SCA Encouraged to Join ALHFAM

At the recent SCA Board of Directors meeting, it was suggested that the SCA become a member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums. ALHFAM is an organization "that serves those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums and outdoor museums of history and folklore."

Founded in 1970, the organization also encourages individual membership and offers such benefits as networking opportunities, job postings and discussion lists. According to the website, its stated goals are:

  • encourage research, publication, and training in historic agricultural practices.
  • facilitate the exchange of agricultural information and items
  • develop a genetic pool of endangered agricultural plants and animals
  • sponsor scholarly symposium and publications dealing with agricultural history
  • accredit living history farms and agricultural museums
  • foster in present and future generations an appreciation and understanding of the ideas and ideals which have contributed to the greatness of American agriculture.

Thanks to Fianna for the information posted to the Meridies list.