Katie Boardman Honored by the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums


Kathryn (Katie) Boardman, Adjunct Instructor for the Cooperstown Graduate Program, received the highest honor bestowed by the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the organization’s annual June conference. The John T. Schlebecker Award was instituted in 1988 to honor Dr. John T. Schlebecker of the Smithsonian Institution. He was a driving force behind the development of ALHFAM and agricultural museums and sites in the United States and throughout the world. The Award recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and development of the organization and to the services that its members receive. ALHFAM is an organization of international professionals who work with public events and museums of all kinds including historic sites and houses, parks, and open air and maritime museums that educate, refresh and inspire the public through living history methods or presentations on farming and rural life. Boardman is an ALHFAM Past President and has organized and presented sessions at regional and international meetings. She is currently the editor of the organization’s quarterly journal and monthly electronic newsletter.