Wow! What a great conference. This passed weekend I attended the Texas Living History Association's first annual conference held in Huntsville at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. It was a great success for the first time out! It started Friday with tours and workshops. I attended "What is Interpretation" presented by Jim Lauderdale. Saturday was busy with sessions on developing living history programs, developing interpretations, costuming and sewing. At the board meeting, yours truly was elected as the communications director! Saturday night everyone dressed up in their favorite period and enjoyed a buffet dinner and auction. The auction raised over $1100.
Sunday was another workshop and more sessions on interpretation and impression development. Hal Simon presented a wonderful session on 19th century mourning customs.
The association is currently in the process of developing a website and membership procedures but in the mean time visit the Facebook page. Picture from the conference can be found here.
Speaking of pictures here is the blue check dress...finally.