The Vernacular Architecture Forum will visit Texas for the first time in 2020 for its annual meeting in San Antonio. The field days will introduce attendees to the diverse and rich history of San Antonio and its environs with tours of Fredericksburg in the Hill Country, the rural and ranching area east of San Antonio near Seguin and Gonzalez, and a tour of the border towns of Laredo and San Ygnacio. City tours will highlight San Antonio’s West Side and King William districts as well as the five colonial Spanish missions that constitute the San Antonio Missions National Park. The conference will culminate with a NIOSITA, a traditional fiesta in La Villita, a preservation success story in central San Antonio.
Together VAF 2020 will celebrate the rich material and built heritage of central Texas and explore the complicated histories and migration, creolization, and cultural exchange over the last five hundred years.
Registration Opens February 3, 2020
More information see here. http://www.vafweb.wildapricot.org/San-Antonio-2020