Suffrage Legacies: Civil Rights, Political Activism, and Archives - CANCELLED

April 16-18, 2020
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Conference Hotel

Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center
Photo courtesy of Hotel Madison

Hotel Madison & Shenandoah
Valley Conference Center

710 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
Phone icon (540) 564-0200

Conference room rate: $139/night 

After a week of careful consideration and planning, MARAC’s Executive Committee has come to the decision to cancel our spring 2020 meeting in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We wish we did not have to take this action, but the safety of our members and our community are more important, and we could not risk contributing to the spread of COVID-19. 

So many people worked hard over the past year and a half to develop our spring 2020 meeting, and I specifically want to thank our Local Arrangements Committee (chaired by Tiffany Cole, Kate Morris, and Sarah Roth-Mullet) and our Program Committee (chaired by Elizabeth Novara and Vincent Novara). We were all looking forward to coming together with colleagues and enjoying the meeting that you created, and please know that we did not come to this decision lightly.

Information moving forward:

  1. All registration fees, workshop fees, tours, and tickets will be refunded over the next few weeks, and you do not need to contact our Administrator to receive a refund. We appreciate your patience as she processes the refunds.
  2. The hotel is cancelling room reservations. Please contact the hotel directly if you have any questions.
  3. We have consulted with the Program Committee co-chairs, and we are exploring options for sharing the women’s suffrage centennial and civil rights content in the program but no specific plans have been made at this time. 
  4. In accordance with our by-laws, we will hold our spring Business Meeting, but it will take place remotely. More details will be forthcoming.

Thank you for your understanding, and I hope everyone stays safe and healthy.


Rachel M. Grove Rohrbaugh
MARAC Chair 2019-2020

Conference Program

Available at Spring 2020 Harrisonburg Program

Registration - closed

Refunds have been automatically issued.  If you have not received your refund, please contact Sara Predmore at [email protected].

Travel & Local Attractions

Information about getting around, local attractions, dining, and more is available on the MARAC 2020 Harrisonsburg website

Conference Scholarships

Vendors and Sponsors

Questions? Please contact Nick Zmijewski.

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 Co-Chairs

Program Co-Chairs