, Columbus, OH. Risk Management

Protecting Cultural Property and Historic Collections

Engaging Audiences through Objects


Exhibits Skills Set We all have iconic objects in our collections but what does that really mean? Do objects have the same meaning to everybody? In this session, staff from the Ohio Historical Society will use the example of the Controversy exhibit series to explore these questions and offer ways to investigate these ideas within your own institution. Discuss how to use your collections and your visitors own perspectives to enhance their experience. Sharon Dean, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.

Wooden Works Clock Industry in the Western Reserve


Research Skills Set The Trumbull County wooden clockworks industry began early in the second decade of the 1800s. The manufacturing and peddling activities of the wooden work clock industry drove the 1820s economic expansion of Trumbull County with over 50 thousand clocks manufactured in the 20-plus years of production. This session will examine previous research together with a current project to utilize 80 surviving dials to create an artifact based interpretation of the industry using methods of industrial archaeology. Chris Klingemier, Burghill, OH.

3:30 pm: Afternoon Refreshment Break - at the UA Student Center Ballroom


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Saturday, June 15, 2013 90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:00 pm at UA Student Union
Women's 19th Century Clothing Construction from the Inside Out
Domestic Skills Set Clothing in the first half of the 19th century was constructed with different techniques and agendas than what we wear today. This session offers the opportunity to closely examine a number of original women's garments from private collections and learn how to make your reproductions look like garments of the past and not costumes. In this session well examine some dresses, quilted petticoats, day caps and other items dating from the 1840s to the 1860s. Tom Vance, TSEV Historic Consulting, Charleston, IL; Erica Mason Osen, Hudson Allen Studio, Bruce Township, MI; and Tom Shaw, The Clothing Bureau, Minneapolis, MN. Conservation/Collections Skills Set Ron and Jane will continuing the freewheeling discussion of collections management and documentation issues that began last year in Texas, They will draw upon their combined 80-plus years of experience as registrars, curators, trustees and consultants/contractors to help answer questions, provide solutions and identify resources for anyone whose collections are less than well preserved, thoroughly documented, and fully adequate to support their institutional mission. Ron Kley and Jane Radcliffe, Museum Research Associates, Hallowell, ME.

Collections Management: Experience On the Table

Dollars & Sense of Retail Sales for Museums & Historic Sites
Administration/Management Skills Set In these tough economic times, every dollar counts as we struggle to keep our sites open. This workshop will cover ideas to increase sales in your sites gift shop. Dont have a gift shop? Dont worry, the session will give your ideas and directions on how to get started bringing in new dollars for your site. Some of the information covered: importance of branding, how to use consignment in your shop, rearranging inventory and much more! Dean Hardman, West Virginia University Jacksons Mill Farmstead, Weston, WV.

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:00 pm at UA Student Union


Museums & Sustainable Agriculture
Agriculture Skills Set So much of what the Living History Museum field already does fits the ideals of sustainable agriculture so, what role can museums play in sustainable agriculture? A goal of Old Sturbridge Village has been to look at different ways we can engage this growing area of interest without compromising our existing program? This session will examine OSV experiences and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating programs based around sustainable agriculture. Rhys Simmons, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.

The Living History Professional


Education/Interpretation Skills Set This session brings all things living history to the table. With tips for both beginning interpreters and seasoned living history professionals, there is something for everyone. The session will highlight basic tips on living history presentations covering some important topics on the business of living history; including how to approach controversial topics; keeping interpretations interactive and engaging; maintaining energy, momentum and passion; working with school groups, children and adolescents; and include professional practices and responsibilities of interpreting history. Anthony Gibbs, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:00 pm at UA Student Union
Cider for the Table
Domestic Skills Set Cider was the premier table beverage in much of early America, quenching the thirst, pleasing the palate, cheering the soul, and fortifying hard-working bodies from breakfast on into the night. It was also the easiest and most common way to preserve apples before low-oxygen refrigeration came along. This session will explore the relatively simple basics of making this once ubiquitous drink, and look at some of the historical background of this queen of the farmhouse table. Tom Kelleher, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.

Welcoming New Immigrants and English Language Learners


Education/Interpretation Skills Set North America has always attracted immigrants and continues to do so today. New immigrants often know little about the history of their new home and are often developing their English language skills. Learn the importance of creating a welcoming and educational atmosphere for these groups, as well as specific techniques that the UCHV has employed in programming for this population. Pamela Trischuk, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Ohio & Erie Canalway: Impacts Past and Present


Education Skills Set As part of the 19th-centurys transportation infrastructure, the Ohio & Erie Canal was among the most successful of Americas canals during the period that canals contributed to the growth of the nation. By creating linkages among regions, it contributed to the development of a national market economy while stimulating community growth locally, regionally and nationally. This session will look at the historic significance of the canal while considering its contemporary role in recreation, tourism and education. Jennie Vasarhelyi, U.S. National Park Service, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:45 pm at UA Student Union
Worldwide Animal Power
Agriculture Skills Set This presentation attempts an update on the animal draft situation, especially with working cattle in France. Issues of marginal land use, choice in life style and economic viability, local breeds promotion and genetic diversity will be discussed. Cozette Kremer will also cover what to do with the lands left idle by European rural demographic hemorrhage, whether stewardship is a useful concept and the role that working animals can play in all this. Cozette Griffin Kremer, Association Internationale des Muses dAgriculture, Paris, France.

One-Room Schools: What's for Lunch?


Domestic Skills Set Many one-room school museums tend towards the general, mishmash or eras and stereotypes. We can do better and the first step is research into concrete examples to help us build up a better picture. Collecting nearly 300 surveys, combined with contemporary articles, government publications, and cookbooks Ms. Uthoff bring to light what students took to lunch in a one-room school and discusses the history and politics that prepared it. Sarah S. Uthoff, Trundlebed Tales, Iowa City, IA.

Using Their Voices: Engaging Cultural Communities in Living History


Research Skills Set In 2007, Heritage Park Historical Village launched two independent and ground breaking projects to provide stronger cultural interpretation using the voices of two specific cultural communities. The Montefiore Institute was an idea brought to Heritage Park by the Jewish Community of Calgary, which raised funds, conducted research, restored a historic Synagogue, and developed programming. As well the Aboriginal Encampment project was created to address a critical missing story in Heritage Park. Ellen Gasser, Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Place Based Learning and Living History


Education/Interpretation Skills Set This presentation illustrates the link between Living History Museums and place based learning. Reflecting on research over the past decade participants will see connections between the historical sites and virtual programs for 21st century learners in the classroom. Model programs from three Living History Museums (Old Sturbridge Village, Plimoth Plantation and Colonial Williamsburg) will be highlighted in the presentation. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of integrated curricular programs in the museum and educational arenas. Theodore Ted D. R. Green, Webster University, Webster Groves, MO.

