Sites of Memory

October 7-9, 2021
Gettysburg, PA 

Program and registration will be available in late July.

Conference Hotel

Gettysburg National Military Park., 1971
(Gettysburg National Military Park., 1971)

Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel
95 Presidential Cir, Gettysburg, PA
Phone icon (717) 339-0020

Conference room rate: $149/night
Reservation deadline for group rate is
5:00 pm Monday, September 6, 2021
Group code is 1006887MI
Reserve Now

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is excited to explore the theme of "Sites of Memory" at its Fall 2021 meeting in Gettysburg, PA on October 7-9, 2021. 

In 1863 Gettysburg was indelibly marked by the Civil War and was ultimately memorialized as the site of the Gettysburg Address. Today it is the site of countless memorials dedicated to the memory of both union and confederate veterans. Sessions will explore archives as “sites of memory,” with particular emphasis on how archives are influenced by, or else are influencers in, emerging world events and technologies as well as how archives serve and adapt to the changing needs of our diverse users. Topics may include:

  • The impact of societal events, trends, and crises on archives and memory
  • The preservation and representation of current world events in archives
  • Social justice and accountability in archives
  • The diversification of a repository’s collections, human resources, or users (including but not limited to artists, performers, business leaders, healthcare professionals, scientists, activists, and educators)
  • Service, cultivating relationships, and continuing to meet the needs of our users

We hope that COVID-19 will be a “memory” by the Fall 2021 conference but recognize that restrictions may be necessary. Sessions are planned to be in-person, but may be shifted to a hybrid or virtual platform.

Vendor Registration

Exhibit day will be Friday, October 8, 2021. Register online at  Fall 2021 Vendor Registration.  You can pay online immediately or request an invoice to pay later. Newly added -- you can also include the email address of the person in your organization who is responsible for payment so that they can receive the invoice directly. The registration form can also be downloaded here. For more information, contact the MARAC Vendor Coordinator, Nick Zmijewski, at [email protected].

Code of Conduct

MARAC is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for its members and others who participate in its conferences, events, and meetings. All attendees are required to comply with our code of conduct.

Contact the Meeting Planners

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Check back for additional details closer to the conference dates