Join us in Astoria in 2018

Astoria-Megler Bridge. Photo: Marion Dean Ross, 1966

The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts an exciting three day conference every year providing a unique opportunity for attendees to broaden their subject knowledge and explore the built environment of the Pacific Northwest.

The next annual conference of the chapter will be held in Astoria, Oregon, May 18-20, 2018. The conference committee is working away, planning a stellar conference, as you can imagine it would be in such a wonderful place.

The Call for Papers will come out in November. Please consider submitting an abstract. The theme will center around Astoria's traditional maritime history. It will also focus on the diversity of people who settled in Astoria over time and made it their home through the traditions they brought with them, the traditions they forged once arriving in Clatsop County, and of course, the resulting architecture. As usual, papers are also encouraged that reflect other themes relevant to the chapter's mission. .

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The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter is an affiliated chapter of the international Society of Architectural Historians. The chapter encompasses the US states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... More