Museum Theatre: Thats Entertainment! No Thats History!


Education/Interpretation Skills Set Echoes in Time is a remarkable museum theatre experience. It operates with no budget, yet it drives attendance. It uses minimal props, staging and backdrops and is not supported by historical settings or other distractions. Grounded in primary source material, the audience focuses on the spoken dialogue and implicit reactions of the interpreter to connect visitors to the human side of history. Join Mike Follin as he introduces this successful approach to museum theatre. Mike Follin, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.
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Saturday, June 15, 2013 Dinner and Entertainment


Dinner & a Train Ride!
6:00 pm: Buses depart from in front of Spicer Hall 6:10 pm: Dinner on the train followed by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Excursion!

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Excursion


Take a seat and watch it unfold. Meadowland, pinery, marsh, river, ravine and wood. Beaver, fox, deer and owl. Amble through small towns. A working 19th century farm. Miles of smooth Towpath Trail to bike and hike. A fascinating canal museum. Big city shopping and more. There's a wealth of natural and human history in the Valley. A world where time slows, and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is your ticket in.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 Conference Travel Day & Professional Site Visits
7:00 am: Breakfast - A hot breakfast will be provided in the Ballroom of UA Student Union. 8:00 am: Buses leave from in front of the Student Union. 9:00 am to 12:00 noon: Tours - Historic Kirtland, Kirtland, OH; James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor, OH.
Historic Kirtland Historic Kirtland Village is a meticulously restored 19th-century frontier village that tells the story of early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ohio. Attractions at the village include an introductory film, Little Red School House, a country store, a period house, an ashery, a water-powered sawmill and visitors center. James A. Garfield National Historic Site Owned by the National Park Service, Lawnfield is the home of the 20th president of the United States. Garfield lived here with his family from 1876 and conducted his campaign from the property in 1880. The 8-acre property also includes the home, carriage house, barn windmill and more.

12:00 noon: Box Lunches at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH. 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Farmpark site visit, demonstrations and plowing contest
Lake Metroparks Farmpark Spend the afternoon joining in and observing the many activities at Farmpark including in depth sessions for ALHFAM members that focus on the evolution of machinery, livestock, plants and processes. The annual plowing contest will be held during the afternoon, as part of an afternoon of draft horse and antique machinery demonstrations.

45-Minute Professional Development Sessions


Small Grains at 1:15 pm
This session is an introduction for non-farmers to the culture of small grains (wheat, oats, barley, etc.) The processes, tools, and machinery used will be discussed, giving insight into the mysteries of the cradle, binder, and threshing machine. The opportunity to observe Farmparks horse and tractor powered grain equipment is included. Cliff Jones, South Dumfries Historical Society, St. George, ON.

The Art of Sidesaddle Riding at 1:15 pm


This session will explore the history of riding aside from the 1800s through modern times. A particular focus will be to provide general knowledge of sidesaddle styles, disciplines, appropriate attire, and the importance of proper sidesaddle equitation. This preview is intended to inform others of this unique and fascinating style of riding that has experienced somewhat of a revival. Betsy Phillips, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

Horses and Kids at 2:15 pm


This session explores a variety of hands on activities with horses that can be utilized to design a program to educate and inspire children. Attention will be given to program length; comparing a two hour program to a full week- long camp program, age groups, volunteer help needs, program topics and activities. Further enhancement through use of props and costumes will be covered. Susan Townsend, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

Sheep Mania at 2:15 pm


This session allows you to meet many of the wooly heroes (and rogues) of American History, and learn their stories. Get up close and personal with over 20 sheep breeds (many of which are on the ALBC Conservation list). A general discussion on all things sheep will follow, so bring your questions, challenges and successes to share. Ann Petersen and Wendy Vacik, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 Conference Travel Day & Professional Development Workshops
3:00 pm: Plowing Match, Sponsored by MOMCC The Little Red Hen: And How She Crossed the Road at 3:15 pm
Were no cooking show, but we do teach preschoolers how to make a batch of bread dough. Messy, yes, lots of laughs, that too. Learn about how Farmpark programs are correlate to state science, math and social studies standards with a look at our Little Red Hen program. We not only teach lessons in following cooking directions, but we investigate the steps it takes to grow, harvest and process wheat into flour. Christina Bellas, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

Maple Sugaring in the Western Reserve at 3:15 pm


The Western Reserve has a long history has been the center of Ohios maple industry. This session provides an overview of the history of maple sugaring in the Western Reserve and a look at how two local park districts present the past and present maple sugaring to the public. Judy Bradt-Barnhart, Geauga Park District, Chardon, OH; Andy Baker, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

Horses in History at 4:15 pm


This presentation will examine the long and intimate relationship between man and the horse from the very earliest records to the present day. Discover the origins and uses of several breeds of horses as they are exhibited in a variety of disciplines and period attire. Narration along with background music will highlight how these magnificent animals have enhanced the lives of humans throughout history in agriculture, warfare, transportation, sport, competition, and pleasure. Light Horse Brigade, Susan Townsend, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

Dinner and Entertainment


Dinner & Annual ALHFAM Auction
6:30 pm: Dinner at the Ballroom of the UA Student Union, Pasta Buffet 7:30 pm Preview of Auction Items 8:00 pm: Auction Begins, Cash Bar service

Unique, Amazing, Unusual, Bizarre, and Entertaining: Annual ALHFAM Auction


The auction will feature hundreds of interesting items donated by the conference attendees. There will be both silent and live auctions. Bring your cash, check book, or credit cards for an evening of raucous fun and you might even go home with a treasure or two. See the Rough on Rats club meeting, enjoy the famous Jell-O shots, and watch our auctioneer stand on his ear for the 32nd time. (Bring an auction item to benefit ALHFAM, and buy a must-have to take home! Donated auction items accepted at the Registration table Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.)
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Monday, June 17, 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference Sessions


7:00 am to 6:00 pm: Registration Table Open at the UA Student Union 7:00 am: Breakfast - A hot breakfast will be provided in the Ballroom of UA Student Union. 8:30 am: ALHFAM Business Meeting 10:00 am: Morning Refreshment Break - at the Student Union Ballroom

90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 10:30 am at UA Student Union


