Society of Architectural Historians - Marion Dean Ross Chapter Conference

A message from the Marion Dean Ross/Pacfic Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians:

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The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter is an affiliated regional chapter of the international Society of Architectural Historians, whose home office is in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The regional chapter encompasses the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, USA and the province of British Columbia, Canada. 

We are a small congenial group of people from diverse professional backgrounds who enjoy an interest in architecture. We believe the built environment reflects the culture of our region and we value its contribution to our quality of life.

Our mission is:

* To support and further the objectives of the international Society of Architectural Historians;
* To hold meetings for the study and discussion of historically significant architectural sites in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere;
* To increase awareness and knowledge of the region's architectural heritage and of the history of architecture worldwide

SAH MDR conference - Save the Date - May 18-20, 2018

 Astoria-Megler Bridge. Photo: Marion Dean Ross, 1966

Astoria-Megler Bridge. Photo: Marion Dean Ross, 1966

Astoria! The date and location for the annual conference of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians has been set!  The conference will be held in Astoria, Oregon, May 18-20, 2018. 

Our conference committee is working away, planning a stellar conference, as you can imagine it would be in such a wonderful place.  Please mark your calendars.
The Call for Papers will come out next month, in November.  Please consider submitting an abstract. 

The theme will center around Astoria’s traditional maritime history.  It will also focus on the diversity of people who settled in Astoria over time and made it their home through the traditions they brought with them, the traditions they forged once arriving in Clatsop County, and of course, the resulting architecture.  As usual, papers are also encouraged that reflect other themes relevant to the chapter’s mission.

We hope to see you in Astoria!
Diana
Diana J Painter
President, Marion Dean Ross chapter
of the Society of Architectural Hstorians
Email:  dianajpainter@gmail.com
Tel:  707-763- 6500