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    • 24 May 2023
    • 27 May 2023
    • Richmond, Virginia

    Richmond 2023

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    Richmond , Virginia
    May 24-27, 2023

    Engraved Bennett Painting

    The site of the 2023 gathering of the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation is Richmond, Virginia, the home city of a founder and long-time AHLP member Hugh Miller, who has sung the city’s praises for decades. Richmond is a “capital city”— capital of the Powhattan tribe, English-colonized Virginia, the Southern Confederacy during the majority of the Civil War, and, of course, for most of its recorded history as the capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This Alliance meeting provides an opportunity to see the city and nearby countryside in the glory of late spring, a beautiful season for garden and cultural landscape tours.

    Meeting attendees will be invited to stay at Richmond’s Linden Row Inn, a group of seven adapted 19th-century rowhouses on Richmond’s historic Franklin Street which is across-the-street from the Main Public Library, the location of meeting sessions and exhibits. Supplementary hotels will be noted for those with other requirements.

    The city’s 300-year post-contact history and development highlight compelling and provocative trends in design, economic development, memorialization, and historic preservation. The buildings, landscapes, and archeological sites that are testament to the area’s history will be the heart of the conference tours. We look forward to collaborating and engaging with the leaders of local, regional, and state organizations who can share insights and access into the rich tapestry of Richmond’s history and those who shaped it. Through tours and talks addressing a wide range of historic preservation and landscape issues, Alliance members will explore Richmond as a place with evolving views of its history.

    Richmond, because of its pivotal role in the region and its reflection of many aspects of American life and history, including the American Civil War, industrialization, suburbanization, park and cemetery trends, and the complicated legacies of slavery, invites conversations about topics as diverse as waterfront reclamation, urban responses to climate change, historic monument removal, and diversity in preservation. The call for papers that will be issued later in October 2022 will define themes that will be emphasized; however, all topics related to cultural landscapes, history, and preservation will be invited.

    Richmond is easy to access via Amtrak and flights to Richmond and Washington airports. Interstate and state highways make car travel a good and interesting option. Conference planners will be delighted to share some of their other favorite cities and sites in the region, if requested. The Richmond area is notable for outdoor scenery and recreation with many opportunities for exploring the James River or for cycling or walking various trails, including the 52-mile Virginia Capital Trail linking historic sites and other attractions.

    Please look for conference registration material in January 2023. To maintain the intimacy, vibrancy, and collegiality that characterize Alliance meetings, we will encourage you to register early for the May meeting. Attendance will be limited to the first 50 who register. We hope that you are among them!

    Call for Papers (.pdf)

    Student Scholarships (.pdf)

Past events

23 May 2019 2019 AHLP Conference - Detriot, Michigan
14 Mar 2018 2018 AHLP Conference - Tuscon, Arizona
24 May 2017 2017 AHLP Conference - Calgary, Alberta
1 Jun 2016 2016 AHLP Conference - Chicago, Illinois
18 Mar 2015 2015 AHLP Conference - Savannah, Georgia
21 May 2014 2014 AHLP Conference - Saint Paul, Minnesota
20 Mar 2013 2013 AHLP Conference - Lynchburg, Virginia
25 Apr 2012 2012 AHLP Conference - Victoria, British Columbia
6 Apr 2011 2011 AHLP Conference - Fort Worth, Texas
21 Apr 2010 2010 AHLP Conference - Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 Jan 2009 2009 AHLP Conference - St. Louis, Missouri
22 May 2008 2008 AHLP Conference - Montréal, Québec
11 Apr 2007 2007 AHLP Conference - Athens, Georgia
8 Jun 2006 2006 AHLP Conference - Halifax, Nova Scotia
18 May 2005 2005 AHLP Conference - Boulder, Colorado
14 Apr 2004 2004 AHLP Conference - Sonoma Valley, California
29 May 2003 2003 AHLP Conference - Frederick, Maryland
29 May 2002 2002 AHLP Conference - Manitoba and North Dakota
1 Jan 2001 2001 AHLP Conference - Door County, Wisconsin
17 Jun 2000 2000 AHLP Conference - Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 Jan 1999 1999 AHLP Conference - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
25 Jun 1998 1998 AHLP Conference - Milford, Pennsylvania
28 May 1997 1997 AHLP Conference - Ames, Iowa
1 Jan 1996 1996 AHLP Conference - Vermont and New Hampshire
1 Jan 1994 1994 AHLP Conference - Charleston, South Carolina
1 Jan 1993 1993 AHLP Conference - Montréal, Québec
1 Jan 1992 1992 AHLP Conference - Door County, Wisconsin
1 Jan 1991 1991 AHLP Conference - Acadia National Park, Maine
1 Jan 1990 1990 AHLP Conference - Olympic National Park, Washington
1 Jan 1989 1989 AHLP Conference - Québec City, Québec
1 Jan 1988 1988 AHLP Conference - New Harmony, Indiana
1 Jan 1987 1987 AHLP Conference - Ellis Island, New York
1 Jan 1985 1985 AHLP Conference - Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
1 Jan 1984 1984 AHLP Conference - Portland, Oregon
1 Jan 1983 1983 AHLP Conference - Perth, Ontario
1 Jan 1981 1981 AHLP Conference - Amana Colonies, Iowa
1 Jan 1980 1980 AHLP Conference - Williamsburg, Virginia
1 Jan 1979 1979 AHLP Conference - Door County, Wisconsin
1 Jan 1978 1978 AHLP Conference - New Harmony, Indiana