Get out your "pots and pans" and bang them in the ears of the deaf academics,
who have missed the action for fifty years. Break loose from your grant
applications and boards of directors, and come over to the people who
appreciate the popular culture that you "do." Escape the "community
host/hostess" syndrome-throw away your uniforms of navy blazers--and seek
those who love you in a "Valentine Event 2000."
Whatever route led to your expertise, Route 66 leads to Albuquerque, New
Mexico. Whatever engine fires you on, from great creativity to bad luck, the
Popular Culture crowd knows where they are headed.
TEXAS/SOUTHWEST/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS will make Albuquerque their
Route 66 designation February 9-12, 2000
Sheraton "Old Town" Hotel
800 Rio Grande Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87104
So what if your old buildings, stale exhibits, or "wanna be Ph.D." approaches
don't "do" turquoise? Popular Culture and Albuquerque may have room for you
to get the 21st century reved up, with Eddie Byrnes restored Corvette on
This call for Popular Culture presentations seeks:
The built environment, saved or threatened
Material culture, displayed or forgotten
Public history, practiced or repressed
This isn't "Aunt Minnie" history. She has come a long way. On-line
connections get the attention today. What has your historic district,
exhibit program, and public out reach done in the new e-world?
This is a special invitation to consider what you have installed on the
dashboard of that old Corvette that blasts it into the next century.
"Doing History in the E-World" is a desired session theme.
The Sheraton Old Town Hotel, February 9-12, 2000, is the place.
TEXAS/SOUTHWEST/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS are the action.
Conference Details see website listed below.
There is one month, November, to "do" your Historic Preservation, Material
Culture, and Public History proposals to the Area Chair. Snail mail
approaches will be barely tolerated, and you don't need a blue blazer to
use the electronic address below.
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