VAF-NE Annual Meetings


VAF-NE Annual Meeting 2013

VAF-NE meets March 16 at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.
Annual meeting schedule and registration 2013

 "...make it neer the Culler of Chelmsford meeting-house":  Painted Surfaces on Early New England Houses of Worship
Peter Benes

A Duxbury Joiner’s Shop
Michael Burrey

What can and can’t be said:  Civil Rights and African-American History in the New New South
Dell Upton

Assessing the Cultural Significance of Stone Piles
Timothy Ives

Defining New England House Types, Part 3
Claire Dempsey


VAF-NE Annual Meeting 2012

VAF-NE meets March 31, 2012 at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.
Annual meeting schedule and registration 

Chain of Tools: Supply Chains, Lumber, and Vernacular Communities in Northern California, 1850-1930
Jim Buckley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Interpreting the Shakers: Opening the Villages to the Public, 1955-1965
Will Moore, Boston University

A New North Shore House Type
Sean Maher

'Tenement Canyons': Methods for Managing the Data on a Common Building Type
Zachary Violette, Boston University

VAF 2011 - Jamaica Report
Kate Matison, Katherine Matison Consulting

Defining New England House Types
Claire Dempsey, Boston University


VAF-NE Annual Meeting 2011

VAF-NE meets April 2, 2011 at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA.
Annual meeting schedule and registration

Architectural Remains of the 1607-1608 Popham Colony on the Kennebec River in Maine
Jeffrey Brain, Peabody Essex Museum

Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-Century New England
Briann Greenfield, Central Connecticut State University

A Study of 18th-19th century Powder Houses and Their Construction on the North Shore
William Finch, Independent Consultant

Within the Means of All: American Consumer Culture and the Rise of the Residential Funeral Home, 1915 – 1965
Dean Lampros, Boston University

The Food Axis
Betsy Cromley, Northeastern University

Understanding Massachusetts House Types
Claire Dempsey, Boston University


VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2010

Early New England Buildings: Reflections on the Field
Robert Blair St. George, University of Pennsylvania

The Framed Houses of Northern New England: An Archaeologist's View
Emerson "Tad" Baker, Salem State College

The Broad Chamfer School: Understanding the Client-Craftsman Relationship in Early 18th Century Guilford, Connecticut
James Sexton, Architectural Historian

Recent Observations of Late First Period Construction Details in the Connecticut River Valley
William Flynt, Historic Deerfield

Sources for Reconstructing the Built Environment in the Connecticut Valley
Kevin Sweeney, Amherst College

First Period Buildings in Eastern Massachusetts: Research in Progress
Anne Grady, Preservation Consultant

ROUNDTABLE: Framing the Study of Early New England Architecture

VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2009

Building Order on Beacon Hill
Jeff Klee, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Picturing Freedom: Pedro Tovookan Parris' Autobiographical Landscapes
Martha McNamara, Wellesley College

Marshall Street, Watertown, MA: A Charles Brigham Showroom
David Russo, Independent Reseacher

Architecture and the Reproduction of Privilege: A Cultural Landscape Approach to the Children’s Cottage at the Breakers
Abigail Van Slyck, Connecticut College

Gendered Landscapes in Turn-of-the-Century San Francisco
Jessica Sewell, Boston University

Invisible Property: the Clothes Closet as Architectural Space
Elizabeth Cromley, Northeastern University


VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2008

Preservation and Profit: Wallace Nutting and the Chain of Colonial Houses
Tom Denenberg, Portland Museum of Art

Norman Isham: Rhode Island’s Early Preservation Architect
Arnold Robinson, Newport Collaborative Architects

The Architect as Historian: Restoration Architecture of Joseph Everett Chandler
Tim Orwig, Boston University

Displaying American Decorative Arts: George Francis Dow’s Period Rooms in International Context
Kathleen Curran, Trinity College

Antiquarians and Economics: The Invention of Cushing’s Island
Sara Butler, Roger Wiliams College

Panel Discussion with Speakers
Moderator: Pieter Roos, Newport Restoration Foundation


VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2007

Finding Meaning in New England Churches: Researching Temples of Grace: The Material Transformation of Connecticut’s Churches, 1790-1840
Gretchen Buggeln, Valparaiso University

Exhuming Old Ship: New Evidence for Original Features at the Hingham Meetinghouse
Brian Powell, Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

Forum: The Orientation of Houses in the Village of Deerfield: Archeological and Documentary Evidence of Change in the Eighteenth Century
Robert Paynter, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Where We Lived: An Experiment in Accessible History
Jack Larkin, Old Sturbridge Village

The Building Frame Trade in Coastal New Hampshire
James Garvin, New Hampshire Division of Historic Resources


VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2006

How the English Farmhouse Was Redesigned in British North America
Cary Carson, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

God is in the Details: The Transformation of Ecclesiastical Architecture in Early 19th Century America
Carl Lounsbury, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Invitation to Vernacular Architecture: Why We Said What We Said
Elizabeth Cromley, Northeastern University

Collaboration in the Packaging of Boston and New England: The Encyclopedia of New England and The Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston
Keith Morgan, Boston University

Report from the VAF Annual Meeting: Tucson Overview
Elizabeth Cromley, Northeastern University

Forum: Learning from the Coburn House
Claire Dempsey, Boston University


VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2005

A Socioarchitectural Study of Seventeenth-Century Connecticut Valley Probate Inventories
Kevin M. Sweeney, Amherst College

Archaeological Insights on the Spencer-Peirce-Little House, Newbury, Massachusetts"
Mary C. Beaudry, Boston University

City Architect and Rural Builder: the Collaboration of Richard Upjohn and George Stearns in Brattleboro, Vermont, 1853-55
J. Ritchie Garrison, University of Delaware

Report from the VAF Annual Meeting: Pennsylvania Overview
Abby VanSlyck, Holly Izard, and Elaine Stiles

Forum: Protocols for Dendrochronology
Willie Graham, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


 VAF-NE Winter Meeting 2004

Landscape, People, and Architecture of the New England Tobacco Fields
James F. O’Gorman, Wellesley College

'To Create an Old-Fashioned Garden': Archaeological Perspectives on the Restoration of Newport’s Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House
James C. Garman, Salve Regina University

Architecture in Early Maine: The View from the Chadbourne Archaeology Site (ca. 1643-1690)
Emerson Woods Baker II, Salem State College

Report from the VAF Annual Meeting St. Pierre and Michelon: An Overview
Myron O. Stachiw, Roger Williams University

Graffiti in the Candia, NH, Schoolhouse at Old Sturbridge Village: The Identification of a Regional Vernacular Symbol
J. Edward Hood, Old Sturbridge Village

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