Keeping It On the Table After Bringing It All to the Table: Collections and Public Access
Conservation/Collections Skills Set The goal of the session is to give curators and non-curators ideas on how to keep the collections they are responsible for safe when on exhibit or use in a historic building. The session will cover the basics of documenting, marking and inventorying collections objects. It will cover practical methods of securing objects while on exhibit. The panel will also give useful information on maintaining environmental control in areas where artifacts are exhibited and stored. Mick Woodcock, Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, AZ; Dawn Bondhus Mueller, Wisconsin Automotive Museum, Hartford, WI; and Deb Arenz, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln, NE.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cows, But Were Afraid to Ask!
Agriculture Skills Set Does your site want to start a dairy program? Does the idea seem overwhelming or have you had trouble in the past? This session will cover the ins and outs of how to run a successful and sustainable dairy program for the long term. Topics of discussion will include how to acquire good cows and heifers, breeding programs, vaccination routines, healthy deliveries, calf rearing and lactation management. Learn what it takes to run and maintain a healthy dairy program from one cow to a dozen. Jonathan Kuester, Schaumburg, IL. Volkening Heritage Farm,

Expanding Your Educational Offerings


Education/Interpretation Skills Set The Creative Learning Factory, the professional development arm of the Ohio Historical Society, will demonstrate ways that history collections can be utilized to provide education opportunities beyond history by focusing on the arts and humanities. Through this session participants will learn to identify collections which educators and students find engaging, learn interdisciplinary skills and methods which compliment historical thinking skills, and learn how the Creative Learning Factory staff have used evaluations to improve instruction. Stacia Kuceyeski, OHS Creative Learning Factory, and Molly Uline-Olmstead, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 10:30 am at UA Student Union
A Place for Trades: Cultural Change in the 21st Century
Historic Trades Skills Set Today the demand for skilled trades people to work in the field of conservation is rapidly outpacing the supply at which they are being brought into the workplace. In the last two decades the awareness of the importance of the conservation of the knowledge and practice of the traditional trades has produced communities like the Timber Framers Guild and the Preservation Trades Network. Whether this represents the beginning of a change in the fabric of our culture is a matter of opinion. This session provides an opportunity to discover whether there is once again a place for trades. Rudy Christian, Christian & Son, Inc., Burbank, OH.

Instruct Them in the Best Manners: Mixing Historic Foodways and 1st Person Interpretation
Education/Interpretation Skills Set Historic cooks spend much of their time comparing and contrasting the food of today with that of the past. This session will cover the basics of how to bring instruction, history, storytelling, and a dash of myth busting, together to create a historic foodways program done in First Person. Topics will include: First Person basics for cooks, developing a story/plot line, key elements of interpretation and types of programming, using stories to entertain and teach, and non-confrontational myth busting. Kimberly Costa, Readington Museums Stanton, NJ.

Turning Online Visitors into Museum Visitors


Publication Skills Set Everyone has a website today, and many museums also have a Facebook page. But does your online presence bring visitors through your doors? Web marketing expert Heidi Glatfelter will spend this session reviewing the techniques you can use to increase your website traffic via search engine optimization, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and more. She will then discuss how to turn your website visitors into actual museum visitors. Heidi Glatfelter, Market Early America Consulting, Timonium, MD.

Administrative/Management Trades Skills Set Leadership is different from management. It is not necessarily top-downin fact, it often does not come from the top. This learned set of skills can be put into practice every day by any museum professional no matter your position or years of experience. This session will cover such basics as leading yourself, managing up, leading teams, and motivating people. Donna Braden, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI.

Leadership at Every Level

A Monument to Service: The Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument


Conservation/Collections Skills Set Dedicated on July 4, 1894, the Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument memorializes its more than 9,000 veterans with inscriptions and larger-than-life battle scenes. Original in its design and symbolical in its nature, it is an extraordinary assembly of sculpture and public art that represents the pinnacle of 19th-century statuary and design. Tim Daley will discuss the monument in detail and the $2 million comprehensive preservation approach, repair and improvements, to sustain its enduring qualities. Timothy Daley, Cuyahoga County Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Cleveland, OH.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 11:15 am at UA Student Union
Silent Voices: Documenting the Enslaved People of the Patton Plantation
Research Skills Set The details of the lives of enslaved populations are often difficult to document. The Patton Probate records provide an example of how unexpected information can be gained from available archival resources to help tell the stories of underrepresented populations. The Patton Plantation, now known as Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site in Brazoria County, Texas, provides glimpses of the lives of nearly 100 individuals through the probate records of plantation owner Columbus Patton from 1856 until after emancipation. Detailed documents include names, familial relationships and medical records of the enslaved individuals and Columbus Pattons domestic relationship with his slave Rachel. Hal Simon, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, TX.

Creating a Regional Experience: Connecting Visitors to the National Heritage Area Online and In the Field
Publication Skills Set In an era of streamlined resources and growing visitor demand, our collective challenge is to find cost-effective, creative ways to package and interpret a regional experience for visitors. In this session we will cover building a collaborative visitor website that uses visitor center data and partner input to extend our knowledge and reach via a regional marketing platform. The panel will also examine interpretive experiences online that lead to in-the-field adventures, including the award-winning program Canalway Questing. Katie Montgomery, Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Independence, OH; and Arrye Rosser, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH.

Beyond Demonstrating: Bringing people to the Work Table


Historic Trades Skills Set It can be a challenge for a museum to become a vital part of the community. At Historic Richmond Town, an ongoing series of evening workshops brings local adults into the process of keeping historic skills alive through teaching the basic skills of hand quilting. Participants return to share in the community around our sewing tables, or join quilt guilds, creating partnerships with local groups. Participants expand awareness of the site, and have become an audience for further programming and a source of volunteers. Learn how to implement workshops that bring your community to your site and create their own living history. Carli DeFillo, Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island, NY.

An 18th-Century Market Gardener


Domestic Skills Set Using the house and gardens of Mathew and Henrietta Miksch, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Salem NC, the session will discuss efforts to unify three previously separate interpretive themes: landscape, craft/trade, and home life. Presenter Chet Tomlinson will explain the Miksch project, the future development of the site, and review its comprehensive effort to provide educational and outreach opportunities for many modern garden issues. Chet Tomlinson, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Winston-Salem NC.

