This year's New England Archivists Spring 2017 Meeting will be at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA, March 23-25, 2017. Since it will still be the off-season on the Cape, NEA will have the run of the conference center for our meeting, and that means attendees will be able to enjoy many of the family-friendly amenities the resort has to offer.
But there are also a lot of things to do -- even in the off-season -- around Hyannis, and we have a few recommendations.
The Spring 2017 Program Committee has organized behind-the-scene tours at a few local institutions. Sign up for a tour at the Sturgis Library, the Barnes Historical Society, or at Cape Cod Community College using the NEA Day of Service/Tour sign-up sheet. Please note: you do not have to volunteer for the Day of Service to sign up for a tour. Tours are open to all.
IN AND AROUND HYANNIS
Check the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting Pinterest board for many suggestions of tours, museums, restaurants, shopping, and kid-friendly activities. Here are some of the interesting and off-the-beaten-path things to do while on Cape Cod:
-- Cape Code Brewery
-- Hyannis Main Street
-- Cape Cod Potato Chips Factory
-- Sandwich Glass Museum
-- Kennedy Legacy Trail
GETTING TO HYANNIS
We want everyone to be able to enjoy this meeting, but it is most easily accessible by car. So if you are looking for a ride to the meeting, or if you are willing to share a spot in your car in exchange for fine company (and/or gas money), we've created an online, self-service carpooling sign-up sheet where you can connect with other members looking to share a ride. Just enter your name and contact info, when and from where you're traveling, and whether you're a driver (with a car) or a rider. Then wait to be contacted by other carpoolers, or go ahead and contact others who list pick-up locations and dates in line with your travel plans. Please note that attendees are entirely responsible for making their own rideshare arrangements, including meeting times, sharing the cost of gas, etc., and for following through with their plans.
For more ways of getting to the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting, see the NEA website.
Attend the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting
"Changing Tides" | March 23-25, 2017
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis*
See the NEA website for schedules, rates, and travel information
*PLEASE NOTE: There are still rooms available at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, but the original NEA block is almost full. When making reservations, it is advisable to call the hotel directly (866-828-9111 or 508-775-7775) and ask for a room for the NEA Spring 2017 Meeting. They will honor our rate for any room reserved during the meeting.
See you on Cape Cod!