IN THE NEWS

  • HOTTYTODDY.COM – Conference On History/Significance of The Front Porch Set For Oct. 20-21 At Plein Air

    The first annual “Conference On The Front Porch” will be held October 20 to 21, 2016, at The Mill at Plein Air in Taylor, according to Campbell McCool, founder of the Plein Air community located in Taylor. Read More.

  • The Oxford Eagle by Rob Sigler – Studying the front porch

    No matter the shape or size, when it comes to the front porch in South, you can count on a relaxing evening, issues being discussed and problems resolved — and not necessarily in that order. Read More.

  • VisitOxfordMS.com – The Conference On The Front Porch

    The first annual “Conference On The Front Porch” will be held October 20 to 21, 2016, at The Mill at Plein Air in Taylor, according to Campbell McCool, founder of the Plein Air community located in Taylor. Read More.

  • The Daily Journal Tupelo by W. Derek Russell – Conference to focus on importance of front porch

    There are plenty of things synonymous with the South, from sweet tea to rocking chairs. One place you can find both of those items is on a front porch, which is the topic of discussion for an upcoming conference. 

  • NewsChannel6Now.com – Plein Air Announces The Conference on the Front Porch

    Main Street Taylor, LLC is pleased to announce an important new annual conference dedicated to the study of the front porch in the American South.  The first annual Conference on the Front Porch will take place October 20-21, 2016 in Taylor, MS at The Mill at Plein Air. Read More.

  • Visit Mississippi – The Conference On The Front Porch

    This is the first 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 perspective as well as a sociological perspective. The two day conference will explore the origins of the front porch, its stylistic evolution, when they became popular, the decline in popularity of the front porch, and its resurgence. The role of the porch in building community, the porch and presidential politics, the porch and music, the porch and race will all be explored in detail. Read More.

  • DO SOUTH MAGAZINE – THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FRONT PORCH

    Most of us have memories of lingering on a front porch. Often, we were doing nothing more than sitting on a wide swing, making it move back and forth by pushing our toes against the wooden floor. But in those moments, a great deal was going on. We were letting our minds fill with creative thoughts, connecting with the place we called home, and carrying on a deep tradition of the American South. Read More.

  • SOUTHERN ACCENTS ARCHITECTURAL ANTIQUES – THE CONFERENCE ON THE FRONT PORCH 

    We are thrilled to announce our participation with The Conference On The Front Porch October 18-19 at The Mill at Plein Air in Taylor, Mississippi. 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. Read More.

  • THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL – IN THE SOUTH, PLENTY HAPPENS ON FRONT PORCH 

    Mississippi conference to study cultural importance of emotion-evoking place. Read More.

  • PCMA – THIS CONFERENCE CELEBRATES THE ULTIMATE SYMBOL OF COMMUNITY

    While many events are focused on creating high-tech environments with beacons and social-media walls, one conference is aiming to help attendees enjoy something much more simple: the front porch. In its second year, The Conference on the Front Porch will dedicate two days of speakers, sessions, and music to the role that the front porch has played in the American South. Read More.

  • ART, FOOD, HOME – THE CONFERENCE ON THE FRONT PORCH 2017

    Recently I heard about a very “Art, Food, Home” type event. It’s called “The Conference on the Front Porch” and it’s being held at The Mill at Plein Air – in Taylor, MS – so if you are anywhere near Mississippi and want to be part of something really cool, you may want to check this out. This event is October 18-19, 2017. Read More.

  • DEEP SOUTH MAGAZINE – EN PLEIN AIR: LIFE ON THE PORCH 

    Why front porches matter with The Conference on the Front Porch organizer Campbell McCool and featured speaker Dr. Jay Watson. Read More.