A Shared Heritage:
Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac
May 2-5, 2018

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VAF Potomac 2018 Conference Schedule

Conference Headquarters:
Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria
901 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

All events are at Crowne Plaza Hotel unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, May 2nd - Opening Reception & Event

8:30 am - 4:00 pm Board Meeting, Kennedy Room

12:30 pm - 6:00 pm Registration Table Open, Roosevelt Foyer

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm Arrive at Alexandria City Marina for Potomac River Boat Trip 
105 North Union St. (0.7 mile,15 minute walk from hotel)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Potomac River Boat Trip to Mount Vernon on the “Cherry Blossom”

Opening Reception with Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres and Cocktails during Cruise

6:00 pm Bus to Mount Vernon for Late Arrivals

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Opening Event at Mount Vernon
Presentation of Simpson Presenters Fellowships and Ambassador Awards
Opening Keynote – Thomas Reinhart, Director of Architecture, George Washington’s Mount Vernon

9:30 pm – 10:00 pm Buses back to Crowne Plaza

Thursday, May 3rd - Maryland Bus Tours

7:00 am – 9:00 am Registration Table Open, Roosevelt Foyer

6:45 am – 7:45 am Continental Breakfast for Bus Tour Registrants, Presidential Ballroom

8:00 am – 9:00 pm Tour 1:  Upper Western Shore
Buses Depart from Crowne Plaza

Lunch at former Rosenwald School in Galesville

Dinner at Bostwick House in Bladensburg

8:00 am – 10:15 pm Tour 2:  Lower Western Shore 
Buses Depart from Crowne Plaza

Lunch in Living Building at Hard Bargain Farm

Dinner at Sotterley Plantation in St. Mary’s County

Friday, May 4th - Old Town Alexandria Walking Tours (self-guided)

Breakfast on your own

8:00 am – 10:00 am Registration Table Open, Roosevelt Foyer

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning Walking Tour (Register for Tour 1 or Tour 2)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Afternoon Walking Tour (Register for Tour 1 or Tour 2)
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Reception and VAF Awards Event
Lloyd House
220 North Washington Street
Presentation of VAF Cummings, Buchanan, Bishir, and Advocacy Awards

Dinner on your own

Saturday, May 5th - Paper Sessions, Book Exhibits, and Banquet

7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Table Open, Roosevelt Foyer

6:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast, Presidential Ballroom

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Book Exhibits, Roosevelt East

8:00 am – 9:30 am Paper Session I

Architecture and Memory, Kennedy
Religious Landscapes, Roosevelt West
Potomac Watershed, Madison North

10:00 am-11:30 am Paper Session II

Field Notes, Kennedy
Vernacular Architecture and the Politics of Culture, Roosevelt West
African American Landscapes, Madison North
Community Building, Madison South

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (on your own)

Pick Up Optional Box Lunch Preorders, Roosevelt Foyer

12:00 pm -12:30 pm Roundtable with Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative, Kennedy
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Paper Session III

Housing, Kennedy
Continuing role of Folklore Research in Vernacular Architecture Scholarship, Roosevelt West
Invented/Constructed Landscapes, Madison North
Architecture and Identity, Madison South

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Paper Session IV

Issues in Vernacular Architecture Studies, Kennedy
Vacationland: Vacation, Recreation, and Leisure Settings, Roosevelt West
Erasure in the Urban Vernacular Landscape, Madison North

4:30 – 5:30 Buildings & Landscapes Editorial Meeting, Roosevelt West

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Annual Meeting Banquet & Dancing, Presidential Ballroom

VAF Annual Meeting
Presentation of Glassie Award
Music and Dancing with the Bumper Jacksons

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