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VAF-New England Annual Meeting

  • 28 Mar 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

VAF-New England Annual Meeting


9:10 – 9:20 WELCOME ~ Betsy Cromley, VAF-NE President Pro Tem

9:20 – 10:20 Don Cyr, Acadian Vernacular Architecture

10:20 – 11:00 Laura Driemeyer, “The ‘Block,’ a Three-decker Variant in Berlin, New Hampshire”

11:00 – 11:50 Zach Viollette, Speculative Mill Town Architecture in Augusta, Maine

11:50 – 12:00 2015 VAF-NE Field Trip Preview

12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH: Join in an informal buffet lunch of sandwiches/salads/drinks at the Oliver

*45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions/discussion

*30 minutes with 10 minutes for questions/discussion

*40 minutes with 10 minutes for questions/discussion

12:00 – 12:30 ANNUAL MEETING (VAF-NE Members) ~ President’s Report; Secretary’s Report;

Wight Tavern for $24/person. Other lunch options are also available at the Museum and in nearby Sturbridge.

Treasurer’s Report; 2014 Field Trips; 2014 VAF National Meeting; Board Nominations and Vote.

1:30 – 2:45 Richard E. Greenwood Young Scholar Award Jeffrey Klee, The Career of the Double Parlor in Boston, 1800-1850

*45 minute paper with 15 minutes for questions/discussion

2:45 – 3:30 2016 Annual Meeting: The National Historic Preservation Act at 50!

Please join us in a brainstorming conversation on the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act and its relationship to the study of vernacular architecture. The goal will be to identify themes for the 2016 VAF-NE Annual Meeting.


(1)    Registering in advance is extremely helpful to us.  The deadline to order the buffet lunch is Tuesday, March 24.
(2)    Checks should be payable to “VAF-NE”
(3)    Please mail registration forms and fees to:
VAF-New England
c/o Shantia Anderheggen
390 Biscuit City Road
Kingston, RI 02881-1617
*VAF-NE notifications are sent via E-MAIL only*
VAF Member  $10.00       
Non-Member  $20.00       
Student  $8.00 (please include copy of your ID)
LUNCH  $24.00       
ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION *VAF-New England operates primarily through donated funds and services.  Your additional contribution will help us to continue our program of field trips and annual conference! $           


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