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HISTORY NOTES: Training designed to help museum directors share history

first_imgLatest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel HISTORY NOTES: Training designed to help museum directors share history Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 19, 2016 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemsoncenter_img Next Up“Both of the conferences were beneficial in different areas,” Barley said. “The Alabama Museum Association Conference targeted art museums and history museums and everything in between. The greatest benefit of the conference was connecting with other museums in our state and meeting those who operate and work in those museums.”Barley said those connections are important in knowing where to go for information and support.“We can learn from and build on those associations,” she said. “We have someone to reach out to if issues arise.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “The Pioneer Museum of Alabama hosts several annual events that offer hands-on activities for visitors to the museum,” Barley said. “But I don’t often get to participate in those activities. At the ALFAM meeting, Seth and I got the opportunity to operate a gristmill and to do some blacksmithing.“It was educational for us to experience what is like to actually grind corn in a large mill. And, I now have a greater appreciation for blacksmiths. They make the work look easy but it’s not. Holding a little ‘s’ hook with those big, heavy tongs is hard. Especially, since you have to hold them with the ‘wrong’ hand while you swing the hammer with the ‘right’ hand.”Programming and organizational ideas proved to be value for the directors of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.“We came home with some ideas that we would like to implement, especially those involving adult programming,” Barley said.“We shared information and photographs with other museums and visited Jackson’s Mill, which is a fantastic place. That’s where we got to operate the grist mill.“ What made that an even greater experience, was that it was same mill that Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson operated.”Barley said both conferences were fertile training grounds and the contacts, friendships and experiences will be valuable in the planning and implementation of new program ideas presented.As for now, it’s spring planting time at the museum. Ground has to be broken for the garden, weeds have to hoed around the cabins and plans have to be finalized for the Spring Plantin’ Day in May.“As always, volunteers are welcome,” Barley said. “We have plenty to do and another helping hand is very much appreciated.”Anyone who is interested in volunteering at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, for a day, for special events or year around, is encouraged to call the museum at 334-566-3597 or visit the museum between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Visitors to the PIoneer Museum of Alabama this week were the beneficiaries of the skills learned by director Kari Barley (inset below) after she attended a pair of conferences on improving living history museums. Barrley said the conferences help museums like the one in PIke County to benefit from the experiences and knowledge of similarly focused museums across the region.Pioneer Museum of Alabama director Kari Barley and assistant director Seth Kinard returned Tuesday from a whirlwind training week that extended from Mobile to West Virginia.Their first stop was in Mobile for the annual Alabama Museum Association Conference and then it was on to the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Association for Living History, Farming and Agriculture (ALFAM) at Jackson’s Mill, Weston, West Virginia.Barley said the Alabama Museum Association Conference focuses on all museums where the ALFAM meeting was specific to pioneer and folk life museums. Representatives from the different museums were interested in the living history programs offered at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.“We have a museum that is different from many of the museums in Alabama and lot of interest was shown in the programs that we offer,” Barley said.The ALFAM Southeast Regional Meeting focused on the use of living history techniques in museum programs. Barley said she and Kinard were interested in knowing more about the different techniques that could enhance the pioneer museum’s programs. You Might Like Training designed to help museum directors share history Pioneer Museum of Alabama director Kari Barley and assistant director Seth Kinard returned Tuesday from a whirlwind training week that… read more By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more