Not if, But When: Preparing a Disaster Plan for Your Organization
Administrative/Management Skills Set Its not a matter of if, but when a disaster will strike at your organization. By having a plan in place, you can mitigate the damage and make your response and recovery a process instead of a panic. During the session, participants will learn about why its important to have a disaster plan, the many parts of a disaster plan, ideas on what to include based on location, and some options for creating and organizing a disaster plan. Maggie Marconi, Sandusky Library Follett House Museum, Sandusky, OH.
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Monday, June 17, 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference Sessions


12:00 noon: Lunch - A hot buffet will be provided in the Ballroom of UA Student Union. 1:00 pm: Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker: Richard Roosenberg


Richard Roosenberg, founder and Executive Director of Tillers International, contributes multifaceted expertise in agricultural history, architectural history, and the history of technology. Having grown Tillers from a single team of oxen and a blacksmith forge in 1980 to an organization with $1,500,000 in assets, Mr. Roosenberg continues to teach classes to living history museum staff, history and industrial arts teachers, home-schooled high school students and their parents, farmers pursuing small-scale agriculture, and international extension workers in Africa and South America (often traveling to their home countries to work with them). Mr. Roosenberg grew up on a Michigan dairy farm. He holds a J.D. from Wayne State University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:00 pm at UA Student Union
Celebrating & Noting Historical Anniversaries
Education/Interpretation Skills Set This presentation uses the 100 hour event at the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum as a case study for how our institution marked the 100th anniversary of the McKinley National Memorial. The seminar includes how we planned, marketed and implemented the event. It also looks at what worked well and what didnt work well. The program provides ideas for any institution wanting to mark a special anniversary. Chris Kenney, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton, OH. Historic Trades Skills Set This session is intended for persons from historical sites that perhaps lack the ability to perform active forge blacksmithing or would like to make their existing program more hands on without putting their participants at risk. The presentation will demonstrate various topics for discussion with visitors to your site related to their age, interest, and experience with blacksmithing. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to try some hands-on activities during the session and may take samples with them. Aaron Deininger, Cincinnati History Museum, Cincinnati, OH. Interpreting African American History Through the Lens of the Present: Three Stories Research Skills Set Interpreting the African American past often gets complicated by the politics and events of the present. The echoes of slavery, segregation and injustice continue to be heard as museums and historic sites wrestle with doing justice to the struggles and strengths of the African American communities they showcase. The three session participants will discuss the challenges as well as the opportunities they have faced in working with contemporary African American communities on interpreting their own pasts. Martha Katz-Hyman, Yorktown Victory Center, Newport News, VA; Nancy Webster, Friends Historical Association, Wallingford, PA; and John Caramia, Coastal Heritage Society, Savannah, GA.

Cold Forge Blacksmithing

Gentleman and Gentlewomen Farmers in the Shadow of the City


Research Skills Set This session will include an overview of model farms developed by entrepreneurs during the late 1800s and early 1900s. These farms transitioned from farms to museums during the twentieth century. Some remain dedicated to agriculture in an educational context. Others have missions unrelated to agricultural history or rural history. The session will include discussions about the transition of the farms to museums, and the ways that farm and agriculture can remain a part of the interpretation. Debra Reid, PhD., Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; Ana Locci, Phd., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; and Andy Baker, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland, OH.

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:00 pm at UA Student Union


Bringing Early 19th Century Brewing to Life in the Genesee Country of New York
Domestic Skills Set Around 1797, the first brewery documented in western New York was established on Seneca Lake, near the Village of Geneva. An 1803 written account of the brewery, malt house and distillery complex provided the documentation for the reconstruction of the Grieves Brewery in 1976 at the Genesee Country Village & Museum. Thirty years later the brewery was brought to life with a new hands-on exhibit and brewing demonstrations. This session provides an overview of brewing, early brewers in the United States, the conversion of the replica brewery into a working brewery, and illustrations of our early 19th-century brewing techniques. Brian Nagel, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY.
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Monday, June 17, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:00 pm at UA Student Union
Teen Volunteers: Recruiting, Supervising & Inspiring the Next Generation
Administrative/Management Skills Set Is your organization looking for new volunteers, connections to the next generation of history professionals and enthusiasts, fresh programming ideas and help with social media? Liz Schultz, museum education and tour coordinator at the Oberlin Heritage Center, will share recruitment strategies and policies useful in working with teens and help you set realistic expectations as you supervise these volunteers. Elizabeth Schultz, Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, OH.

Food for Thought: Interpreting as Teaching


Education/Interpretation Skills Set Good teachers take their students beyond surface knowledge and help them develop a deeper understanding. Good historical interpretation aims for the same goals. Understanding interpretation as teaching can help us plan for visitor experiences and help visitors gain understandings that become the basis for additional learning. Drawing on forty years teaching history and twenty-five years as a volunteer interpreter, this session provides food for thought for interpreters and program managers. Larry Kidder, Howell Lambertville, NJ. Living History Farm,

Gleeson's Store: Canal Visitor Center Exhibits for the 21st Century
Exhibit Skills Set This session explores the 19th century use of a tavern as a local gathering/eating spot and examines how the park service is going to encourage that aura of a social gathering/eating place. Researched and fabricated in 1996, the exhibits at Gleesons Store are beginning to show their age. The park service is re-visiting these exhibits, with a focus on inquiry based learning and evaluation at every step of the exhibit development. Attention will be paid to research, including digging through primary resources to bring to light new stories, re-shaping the way we look at this visitor center. Rebecca Jones Macko, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Brecksville, OH.

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:45 pm at UA Student Union


Staffing a Village: Have I Got a Timeshare Deal for You!
Administrative/Management Skills Set Funding is more of an economic challenge for many historical institutions. The Ohio Historical Society, in reopening the Ohio Village undertook this challenge. OHS created an effective model for revitalizing/staffing/ and interpreting an underused interpretive programming space that was financially viable and staff manageable and yet enriching to all visitors. This session will analyze the timeshare model and strategies used to overcome the challenges of financial viability, volunteer staffing and building of community in the village. Mike Follin, Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH.

As We Brew, So Must We Bake: Collecting and Using Ale Barm


Domestic Skills Set This presentation will feature information on how ale barm was collected, washed and used in baking during the 19th century. Genesee Country Village & Museums 1803 Grieve's Brewery has been operating for the past two years and "as we brew, so must we bake". Subsequently, the discussion will also include our successes and failures as well as describe the process of washing bottom barm and how we use the barm to bake. Pat Mead, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 2:45 pm at UA Student Union
Investing in Interns: Developing an Internship Program for Collections
Administrative/Management Skills Set This session will explore the collaboration between the Athens County Historical Society and Museum and Ohio University to develop a successful internship program that provides students with opportunities for professional development in collections management. Jessica Cyders and Donald Newell, Athens County Historical Society and Museum, Athens, OH.

The Devils Weed: An Overview of Tobacco Production in the Living History Setting
Agriculture Skills Set The cash crop of tobacco has long been a part of American agriculture, but how much do you really know about the plant? This session will present an overview of its history in the Midwest. We will also discuss ways in which this plant can be used in the Living History setting. Various types of tobacco and its by products will be displayed. Rick Musselman, Carriage Hill Farm, Dayton, OH.

