Conference History

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference at Salve Regina University. 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