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Photos from the 2016 Annual Conference — Caves, Cars, and Cultural Connections

We are pleased to share these images from our 48th Annual Conference of the International Society for Landscapes, Place, & Material Culture which was held in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September 2016. Click any image for a larger view and/or view the photos as a slide show. using your keyboard’s arrow keys.

PAS:APAL Conference Collage One of the stops on the Saturday Bus Tour was the restored South Union Shaker Village in Auburn, Kentucky. The photograph is the bus tour participants who are shown in front of the Center Family House built in 1824. (Photo by Dan Bonenberger) Society members on the Saturday Tour became honorary cavers at Mammoth Cave where Katie Algeo told of an amazing story of mushroom growing in a part of the cave. (Photo by Cory Jensen) The Thursday afternoon walking tour was well attended and expertly led by Peggy Gripshover. The group paused for a picture in front of the Tyler Adams House before moving on to the public square in Bowling Green. (Photo by current house owner) The Thursday van tour participants to the Corvette Assembly Plant were treated to a stop at a wonderfully restored gas station. (Photo by Cory Jensen)

The meeting opened with a morning bus tour, “Crazy about Cars!” which covered Bowling Green’s automotive landscape and included a Corvette assembly plant tour. Two walking tours later the same day familiarized attendees with Bowling Green's downtown and the College Heights Historic District.

The all-day Saturday bus trip took us to Shaker Union Village, Bowling Green Historic Railpark, and Mammoth Cave.

Of course, we had our usual paper presentations and annual awards banquet. A good time was had by all!

 

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One of the stops on the Saturday Bus Tour was the restored South Union Shaker Village in Auburn, Kentucky. The photograph is the bus tour participants who are shown in front of the Center Family House built in 1824. (Photo by Dan Bonenberger)
Society members on the Saturday Tour became honorary cavers at Mammoth Cave where Katie Algeo told of an amazing story of mushroom growing in a part of the cave. (Photo by Cory Jensen)"
The Thursday afternoon walking tour was well attended and expertly led by Peggy Gripshover. The group paused for a picture in front of the Tyler Adams House before moving on to the public square in Bowling Green. (Photo by current house owner)
The Thursday van tour participants to the Corvette Assembly Plant were treated to a stop at a wonderfully restored gas station. (Photo by Cory Jensen)