Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums
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 – Living History Museum – Indianapolis, Indiana
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.
Caesar’s Creek Pioneer Village – Waynesville, Ohio<
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.
Joslyn Art Museum – Omaha, Nebraska
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 MillerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s experience in the West of the 1830s. JoslynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Western American collection also includes paintings and sculpture by George Catlin, Frederic Remington, and William Robinson Leigh.
Museum of the Mountain Man
As the oldest Historical Society in the State of Wyoming, the Sublette County Historical Society was originally established in 1935 for the preservation of historic sites of the fur trade and rendezvous, marking of settler graves and trails and to collect all records, documents and items pertaining to the historical background of Sublette County. Todayâ€™s SCHS is the parent organization for the Museum of the Mountain Man, a facility that presents a visual and interpretive experience into the era of the mountain man, the Plains Indian, the Oregon Trail and the developments of this region. It sponsors programs, living history events and workshops for both children and adults to further explore Wyoming settlement history.
Lundy’s Lane Historical Museum – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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.
Museum of the Fur Trade – Chadron, Nebraska
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 museumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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.