VAF Philadelphia 2019 Conference

Wednesday, May 29th- Opening Reception & Awards

All Wednesday events will be held at Meyerson Hall, University of Pennsylvania.

8:30 am - 4:00 pm  Board Meeting

1:00 - 6:00 pm       Registration

4:30 - 5:30 pm       Opening Reception       

5:30 - 7:00 pm       Welcome Address, Aaron Wunsch

     Presentation of VAF Awards

7:00 pm -Dinner on your own

Thursday, May 30thPeriphery Tours (by bus)

Lunch provided.

7:00 am – 9:30 am Registration

8:00 am – 6:00 pm  Germantown Tour  

8:00 am – 6:00 pm  Darby Tour

8:00 am – 6:00 pm Tacony Tour

6:30 – 8:30 pm       The Woodlands Tour and Reception (included in tour price)

*Weather-permitting: Dutch Treat Food Truck Picnic – Conference participants who wish to stay and picnic at the Woodlands may do so after the tour. Several local, high-quality food trucks will be on grounds to offer a variety of options.  Those not wishing to picnic may dine on their own after the tour.

Friday, May 31st- Center City Walking Tours (self-guided)

All meals on your own.

8:00 am – 1:30 pm Registration

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Morning Walking Tour: Town House & Row House

1:00 – 5:00 pm       Afternoon Walking Tours:

-African American Sites in the Seventh Ward  

-Society Hill Urban Renewal

-Colonial Townhouses in Elfreth’s Alley

-Nineteenth-century Commercial Architecture of Arch Street

5:00 pm -Dinner on your own

Saturday, June 1st - Paper Sessions, Book Exhibits, and Banquet

All Saturday events will be held in Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania.

7:00 am – 3:00 pm  Registration

7:30 am – 5:00 pm  Book Exhibits

8:00 – 9:30 am       Paper Session I

10:00 -11:30 am     Paper Session II

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on your own

1:00 – 2:30 pm       Paper Session III

3:00 – 4:30 pm       Paper Session IV

6:00 – 10:00 pm     Annual Meeting & Banquet

 

 


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