In 2017, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will gather in Lynchburg, Virginia, for our annual conference, October 11-14.
The conference program of plenaries, papers, and tours is set against a backdrop of seasonal color in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within a vibrant architectural landscape rising on the citys hills. The buildings of Lynchburg represent every architectural style from Federal to Mid-Century Modern, and every historical period from the colonial era through the Civil War to contemporary times. There are four historic districts in downtown alone, and a fifth listed for the importance of those who lived there, notably Harlem Renaissance poet and activist Anne Spencer.
The Holiday Inn on Main Street, in the heart of the historic downtown, will be the venue for the paper sessions and addresses. A signature event of the conference will be a private tour and dinner at Thomas Jeffersons Poplar Forest. Conference attendees may select accommodations from blocks of reserved rooms in two downtown hotels, including our conference headquarters at the Holiday Inn. Accommodations must be booked by early September. For more information, visit www.sesah.org.
Registration is now open! Join us in Lynchburg this fall.