May 17-20, 2023
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VAF Plymouth 2023 Conference Schedule
Tentative schedule, still subject time change.
Wednesday, May 17th Opening Reception & Awards
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Board Meeting
Atlantic Room, Hotel 1620, 180 Water Street
12:30 - 4:00 pm Registration
Room 302, Hotel 1620, 180 Water Street
5:00 - 6:00 pm Opening Reception
Pilgrim Hall Museum, 75 Court Street
6:30 - 7:30 pm Keynote Address "Remaking Plymouth: A 400-Year Old Story"
Dr. Donna Curtin PhD, Director, Pilgrim Hall Museum
Dr. Anne Mason, PhD Director, Plymouth Antiquarian Society
Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square
8:30 - 10:00 pm Registration
Dinner on your own
Thursday, May 18th - Field Tours
6:00 - 8:30 pm Registration, Room 302
6:00-8:30 am Continental Breakfast, Ballroom, Hotel 1620
Buses load from rear of Hotel 1620. All tours include lunch and heavy appetizers in the evening.
Registrants will be on the tour of their selection made at registration.
6:30 am Martha's Vineyard Tour
7:45 & 8:00 am Cranberry Tours
8:30 am Early Builders Tour
Friday, May 19th - Plymouth Tours
Breakfast on your own
7:30 - 10:00 am Registration, Room 302
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Rolling schedule, roughly 30 minutes, of 2 trolleys will depart from Hotel 1620 in circular route to reach sites outside Plymouth center.
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Plymouth Sites Open
Dinner on your own
Saturday, May 20th - Paper Sessions, Poster & Book Exhibits, and Banquet
Paper & Poster Information may be found here
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration, Hotel 1620 Lobby
8:00 am - Book Exhibit Opens
8:15 - 9:45am - Paper Session 1
10:00-11:30 am - President's Plenary
11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch on you own
12:00 -1:30 pm Posters Session
12:15 - 1:15 pm Viewing of Barry Farm: Community, Land, and Justice in Washington D.C.
1:30 - 3:00 pm - Paper Session 2
3:30-5:00 pm - Paper Session 3
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Buildings and Landscapes Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Northeast VAF Chapter Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 pm -
6:00 - 7:00 pm Happy Half Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm Banquet
8:00 pm VAF Annual Meeting & Preview of Keweenaw 2024
Saturday registration, Paper Sessions, Book Exhibits, Annual Meeting & Banquet Dinner will be held at Hotel 1620.
Contact Michelle Jones, VAF Conference Coordinator with questions about the conference at firstname.lastname@example.org .