October 25 & 26, 2018 at the Mill at Plein Air in Taylor, MS. 


This is the second annual Conference on the Front Porch.  The conference aims to explore the significance of the front porch in the American South, both from an architectural, as well as a sociological, perspective.  The two day conference explores the origins of the front porch, its role in building and sustaining community, the porch and food, the porch and music, and the porch and its impact on the story-telling tradition in the South. We’ll explore in detail all this and more.

This two day conference is held at The Mill at Plein Air – a 12,000 square foot venue built from entirely reclaimed materials and located in the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor, MS.  Taylor is a seven minute drive from Oxford and Ole Miss.  

In addition to the lectures and panels, registration includes six meals, and includes a one evening porch concert and a one evening porch play.  The conference is open to architects, developers, planners, social historians, and lovers of all things porch.



Information on The Conference on the Front Porch 2018 will be announced this Spring! Check back for more details. 

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