3:30 pm: Afternoon Refreshment Break - at the UA Student Center Ballroom

90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:00 pm at UA Student Union


Civil War Ballooning in 3D
Exhibit Skills Set This presentation will include an historical synopsis of civilian and military ballooning from the 1780s through the 1860s with a specific focus on American Civil War reconnaissance ballooning. The main focus of the presentation will be the Intrepid, a functioning replica Civil War balloon and the newest exhibit at GCV&M. The multifaceted exhibit will be discussed in detail, including food, military drill and firearms, and as a finale, a demonstration of hydrogen generation as done at our site! Chris Lynn, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Mumford, NY.

It Ain't Necessarily So: Re-Writing Your Site History Using Original Sources
Research Skills Set Jim and Ann Williams describe the research processes and sources used to re-write the history of an historic site. By researching the family in court minutes, deeds, and wills plus primary family documents at college and state archives, we were able to correct old errors, reveal previously unknown facts and illuminate the details of how the land was settled, developed and cultivated through the years from 1750 to 1860. Jim and Ann Williams, Mecklenburg Historical Association, Charlotte, NC.

Education/Interpretation Skills Set With a population of billions, the Passenger Pigeon was once the most numerous birds in the world. In a remarkable half century, market hunting and habitat destruction drove this entire species to extinction by 1914. Project Passenger Pigeon is a collaboration of more than 140 institutions across the U.S. and Canada which will mark the centenary of this extraordinary event through a wide range of visual, virtual and printed media, interpretive exhibits and programs. In addition to history, the project aims to promote species and habitat conservation, strengthen the relationship between people and nature and foster the sustainable use of natural resources. Kyle Bagnall, Chippewa Nature Center, Midland, MI.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 90-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:00 pm at UA Student Union
What Is a Living History Farm?
Agriculture Skills Set Do we really know what type of historic site a living history farm is? Have we ever? The goal of this session is to identify and define the current approaches to living history farms. Panel members will explore different perspectives, approaches, and manifestations of Living History Farms for the past forty years. A lively discussion follows that begins to define this nebulous expression of living history interpretation. A follow-up conversation will take place at the FARM PIG meeting during the site day at Hale Farm & Village. Moderator: Ed Schultz, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA. Panel Members: Darwin Kelsey, Countryside Conservancy, Peninsula, OH; Jonathan Kuester, Volkening Heritage Farm, Schaumburg, IL; Debra Reid, PhD, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL; Pete Watson, Howell Living History Farm, Lambertville, NJ; and Wayne Randolph, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA.

45-Minute Concurrent Sessions - 4:00 pm at UA Student Union


Re-creation for Recreation: A Community Effort To Save A Piece of History
Historic Trades Skills Set In September 2010 the city of Upper Arlington, Ohio welcomed another tour season with the opening of a brand-new recreation center that involved preserving a piece of the past. This presentation will discuss the communitys efforts to raise money for the project and the combined efforts of the Friends of Ohio Barns and the timber framers guild to reimagine, repurpose and restore for reuse a structure the community will enjoy and appreciate for many years to come. Ric Beck and Dan Troth, Friends of Ohio Barns, Burbank, OH.

The Kitchen Garden in the mid-Nineteenth Century


Domestic Skills Set The Kitchen Garden in the mid-19th century was the main source of vegetable foodstuffs that were grown and consumed in the rural home. Since 1982 The Farmers Museum has grown heirloom vegetables at the Lippitt Farmstead. The vegetables that are cultivated, harvested, and preserved are used in the historic foodways program for interpretation and education. This presentation will discuss general history of the Kitchen Garden, interpretation programing, cooking workshops, Heirloom seeds and vegetables and the Farmer Museum/4-H Heirloom Seed Project. Gwen Miner, The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown, NY.

Engaging New and Repeat Audiences Online and In Person With A Memorable Mascot
Publication Skills Set For the past three years the Bolduc House Museum has been home to a mischievous squirrel named Zuts. To be sure, Zuts feels he is the true owner of the site. He writes a monthly column for our newsletter, has a Facebook page, a Twitter feed and even a birthday club. This presentation will survey the roles and notoriety of museum mascots and describe how ours has served a very important outreach and development role online and in person. Lesley Barker, Genevieve, MO.
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Myths & Realities of the National Register


Administrative/Management Skills Set This presentation will explain the National Register of Historic Places Program. The National Register Criteria will be illustrated using examples of sites in the State of Ohio. Common misunderstandings about what the national Register listing does and does not mean will be addressed. Examples of using the National Register for educational and tourism purposes will be discussed. Barbara Powers, Ohio Historic Preservation Office, OHS, Columbus, OH.

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Burn Us Down! And Well Go Virtual: The Grant County Black History Museum
Publication Skills Set In August 2012 Dr. Baileys graduate oral history class began a project for the Grant County Black History Museum. In mid-October arsonists burned down the Rosenwald School where the museum was located. In order to help keep the GCBHM alive until a building is acquired, the students have designed a website with online exhibits and downloadable education programming. This presentation will share their efforts and learn from others who use online technology. Rebecca Baily, PhD, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY and Connie Taylor, Grant County Black History Museum, Crittenden, KY.

Beyond the Work Table: Craftsmen and the Future of the Past
Historic Trades Skills Set As a practitioner of the traditional craft of heavy timber carpentry or timber-framing, Scott Carlson will draw both pattern and inspiration from his daily work. This session will discuss how local grassroots craftsmen, can be a bridge between the preservation of museum settings and the perpetuation of historical patterns into everyday common life. Museums serve as well-springs of past patterns and methods, as libraries of ideas, as collectors of relics, and as theatres of re-enactment, but perhaps they ought not to be an end unto themselves, but rather a means by which the wisdom of the past can feed the future. Scott Carlson, The Hunstburg, OH. Sweetgrass Joinery Co.,

Bringing the Kids to the Table: Early Parenting of the Past


Education/Interpretation Skills Set Before the days of jumperoos and playpens how did parents of the past keep their little ones safe in domestic settings? To answer this, we need to look at documents, objects and clothing in our collections. The goal is using a timeless issue like this to connect with our visitors. By connecting with contemporary parents about how parents of the past dealt with this issue, it becomes a great point of entry for teaching history. [A follow-up demonstration will be held on the site visit day to Hale Farm & Village.] Alisa Crawford, Windmill Island, Holland, MI; Rebecca Beall, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and Nancy Webster, Friends Historical Association, Wallingford, PA.

