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Caps and Boats and Lead Coffins: The ALHFAM Mid-Atlantic Region Conference in Review (and Photos!)

“I knew by mid-morning on Friday (in the deluge) that this was going to be the Mid-Atlantic ALHFAM conference that all others will be measured against for the next ten years. 345 more words

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Beamish Museum

If I was asked what my favourite museum is I would struggle to answer, but I can guarantee that Beamish would rank highly. A visit to Beamish is an immersive experience. 722 more words

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Is there “ . . . awkwardness in the pretense of the pretend . . . ?”

“How many of us have cringed, if ever so slightly, when we encountered a costumed, overzealous re-enactor performing a historic narrative . . .” –The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums.

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An Anarchist's Guide to Historic House Museums

I just finished reading An Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums. This is not a review. Whether or not you agree with many of the ideas espoused, it is thought-provoking. 968 more words

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"Life in the Slow Lane, Still a Draw for Heritage Fans"

The article Life in the Slow Lane, Still a Draw for Heritage Fans appeared in the New York Times recently (and features a great image of the Frontier Culture Museum). 28 more words

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Romanticizing the Past?

Last week I blogged about my ALHFAM plow match experience and how it allowed me to experience an “artifact” in a new and thought-provoking way. I believe these experiences help museum professionals interpret the past. 585 more words

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