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News and Announcements

  • Maryland 100 in SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings Lecture by Lisa Davidson and Catherine LavoieHistoric American Buildings Survey, National Park ServiceWednesday, April 19, 2017Maryland is now represented in SAH Archipedia: Classic Buildings, a free, open-access site containing entries for around 100 buildings from each state represented in SAH Archipedia. SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press, and contains histories, photographs, and maps for more than 17,000 structures and places.This new content represents Maryland’s most characteristic buildings and sites, compiled by coordinators Lisa Davidson and Catherine Lavoie. Davidson and Lavoie will discuss their choices for the Maryland 100 and the considerations that guided their selection ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2017, 1:18 PM by Bill Marzella
  • “You Will Find It Handy”: Twentieth-Century African American Travel Guides Tuesday, March 21, 2017The growth of automobile usage during the twentieth century brought more and more American drivers out on the open road. But refusal of service and other threats made travel extremely difficult for African-Americans. One solution came from Victor H. Green, who between 1937 and 1963 published The Green Book, a guide for African-Americans traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico. The Green Book was one of the most extensive and best known travel guides on the market. It listed the names and addresses of businesses, tourist homes, hotels, service stations, barber shops, beauty parlors, restaurants, bars, and taverns that would serve African-Americans during the pre-Civil Rights Act era.The New ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2017, 12:22 PM by Bill Marzella
  • President's Letter, January 2017 Dear Latrobe Chapter Members: On behalf of the Board of the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, I would like to thank all of our members for their continued support and interest in our programs. This past year the Chapter offered an incredible line up of lectures and study tours, and I am pleased to announce the opening of our 2017 schedule. We will again be offering members the opportunity to pay a discounted price in advance for the full series of five lectures. (Tours are reserved separately and priced individually.) Here are some of this year’s upcoming highlights: On February 8th Timothy Davis, PhD will deliver a lecture titled, National Park Roads: Reconciling the Machine and ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 1:09 PM by Bill Marzella
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