Taste-testing The Visitor Experience


Administrative/Management Skills Set When you try out a new recipe, isnt it a good idea to taste the dish before serving it to your guests? Developing a new visitor experience isnt that different. In the visitor studies field, this mid-process check is called formative evaluation. This session will provide a framework for accomplishing this quickly and inexpensively, based upon a study implemented during the development of a technology application for Henry Ford Museums Driving America exhibit. Donna Braden, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI.
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Monday, June 17, 2013 Dinner and Entertainment


Presidential Banquet at Greystone Hall
6:00 pm: Buses depart from Spicer Hall 6:10 pm: Cash Bar 6:30 pm: Dinner Only minutes from the university, magnificent Greystone Hall was built in 1917 by the Freemasons. It was recently purchased by the City of Akron for use as a conference facility. This imposing seven story building will be the venue for our 2013 Presidential Banquet in the spacious two story ballroom. After dinner the Schlebecker Award will be presented and the Muleskinners Hat will be passed to support the Memorial Fellowship Fund. Please wear your period clothing and participate in the Fashion Parade. Historic Costume or Business Casual attire requested.

Entertainment - Ray McNiece


Wearing the legendary pot on his head, Ray brings John Chapman (better known as Johnny Appleseed) to life in a lively and believable presentation. Johnny leads participatory storytelling, songs and movement activities that describe his personal history, his life in pioneer Ohio, the distribution and importance of apples in frontier life and the varieties and usage of apples in our own times. Ray McNiece combines his talents as a poet, author, actor, director and educator to offer a variety of performances and workshops for students of all ages. Rays programs unite poetry and monologues with classics, multicultural works, comedy and audience participation for a lively mix that makes writing come alive from the page to the stage.

9:00 pm: Buses Arrive - at the UA Spicer Hall


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference - Host Site Visit
7:00 am: Breakfast - A hot breakfast will be provided in the Ballroom of UA Student Union 8:00 am: Buses Depart for Hale Farm & Village from the UA Student Union. A limited shuttle service will be offered throughout the day. 9:00 am: Half Day Concurrent Workshops start ALHFAM Vendor Marketplace opens at 9:00 am Attention all vendors, sellers, merchants, retailers, wholesalers, dealers, hawkers, purveyors, traders and peddlers. Welcome to the first annual ALHFAM Vendor Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village from 9:00am to 12:00 noon. If you are an individual or a company that sell goods or services for museums or living history professionals you are invited to set up your table, booth, tent, wagon or shop to hawk your wares. Contact Jason Klein, Hale Farm & Village, for more details at halereservations@wrhs.org.

Half Day Concurrent Workshops & Demonstrations


Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Confection Demonstration
Domestic Skills Set Open Hearth cooks Kimberly Costa and Connie Unangst will provide a hands-on demonstration of candy and confection making during our site visit to Hale Farm. They will prepare items which may include: comfits, fruit pastes, preserved fruits and nuts. Methods of preservations will also be covered. ALHFAM attendees may also have a chance to join in and try their hand at making the confections themselves. Kimberly Costa, Readington Museums, Stanton, NJ; and Connie Unangst, Washingtons Crossing State Park, Wrightstown, PA.

Introduction to Cookstove Cooking


Domestic Skills Set Wood burning cook stoves are used for demonstration in many living history museums. Cooking with the use of wood requires skill; to regulate cooking temperatures the cook must know when to add wood and when to stoke the fire. After this exposition, participants will come away with a basic understanding of wood stoves, common equipment, cleaning and care routines; and basics to get started cooking on them. Pat McMillion, Burritt on the Mountain, Huntsville, AL.

Whoa Means Whoa! Oxen Dilemmas


Agriculture Skills Set Overall, this panel discussion is intended to create a network of people interested in oxen. There are over twenty living history sites that use oxen and many ALHFAM members are interested in them. Yet, very little communication occurs between us. The result is that far too often we make the same mistakes over and over again. The goal of this panel discussion is to formally create a group of ALHFAM members that are interested in oxen. The panel begins this dialog by presenting their viewpoints and experiences on key issues related to oxen followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. An opportunity to meet the ox team at Hale Farm is associated with this session. Moderator: Ed Schultz, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA. Panel Members: Matt Sanbury, Genesee Country Village and Museum, Mumford, NY; Jon Failor, Barrington Living History Farm, Washington, TX; Dave Hruska and Rhys Simmons, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Half Day Concurrent Workshops & Demonstrations
Adventures in Outdoor Cooking
Domestic Skills Set Learn the secrets to outdoor cooking at this hands-on workshop. Outdoor cooking can be trying on the best of days, but learn the secret shortcuts and handy tips that will make you an expert in no time. Nick Castelberg has been cooking outdoors since he was nine and has been cooking professionally in a living history capacity for over ten years at his Chuckwagon recreation site. At this session participants will be walked through a starter dish using Dutch ovens. Participants will walk away from this session with a full belly and useful tips from a life-long outdoor cooking enthusiast. Nick Castelberg, George Ranch Historical Park, Richmond, TX. Domestic/Education/Interpretation Skills Set Are you interpreting period parenting skill at your site? This practicum is a continuation of the principles discussed during the classroom session at the University of Akron on Monday, June 17 on how parents kept their children safe in domestic settings. During this demonstration attendees will experience firsthand how to interpret and make meaningful connects with visitors about these guiding practices and doctrines in a period appropriate kitchen. Alisa Crawford, Windmill Island, Holland, MI; Rebecca Beall, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; and Nancy Webster, Friends Historical Association, Wallingford, PA.

Bringing the Kids to the Table: Early Parenting of the Past II

Dressing Mannequins in Historic Clothing for Exhibition


Domestic Skills Set This lecture/demonstration/hands-on session combines an overview PowerPoint presentation about dressing mannequins for exhibition, a demonstration of dressing an 1870s gown and a hands-on experience for the participants of actual dressing mens and womens outfits (from private collections) on appropriate mannequin forms. An overview handout about producing a historic clothing exhibit included. This workshop is limited to 15 hands-on participants, though more attendees are welcome to be present as onlookers. Colleen Callahan, The Costume & Textile Specialists, Richmond, VA, and Newbold Newbie Richardson, The Costume & Textile Specialists, Alexandria, VA.

Raise the Roof: Introduction to Timber Framing


Historic Trades Skills Set Timber framing is a specialized version of post and beam that is built like furniture, using mortise and tenon joinery, held in place with wooden pegs. Join the representatives from Friends of Ohio Barns for an informal but practical hands-on how-to for both beginners and experienced carpenters who want to try timber framing, learn timber framing basics, principal design methods for strength and beauty, and the practicality of combining traditional and modern tools with time tested methods. This workshop will examine the finer points of timber frame construction, including its aesthetics, benefits of an open floor plan, its longevity and energy efficiency. Rudy Christian, Christian & Son, Inc., Burbank, OH; Scott Carlson, The Sweetgrass Joinery Co. Huntsburg, OH; and Ric Beck and Dan Troth, Friends of the Ohio Barns, Burbank, OH.

