Conference: Annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) Chapter, June 16-18, 2017
Venue: Wentworth Villa, Victoria, British Columbia
Organizers: Society of Architectural Historians, Marion Dean Ross Chapter, Martin Segger and Hal Kaman, Victoria, conference leads. Conference committee: Phillip Mead, Idaho; Liz Carter, Bernadette Niederer, Diana Painter, and Dave Pinyard, Oregon; and Amada D.R. Clark, Phil Gruen, and Mimi Sherdan, Washington.
Conference Theme: This year’s conference theme is Commemorations. According to the National Park Service, a commemorative property is important not for association with the event or person it memorializes, but for the significance it has acquired after its creation through age, tradition, or symbolic value. Please join us in Victoria, B.C., June 16-18, 2017, to celebrate commemorations, especially the Canada 150 celebrations (1867-2017), the 100th anniversary of the US National Park System (2016), the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (2016), and the Parks Canada’s Centennial (2011). We will also be recognizing Victoria’s Centennial (1962) by reflecting on the on-going significance of Victoria’s 1965 Centennial Square.
Conference Activities: Conference activities include Friday afternoon tours of Old Town and Chinatown, and a reception at the University of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery. Our conference papers will be presented Saturday morning, with an annual business meeting a lunchtime. More tours follow on Saturday afternoon, with our annual banquet at the Union Club that evening. Sunday morning includes a boat tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Gorge Waterway. See http://www.sahmdr.org/conference.html to view the preliminary program and for further information. The final program, with paper topics, will be available the end of April. Registration will be open at that time.