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ALHFAM is the museum organization for those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums, outdoor museums of history and folklife and those museums - large and small - that use "living history" programming. Website includes Living History Links, a list of more than 80 international sites.
Conner Prairie, is an AAM accredited open-air living history museum located in Fishers, Indiana. It serves as a local, regional and national center for research and education about the lives, times, attitudes and values of early 19th-century settlers in the Old Northwest Territory, based upon the Indiana experience. Conner Prairie features a modern Museum Center, special facilities, and five historic areas: the 1836 village of Prairietown, the 1823 William and Elizabeth Conner Home, the PastPort Discovera Area, 1816 Lenape Camp and our newest area, 1886 Liberty Corner. The museum and historic areas are set on a 210 acre site featuring wooded areas and orchards along the White River in central Indiana.
A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of a deeper understanding of the history of Southwestern Ohio Frontier during its settlement from 1793-1812. Through obtaining, restoring, and preserving a generous collection of original log cabins, the Village works to help to ensure that Ohio's heritage is intact for future generations.
The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the North American fur trade and is located three miles east of Chadron, Nebraska, on U. S. Highway 20.Joslyn is noted especially for its collection of art of the American West and is world-renowned for its collection of works by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose watercolors and prints document his 1832-34 journey to the Missouri River frontier with the German naturalist, Prince Maximilian of Wied. A second significant body of work, watercolors and paintings by Alfred Jacob Miller, portrays Miller’s experience in the West of the 1830s. Joslyn’s Western American collection also includes paintings and sculpture by George Catlin, Frederic Remington, and William Robinson Leigh.
The Main Floor Gallery features displays on Native Canadians, including a collection of lithic points, pioneer life and settlement, the War of 1812, with emphasis on the Battle of Lundy's Lane, including tunics, buttons, and cross belt plates; the Fenian Raid of 1866; early tourism and an early telephone switchboard. The Second Floor Gallery provides a setting for a Victorian parlor and an early kitchen, children's toys and a selection of Niagara Falls art and souvenir china from the Museum's extensive collection.
The museum is dedicted to preserving the rich history of the North American fur trade and is located three miles east of Chadron, Nebraska, on U. S. Highway 20.Combining an outstanding collection and scholarship to interpret the story of the fur trade, the non-profit museum’s three galleries discuss the fur trade from early colonial days to the present century. The exhibits trace the everyday lives of British, French, and Spanish traders, voyageurs, mountain men, professional buffalo hunters, and typical Plains and Woodland Indians.
Museum of Western Expansion - St. Louis, Missouri Web Exhibit!
In the 1820's and 1830's, fashion dictated in Europe and the United States the felt hat trend. The hats were created using the waterproof and soft under fur of the beaver pelt. Hatters purchased 100,000 pelts a year and the trappers or mountain men received $6.00 to $9.00 per pelt. The beaver was also used for castoreum, a musk used for a perfume base. This online exhibit discusses the lure and the life of the American Mountain man on the Museum's website.
Be sure to go there in person to experience Lewis & Clark's Great Journey West at the Odyssey Theatre! Enjoy the feature films on the first American-made World Odyssey ULTRA 70 wide screen projection system with a four-story-high screen and THX sound. The result is the ultimate visual experience and breathtaking entertainment.