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VAF New England ~ 2018 Annual Meeting ~ March 24, 2018

  • 24 Mar 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sturbridge, Massachusetts

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VAF-New England Annual Meeting

VERNACULAR AT MID-CENTURY, 1930 - 1970

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fuller Conference Center ~ Old Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge, MA

8:30 - 9:15

REGISTRATION, COFFEE & WELCOME

9:15 – 10:05

Vernacular Building Science at the Gropius House, David Fannon, Northeastern University (20 min)

The House was Demolished: The Role of Cultural Bias in the Loss of Modern American Residential Architecture, Anna Marcum, Tulane University (20 min)

10:05 – 11:15

The Mid-Century Modern Lexington Center Pedestrian Promenade, 1967-1970, Virginia Adams & Gretchen Pineo, Public Archaeology Lab (30 min)

Mid-Century Mormon Modern: Creating a Mormon Cultural Landscape Among the Eastern Establishment, Sam Palfreyman, Boston University (30 min)

11:15 – 12:05

Just Add Water: Midcentury Transformations of the Pondside Vernacular, David Foxe, Epstein Joslin Architects (20 min)

Suburban Design Thinking: Home Builders and House Design in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Elaine B. Stiles, Roger Williams University (20 min)

12:05 – 12:20

VAF-NE Field Trips: 2017 Review & 2018 Preview

12:20 – 12:30

ANNUAL MEETING (VAF Members): President’s Report; Secretary’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; 2017 VAF National Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT); Board Nominations and Vote

12:30 – 1:30

LUNCH ~ Box lunches ($20) will be offered at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Other lunch options are also available at the Museum and in nearby Sturbridge.  Please reserve lunch by March 13!

1:30 – 2:45

David Fried: Mysterious Modernist of the CCC, Devin Colman, Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (30 min)

Lovett's Inn: A Jewelbox of Modern Design Tucked into Franconia Notch, Nicole Benjamin-Ma, VHB (30 min)

2:45 – 3:30

Works-in-Progress ~ Brief presentations of Works-in-Progress from the field

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