Registration is under way for the 2008 Stan Hywet Symposium, October 17-18, 2008, Stan Hywet Hall, Akron, OH.
"On Display: Historic Homes and Great Estates" will explore the unique components of the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing Gilded Age. America’s new “self-made men” constructed monuments to their new-found riches and their country house estates remain a testament to a unique period of American history. The first annual Stan Hywet Symposium will examine the cultural, architectural and social history of this significant phenomenon in American history as well as significant efforts in preserving this history for future generations.
The Stan Hywet Symposium was initiated in 2007 as a forum for the study and discussion of a diverse range of historical, architectural, and preservation issues. It is a collaborative effort through The University of Akron, Kent State University and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens to address such issues for both scholarly and public audiences. Symposium presentations take place at the historic Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in West Akron, Ohio and include personalized tours and intimate gatherings. The symposium expects to bring together over 200 participants from all areas of the region for two days of programming and networking.
We look forward to seeing you! Register at http://www.stanhywet.org/. Early-bird registration ends on September 16, 2008. Registration ends October 10, 2008.
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