The Plymouth Conference Committee is pleased to invite you to join us May 17-20 for the 2023 Vernacular Architecture Forum. We will be located in beautiful Plymouth, Massachusetts, at Hotel 1620, a short walk from the harbor and the Town’s many memorials and historic buildings. To Native Americans who were members of the Wampanoag Tribe, the site was known as Patuxet. The English settlers who arrived in December of 1620 resided on the lands natives had abandoned during a devastating epidemic a few years earlier. Although they were not called the Pilgrims until the late eighteenth century, their story became part of America’s founding mythology. The real Plymouth is part of a regional habitat shaped by its maritime world, layers of cultural history, and episodes of immigration. Its buildings, monuments, and landscapes offer exceptional opportunities to investigate the past, reflect on continuities and changes, and consider our stewardship of the future. More information may be found at the Conference website. Register early as several tours have limited capacity.