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Photos from the 2015 Annual Conference —
Ohio and the National Hearth: A Mosaic of Rural and Urban Landscapes

We are pleased to share these images from our 47th Annual Conference of the International Society for Landscapes, Place, & Material Culture which was held in North Canton, Ohio in September 2015. 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 The usual Society suspects enjoying the Saturday Bus Tour. An example of the Amish cultural landscapes encountered by field trip participants on the Thursday field trip to Holmes County. An exterior photo of the Hershberger/Troyer 1836 bank barn. Detail of the distinctive Germanic truss design on the Hershberger/Troyer 1836 bank barn. One of the stops on the Saturday tour was the still operating Magnolia Flouring Mill. The restrooms are also rebuilt log structures at Schoenbrunn Village in Tuscarawas, Ohio. The greenhouse and gardens at Zoar Village. One of the memorials for a fallen student at the May 4th memorial at Kent State University. Participants on the Thursday field trip to Holmes County visit a family cemetery on the Hershberger/Troyer farm just north of Berlin.

The meeting opened with a walking tour of the May 4th site and museum at Kent State University led by Chris Post. A relaxing and informative bus trip to Ohio’s Amish and Mennonite country was led by Tim Anderson. The reception was held at the conference hotel on Thursday evening. The paper sessions were hosted by Kent University at Stark in their Conference Center on Friday with a wide variety of papers documenting place, landscape, and material culture. The recording artist Wallace Coleman and his trio played music and told wonderful stories during the business luncheon. The Awards Ceremony and Banquet followed on Friday evening at 91 Wood Fired Grill.

The Saturday Bus trip visited a working grist mill in Magnolia, the Zoar Historic Village, and Schoenbrunn Historic Village. The meeting ended with a tour of Gervasi Vineyard which is known for its unique landscape and property history.

 

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The usual Society suspects enjoying the Saturday Bus Tour.
An example of the Amish cultural landscapes encountered by field trip participants on the Thursday field trip to Holmes County.
An exterior photo of the Hershberger/Troyer 1836 bank barn.
Detail of the distinctive Germanic truss design on the Hershberger/Troyer 1836 bank barn.
One of the stops on the Saturday tour was the still operating Magnolia Flouring Mill.
The restrooms are also rebuilt log structures at Schoenbrunn Village in Tuscarawas, Ohio.
The greenhouse and gardens at Zoar Village.
One of the memorials for a fallen student at the May 4th memorial at Kent State University.
Participants on the Thursday field trip to Holmes County visit a family cemetery on the Hershberger/Troyer farm just north of Berlin.