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October 25 & 26, 2018


This is the third 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.

Speaker Lineup will be announced soon!


The Conference will be held October 25 – 26, 2018. The cost to attend The Conference on the Front Porch is $395.

This fee includes all lectures/conferences/panels and discussions. It also includes the porch concert and porch play. Lastly six meals will be included with your registration. 

To register, fill out required fields and press register. You will receive a confirmation email once we’ve received your check in the mail. Please make your check to:

Main Street Taylor – Porch Conference

P.O. Box 118

Taylor, MS 38673

attn: Risa Darby

Please do not send cash and we are not set up to take credit cards at this time. 

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