The Pioneer America Society will hold its 36th annual conference in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on October 21-23, 2004.
The headquarters for the meeting will be historic Tyler Hall on the campus of Bucks County Community College in Newtown. The hosts for this event will be Professor Lyle Rosenberger, Director of the Historic Preservation Certificate Program at Bucks County Community College and Historic Preservation Specialist David Kimmerly of the Heritage Conservancy.
The theme for this year’s conference is: “The Cultural Landscape of Southeastern Pennsylvania.” The Saturday field trip will focus on Dr. Henry Chapman Mercer, an important Bucks County historian, archaeologist, collector, and tile maker through visits to his home - Fonthill, his museum - the Mercer Museum, and his tile business - the Moravian Pottery and Tiles Works, in nearby Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
The conference committee is currently soliciting proposals for papers, special sessions, and panel discussions relating to the conference theme. However, papers on all material culture topics of interest to the Society are welcome. The abstract deadline is Monday, August 2, 2004.
For further conference information, contact:
1137 Park Avenue
Lansdale, PA 19446
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