The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) awarded museum accreditation to Living History Farms. Through a rigorous process of self-assessment and review by their peers, Living History Farms demonstrated it meets museum standards and best practices. AAM’s review also affirmed Living History Farms as an educational entity that is also an appropriate steward of the collections and resources we hold in the public trust.
Of the nation’s estimated 33,000 museums, only 3 percent or 1,069 are currently accredited. As the ultimate mark of distinction in the museum field, accreditation signifies excellence and credibility to the entire museum community, to governments and outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.