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Annual Conference

Interpreting Wright: Visitor Centers and Public Education Programs

September 23-27, 2020

Buffalo, New York

Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel

Historic preservation has increasingly come to rely on visitor centers and public education programs as integral aspects of its mission. With the introduction of new digital technologies, public education programs are undergoing a revolution. At the same time, visitor centers continue to function in traditional ways: as ticketing and staging areas, gift shops and bookstores, cafeterias and even restaurants. Their intention has always been to introduce visitors to the relevant historical context while also serving as significant sources of income for the site’s maintenance.

In light of the extraordinary success of Toshiko Mori’s visitor center at the Martin House in Buffalo, the 2020 conference, Interpreting Wright: Visitor Centers and Public Education Programs, will focus on the form and function of visitor centers and their associated educational programs.

Presentation proposals are being accepted through Feb. 12.

Registration begins in June 2020.

Darwin D. Martin House
Photo by Biff Henrich / IMG_INK, courtesy Martin House Restoration Corporation

Registration Begins June 2020