The Local Arrangements and Program Committees welcome MARAC to Harrisonburg, Virginia for the Spring 2020 Conference, April 16-18 at Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Conference Center. Harrisonburg is located in the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, flanked by the Allegheny Mountains to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east. Founded in 1779, the city is known colloquially as “Rocktown” or by its nickname “The Friendly City,” and is home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University.
Harrisonburg is known for its diverse, engaged, and politically active community and is sure to be a fitting backdrop for attendees to examine Suffrage Legacies: Civil Rights, Political Activism, and Archives. The conference theme gives us a space to explore ways that archives are not merely repositories, but play an active role in shaping conversations about democracy and civic engagement.
Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center sits on the southern edge of Harrisonburg’s thriving historic downtown district—just a short walk to numerous restaurants and eateries, local businesses, art centers, and studios.
Check out the MARAC website for more information on the conference program and registration.