ALHFAM seeks papers for presentations, panels or workshops for its 2004 Annual Meeting in Dearborn, Michigan. ALHFAM is an organization of people who bring history to life. ALHFAM enables it members to make history a valuable part of the lives of museum visitors. It achieves this purpose through the exchange and sharing of ideas, information, tools and experiences centered around accurate, active, participatory, object-based historical interpretation. ALHFAM, through its membership, is committed to leading museum interpreters, educators, researchers, administrators, curators and volunteers in these fields: historical agriculture, historical trades and manufacturing, historical clothing and foodways, living history programming, historic site administration, care of collections, and program delivery within the above specialties.
The theme for 2004, "Sustaining History: Valuing Tradition And Sharing Innovation," draws on Henry Ford's interest in history and his tradition of balancing resourcefulness and innovation. At this ALHFAM Annual Meeting, held in the seventy-fifth year of The Henry Ford, we welcome sessions related to the tried-and-true or the fantastically new, and how the concept of sustainability may be interwoven in our programs, institutions, and communities. As such, we encourage sessions considering how our organizations and members can promote practices that rely on more sustainable principles and behavior in a multitude of ways.
Proposals should include a one-page summary of each presentation and a resume for each presenter. Presenters are expected to submit their presentation in written form at the conference. Selected papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings
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