The ACHA 2014 Spring Meeting will be held March 27-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio at Xavier University. Xavier, founded in 1831, is the sixth-oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the United States.
Registration is now open. Click here to register online.
About the Spring Meeting
All panels and presentations will take place on Xavier’s campus, but there are two off-site events planned. The ACHA Banquet, included in one’s registration fee, will be held at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati, overlooking the Ohio River.
On Saturday afternoon, there is a scheduled guided tour of the abolition town of Ripley, Ohio, a picturesque village 45 minutes east of Cincinnati on the Ohio River. Ripley is home to a 55-acre National Historic District that contains some of the country’s most significant Underground Railroad sites. Presbyterian minister John Rankin and former slave John Parker helped slaves escape through their homes, now both Ripley museums. The term, “underground railroad” was probably coined in Ripley, and Harriet Beecher Stowe based parts of Uncle Tom’s Cabin on real-life Ripley events. More background about Ripley is available at ripleyohio.net.
The Courtyard by Marriott Midtown/Rookwood is the official residence of ACHA participants.
When making a reservation, please identify yourself as a member of the ACHA to receive the discounted room rate of $135 per night.
The Courtyard by Marriott is located at 3813 Edwards Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209.
The Cincinnati/North Kentucky International airport is located 13 miles south of downtown Cincinnati in northern Kentucky. The shuttle from the airport to downtown Cincinnati is approximately $22; taxi is $30.