Annual Meeting & Conference Baton Rouge

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October 14, 2015 - 5:00 pm CFP Deadline

March 7, 2016 update:

The meeting will take place at the Wyndham Garden Suites, 6080 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Some rooms have two queens and a sofa bed, living space and bath, others have one king size bed with a sofa bed in the living space. All rooms come with breakfast. Cost of each room is $107/suite including tax.  For reservations call (225) 293-1199 or e-mail

The full registration fee for ALHFAM members is $400 and $450 for non-members. Registrations received after May 15 will be $450 and $500, respectively.   When registration materials are available they will be posted on the ALHFAM website.

Transportation from the Baton Rouge airport will be provided. If you fly into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, you must arrange your own transportation to Baton Rouge. Shuttles to Baton Rouge and
rental cars are available.  For shuttles contact or call 225-333-8167.

Sponsorship opportunities at various levels are available; information will be forthcoming.

There will be pre-conference field trips, workshops, and our annual Helping Hands volunteer day. Details, including cost, will be available soon, as will the full program and schedule.

Once detailed information is posted to the website members will be notified via the ALHFAM-L, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Martha Katz-Hyman
ALHFAM Communications Manager

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2016 Annual Meeting & Conference Baton Rouge, LA - Call For Papers
Commemoration, Preservation, and Education:
“The Things That We Do”

Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum
Baton Rouge, Louisiana ~ June 12 through 16, 2016

Since the beginning Louisiana has been different from the rest of the United States and to this day Louisianans perceive themselves as unique. And why not? We are the only state whose law is based upon the Napoleonic Code, which has parishes instead of counties, police juries, levee boards, and where the French language is freely spoken. We were first settled by the French and Spanish, then came the Germans, Acadians, English, Scots and the Islenos. Later the Americans, Hungarians, Irish, and Italians came to settle here. Thousands of African slaves were brought into Louisiana as early as 1710. All of these cultures melted together to create a unique people. Louisiana is truly a place of cultural diversity. On behalf of Louisiana State University and its Rural Life Museum, we are delighted to invite you to Baton Rouge for the 2016 Association of Living History, Farms, and Agricultural Museum’s Annual Conference. “Commemoration, Preservation, Education” is a catch-phrase that captures the essence of the mission of ALHFAM as well our individual museums. These are the things we do as museum professionals every day. This Conference will bring together directors, curators, interpreters, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in the commemoration, education, and preservation of our past.

At our 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference, ALHFAM invites members to discuss these three concepts as they pertain to our individual sites and the museum community as a whole. 

Please send your proposals to the LSU Rural Life Museum, P.O. Box 80498, Baton Rouge, LA. 70898 or email to

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