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Hair Is What You Make Of It

This session is a continuation of the session presented at the 2012 ALHFAM Conference held at Farmers Branch, Texas. This time, participants need to bring their own hair pieces, pins and curling irons for a hands-on session on 19th-century hairstyles. Tips and techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Contact Kandie Carle for more information on what to bring to get the most of this hair-raising presentation, kandie@kandiecarle.com. Kandie Carle, The Victorian Lady, K&C Enterprises, East Haddam, CT.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Half Day Concurrent Workshops & Demonstrations
11:00 am: ALHFAM Town Ball
Whether you spell it town ball, or townball or call it "base," "round ball," "base ball," or just "ball come on out to the pasture and join the fun as either a participant or a spectator for a high spirited, improvised and unregulated game that is similar to baseball.

12:00 noon: Lunch - boxed lunches provided

Annual Meeting & Conference Sessions


1:00 pm: ALHFAM Town Hall Meeting - Tell ALHFAM What You Need: An Exercise in Evaluating Member Services and Planning for Future Delivery
Please join Debra Reid, the incoming President of ALHFAM during an informal gathering. All conference participants are invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hear the responses about shared subjects of interest. During the gathering Dr. Reid will discuss the skills survey and while that provides a lot of good information, more can be done to identify member needs and the best response to solve them. Attendees should come prepared to explain why they spend their time and money to participate in ALHFAM, and what they think they need to continue to make the investment. Attendees will break into teams based on their specific interest and then will do a SWOT exercise identifying what, in their opinion, relative to their interests, ALHFAM does well, what it doesnt deliver on, what it could do and what it needs to address or risk atrophy. The outcome will be some specific, region-based member needs that can help keep ALHFAM relevant and sustainable!

2:00 pm: ALHFAM Regional Group Meetings


ALHFAM is divided into nine regions in North America to promote wider participation in ALHFAM activities at a local level. ALHFAM's regional representatives in both the United States and Canada coordinate regional meetings and distribute regional newsletters. There are six regions in the USA: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Midwest, Mountain/Plains, and West. There are three regions in Canada: Canada, Atlantic Canada and Western Canada. All conference participants are invited to link up with a region for the latest news and information.

3:00 pm: ALHFAM Professional Interest Groups [PIG] Session I


ALHFAM Professional Interest Groups are an informal gathering of ALHFAM members interested in exploring and sharing information on specific topics and skills. These include, but certainly not limited to, agriculture and farming, conservation and preservation, education and programing, electronic resources and publication, first person initiatives, heirloom plants and seeds, historic foodways, historic machinery, historic trades, textiles and apparel, and replica resources. All conference participants are invited to attend a PIG of their choosing and partake in the conversation. For those individuals who share more than one interest a complementary meeting will follow this initial gathering. Notice: The FARM PIG will be continuing its conversation, What Is a Living History Farm, which was advanced during a 90 minute Panel Discussion on Monday, June 17 at 4:00 pm at the University of Akron. Based on the dialogue of the prior session, this gathering is intended to get a consensus on a working definition of what is a living history farm.

4:00 pm: ALHFAM Professional Interest Groups [PIG] Session II

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Dinner and Entertainment


Farewell Dinner
6:00 pm: Join us for a final farewell for dinner at Hale Farm & Village. Cash bar is available prior to dinner. BLUES BROTHERS TRIBUTE BAND Voted "Most Realistic" Tribute Act three years in a row! One of the hottest tribute bands in the area, Blues Brothers Soul Band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. This band will remind you why Aretha demanded R-E-S-P-E-C-T, why Tina left her good job in the City, why Ray has Georgia on his mind, what the Temptations are talking about and why James Feels Good! Elwood, with his brother Jake fresh out of prison are back with the band. Catch them before the law does!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 ALHFAM Annual Meeting & Conference Adjourns
7:00 am: A continental breakfast will be provided in the atrium of Spicer Hall at UA. Sally Forth - See you next year at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary, AB, Canada!

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Lodging
University of Akron Lodging The official conference lodging will be in the Spicer Hall dormitory in the East Quad. The 5 floor dorm opened in 2010 and is the newest on the campus. The rooms are air conditioned and include wireless internet/Ethernet. There are handicap accessible rooms and the dorm has an elevator. The dorm features a large interior courtyard for gathering outside and spacious lounges on each floor for inside meetings. Free surface parking is available in an adjacent lot. The dorm requires keycard entry for security. Linens, pillow, and towels are provided. No toiletries or soap are provided. Each room has 2 beds and an en suite bathroom. Single rooms are available for $45 per night and double rooms are $35 per night. You must sign up for the dormitory with your registration to reserve a room. Optional Lodging The Quaker Square Inn is at the other end of the campus and at one time was the Quaker Oats storage silos. It now belongs to the University of Akron. A block of rooms has been set aside at the rate of $99.00 per night + taxes. If you decide to stay there you must make your own reservation at 866-599-6674 or 330-253-5970. The address is 135 South Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308. There are many chain motels in the area that can be found by looking on the internet. We encourage you to stay at Spicer Hall to take advantage of the opportunities to interact with the other people attending the conference. Check out the Akron Summit County CVB at www.visitakron-summit.org.

Directions to Spicer Hall at the University of Akron


From the Northwest (Toledo, Bowling Green, Sandusky) Follow I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) to I-77 South. Follow I-77 South to the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1 st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left. From the South (Akron-Canton Regional Airport, Canton, New Philadelphia), taking I-77 Follow I-77 North to the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left. From the West (Barberton), taking I-76 Take I-76 East to I-77 South toward Downtown Akron. Exit I-77 South/I-76 East at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left.

