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ALHFAM 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference Fellowships

Each year the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) offers fellowships to assist those wishing to attend the annual meeting and conference, usually held in June. The application for fellowships to attend this year's annual meeting in Tahlequah, OK, June 1-5, 2018, is now available.

Fellowships are awarded to individual members who have not previously received a fellowship, and those who have not attended an ALHFAM annual conference are especially encouraged to apply.

Last Call: Register for Spring Historic Preservation Classes

Last Call for Spring 2018 Historic Preservation Classes!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities spring continuing education classes begin next week. Come join the fun as we learn about how to better advocate for and preserve the historic fabric of our built environment to create stronger, more vibrant communities.

This program is provided in partnership with the New Jersey Historic Trust


Seeking Participants for OAH 2019 Panel on Work and Environment in Resource Extraction Towns

We are seeking one to two panelists as well as a chair/commentator for a 2019 OAH panel examining the experiences of workers in company towns and resource extraction towns.  In keeping with this year’s conference theme of “The Work of Freedom,” this panel will explore what freedom meant to the employers and laborers in hinterland resource extraction communities.  How and why did employers attempt to limit workers’ freedoms in industrial communities?  How did employers’ desire to restrict working-class autonomy shape the built and physical environments of resource extraction communities?  Ho