Sites of Memory

October 7-9, 2021
Gettysburg, PA 

Presentations from the conference may be available through MARAC's collection at
the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM)
  Uploading presentations is optional
and will be ongoing, so if you don't see what interests you, please check back later.


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
Deadline for group rate of $149/night has passed. 

Rooms have opened up at the Wyndham
and the Courtyard by Marriott Gettysburg.
(717) 334-5600. Call directly for reservations. 

Rooms are also available at the SpringHill Suites
in Frederick, MD (301) 835-0111.
Deadline for group rate of $129/night has passed.
Reserve Now

As the COVID-19 situation is continually changing, MARAC wants to reassure you that we are committed to safely hosting a fully in-person meeting in Gettysburg on October 7-9, 2021. For those unable to attend the in-person meeting, selected content, including recordings of the plenary and luncheon talks, will be made available following the meeting.

With your health and safety at the forefront of our planning, MARAC will require all attendees to wear masks, even those fully vaccinated.  This requirement is in accordance with current CDC recommendations for counties with substantial or high transmission. For more information on the health and safety protocols currently in place at The Wyndham Gettysburg, please visit Wyndham Hotel Health and Safety Protocols

We are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to adjust our policies for the conference as circumstances change. 

Welcome Home to MARAC!

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Join MARAC at the Wyndham Gettysburg to explore the theme of "Sites of Memory." 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.


On-site registration is available online starting October 6th at  Fall 2021 Meeting Registration. You may also register in person at the event hotel. Please note that some workshops and tours may no longer be available.

  • MARAC is pleased to offer discounted rates for students and Saturday only attendance.
  • Is someone else in your organization responsible for payment? Enter their email address in the registration form and they will automatically receive a copy of the invoice that can be paid online through a link in the message or printed to send in with check payment.
  • If your employer is paying for your registration and you are personally paying for other activities, please review these instructions before registering.
  • For your convenience, you may join MARAC or renew your membership when you're registering with one easy payment.

 For assistance with registration, contact Sara Predmore at [email protected].

Financial Assistance 

  • Visit MARAC Conference Scholarships to learn more about meeting scholarships and travel awards. Applications must be submitted by close of business on Friday, September 3, 2021.
  • Lower your expenses by sharing a ride or hotel room.  Visit MARAC's Rideshare or Roommate finders to connect with other attendees.

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 all participants, so we ask that you please abide by our Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct (adopted in 2017) encourages civil discourse and the free exploration of ideas and concepts–with a fundamental respect for the rights, dignity, and value of all persons.

Contact the Meeting Planners

Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Check back for additional details closer to the conference dates