Welcome to the June 2021 Quarterly Features issue of VAN. Use this link to access the full June 2021 issue. As a reminder, if you missed the 2021 Virtual Conference, or if you want to watch some of the paper and poster presentations again, the links are only available until June 22 on the VAF conference website. This issue of VAN has a recap of the awards that were announced at the conference—congratulations to all the awardees. Also included is the VAF President’s Column packed with information about ongoing projects and the state of the organization. Because this is our quarterly features issue, there are two articles from the field including a mysterious find in Augusta County, Virginia and the documentation of a disappearing industrial resource in Whitehall, New York, three board member profiles, and additions to our ever-growing VAF bibliography. There are also three updates from members and a field school announcement.
This issue is also my last as the VAN Editor. It has been my privilege to serve the VAF membership since 2014. I have learned so much about our incredible organization and the wonderful people who are a part of VAF. I truly appreciate all the contributions, encouragement, and support over the years as the digital newsletter has evolved and grown. In the July issue, Marisa Gomez will take over as the VAN Editor. She and her VAN team bring incredible creativity and energy and I can’t wait to see how VAN continues to evolve. Hope you enjoy this issue and keep all those wonderful contributions coming!
Christine R. Henry