Letter from the Editor:
Welcome to the Winter 2019 issue of VAN. The first issue in the new year is packed with information. Featured in this issue is the upcoming annual meeting “Landscapes of Succession” in Philadelphia May 29-June 1. Other opportunities include a symposium “The Cultural Value of Everyday Places” and a study tour in China. Members have been very busy in the field in the past few months, and we have reports on documentation efforts in Utah and preservation efforts in Rhode Island as well as more in-depth articles from Oregon and Maryland. Members have shared wonderful news of publications and other achievements. To round out the issue is the newest bibliography packed with useful resources that span the disciplines that contribute to vernacular architecture studies. Thanks as always for the contributions to the newsletter, please keep them coming!
Christine Henry, Newsletter Editor