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Directions to Spicer Hall at the University of Akron, Continued


From the East (Kent, Youngstown), taking I-76 Follow I-76 West to the Akron Central Interchange. DO NOT follow the first sign you see for the University of Akron and OH-8. Follow I-76 until it merges with I-77 North. Follow I-77 North to the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left. From the Northeast (Cuyahoga Falls), taking SR-8 Follow SR-8 South to the central interchange. Take I-76 West/I-77 North toward Downtown Akron. Exit I-76 West/I-77 North at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1 st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left. From the Northeast (Erie, Buffalo), taking I-90 Take I-90 West to I-271 South (you will pick up 271 near Cleveland). Take I-271 South to SR-8 South. Follow SR-8 South to the central interchange (merging point of SR-8, I-76, and I-77, located near downtown Akron). Take I-76 West/I-77 North toward Downtown Akron. Exit I-76 West/I-77 North at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit (Exit 22B). Proceed straight through the light at the end of the ramp, and turn right at stop sign onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left. From Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport Take I-71 South from Cleveland. Follow I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) East. Exit at I-77 South. Take I-77 South into Akron (toward Downtown Akron). Exit I-77 South at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1 st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left. From the Southeast (Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus), taking I-71 Take I-71 North to I-76 East. Take I-76 East to I-77 South (toward Downtown Akron). Exit I-77 South/I-76 East at the Grant Street/Wolf Ledges Exit. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Wolf Ledges. Follow Wolf Ledges for about 0.8 miles. Turn right onto Arc Drive. Take the next right onto East Exchange Street. Follow East Exchange for mile. Turn left onto Spicer Street. Take the 1st left onto Vine Street. Parking Lot #10 is on your immediate right. Spicer Residence Hall is on your left.

Transportation
Shuttle Service from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) & Cleveland Hopkins Airport (CLE) A shuttle service has been arranged with Shuttle One Services (SOS). They operate from both airports. If possible fly into Akron-Canton Airport, because it is much closer. Airlines serving CAK are Airtran, Southwest, USAir, Delta and United. Flights arrive from Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Milwaukee, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Tampa and Washington DC. Hopkins has many more flights but is 45 minutes away from the conference site. The shuttle service will try to bundle arrivals to cut the cost of transport. The first person on an Akron-Canton shuttle costs $49.00 one way with each additional person adding only $5.00. Cleveland airport shuttle costs are $75.00 one way with each additional person being $10.00. These prices include all taxes and fees but do not include driver gratuity. The shuttle service is willing to coordinate arrivals and pickups within a reasonable time frame. No one should wait more than 2 hours for pickup. If you wish to use the Shuttle One Services, send your flight information to Terry Sheridan, brownwood@orwell.net or call (440) 685- 4410 as soon as possible. Rental cars are available at both airports.
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ALHFAM Registration Form


Please complete both sides and return with full payment to*: ALHFAM 2013 Conference Hale Farm & Village P. O. Box 296 Bath, Ohio 44210 *To register online, go to www.wrhs.org and click on ALHFAM 2013 Conference Registration. *One form per participant please. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATIONS IS JUNE 1, 2013. Questions? Email us at halereservations@wrhs.org or call us at 1-877-HALEFARM. Name: (as it will appear on your name tag) __________________________________________________ Institution:___________________________________________________________________________ Title: _______________________________________________________________________________ City: __________________ State or Province: _________________ Zip or Postal Code: ___________ Email: _________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________ _____ I am a member of ALHFAM _____ My institution is a member of ALHFAM Guest name(s)_________________________________________________________________________ Is this your first annual ALHFAM conference? _____ Yes _____ No Will you be bringing an item to the ALHFAM Auction? _____ Yes _____ No Do you plan to participate in the Vendor Marketplace on Tuesday, June 18, 2013? ______ Yes ______ No Do you plan to drive or fly to the conference? _____ Drive _____ Fly If flying, I will be flying into (check one): _____ Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) _____ Akron-Canton Regional Airport (CAK) When will you arrive? ___________________________________________________________________ Full Conference Registration* *Includes all meals, sessions, evening events, and site visits Please select ONE registration option: Early Bird _____ ALHFAM Member US $450 _____ Non-Member (includes 1 basic ALHFAM membership) US $480 _____ Guest Registration (includes meals, pm events, site visits) US $350 _____ Daily Registration (includes meals, sessions, site visits) US $150 per day _____Saturday _____Sunday_____ Monday ______Tuesday

After May 15 US $500 US $530 US $375 US $150 per day

University of Akron Accommodations If you plan to stay on campus at the University of Akron, please make those arrangements when you register for the conference. For a description, please refer to page 39 of this program brochure. Double occupancy in a shared suite is US $35 per person per night Single occupancy in a shared suite is US $45 per person per night Please select the following nights and then total below: _____ Wednesday ____Thursday ____Friday ____Saturday ____Sunday ____Monday ____Tuesday Total number of nights @ US $35 = $_____ Total number of nights @ US $45 = $_____ Gender: Male ____ Female ____ Name of roommate / suitemate if applicable _________________________________________________ _____ I will make my own lodging arrangements*
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Professional Development Day: Workshops & Outings Space is limited. Please indicate your first, second, and third choices. Full Day Workshops/Outings ($25 each) _____ Countryside Initiative Farm Tours with Darwin Kelsey _____ Heralding the Common Man: Preservation of Vernacular Architecture in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park _____ Kent State University Museum: Elements of Collection Management and TechStyle Lab _____ Cleveland Rocks: Rock Hall/Great Lakes Brewing Company/Soldiers & Sailors Monument _____ Tour of Akron: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens/Summit County Historical Society/Mollys Cafe _____ Cooking on a Cast Iron Stove _____ A Paste for Every Occasion _____ Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Workshop _____ Hands on Pottery Workshop: Handles Through the Ages at Hale Farm & Village _____ Collections, Preservation and Registration Professional Interest Group: Helping Hands Project (No Fee Required) _____ Farm Education: Food for Thought _____ Chocolates & Valentines _____ Draft Horse Workshop at Lake Metroparks Farmpark _____ Bringing a Cow into the Kitchen at Lake Metroparks Farmpark Half Day Workshops ($15 each) _____ Serving it Up Online: Digitizing Historic Collections for Online Access _____ How to Find Out What Your Site Has to Offer That No One Else Has _____ Solid Foundation: Build Your Own Split Drawers _____ Introduction to First Person Interpretation: Best Practices _____ Hale Farm & Village Blacksmithing Workshop ALHFAM 2013 Conference Polo Shirt (optional) US $16 each ____ Medium _____ Large ______ XL ______ XXL ($18 per shirt) Make Payment* *Please note that your registration will not be processed without payment. _______ Lodging Subtotal (if staying on campus at the University of Akron) _______ Conference Registration Fee Subtotal _______ Professional Workshops Subtotal _______ T-Shirt (optional) _______ TOTAL _____Enclosed is a check made payable to Hale Farm & Village _____Please charge my credit card: _____Visa ____ MC _____ Discover _____ American Express Card Number: ______________________________________ Expiration Date: _______________ CVC #: ______________ Name (as it appears on the card) ________________________ Signature: _________________________________________ Cancellation Policy: Written cancellations will be accepted through May 15, 2013 less a 25% cancellation fee. Due to financial commitments made in advance, no refunds will be made after this date. I have read and acknowledge this cancellation policy: Signature: __________________________________________ Date: ______________________

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