Conference History

The following table will illustrate the history of the conference from present to past.

Year/Date Title/Topic
2017, Oct. 13 – 14 Gentrification & Preservation: A Reappraisal *Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lance Freeman
2016, Oct. 13 – 15 Preservation in the US: 50 Years On *Keynote Speaker: Tom King
2015, Oct. 22 – 24 The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820 *Keynote Speaker: Richard Guy Wilson
2014, Oct. 24 – 25 It Takes a Village to Save a City: The Shifting Focus on Saving Our Past *Keynote Speaker: Richard Guy Wilson
Dedication of the Stonor Drexel Cultural & Historic Preservation Program on November 19, 2013
2009, Oct. 15 – 17 The Art, Architecture, and Literature of the Gilded Age
2008, Oct. 23 – 25 Creating and Preserving the American Home, 1820—1920
2007, Oct. 18 – 20 Leisure, Tourism, and the 19th Century Resort
2006, Sept. 14 – 16 Ritual Spaces and Places: Memory and Commemoration in 19th Century America
2005, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 Domesticity and Design in the Gilded Age
2004, Sept. 23 – 25 The Interior Decorator in America: From Amateur to Professional, 1850—1970
2003, Sept. 25 – 27 Recreating the Past: The Colonial Revival in America
2002, Sept. 26 – 28 From Shingles to Columns: McKim, Mead & White and the Transformation of America
2001, Sept. 27 – 29 The Arts and Crafts Movement Reexamined
2000, Sept. 21 – 23 Newport’s Age of Innocence: Architecture, Art, Design 1840—1880
1999, Sept. 23 – 25 Newport and the Art of Gardens and Landscape
1998, Sept. 24 – 26 Artistic Country-Seats: The Aesthetic Movement and Newport, 1860—1890
1997, Sept. 25 – 27 From Chalet to Chateau: Richard Morris Hunt in Newport