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Gateway History Conference 2015

Event Details

April 25, 2015 8:30 AM — April 25, 2015 6:00 PM
Location: Sawmill Museum
2231 Grant St.
Clinton, IA 52732
Contact Name: Brad Wiles
Email: bwiles@clintonpubliclibrary.us
Phone: 563-242-9115
Website: http://www.clinton.lib.ia.us/archive/2015/april15/adultprograms/ghc2015

Event Description

Where the Lincoln Road Meets the Mississippi: A Conference on Industry, Commerce, and Community in the Iowa-Illinois Gateway Area, 1835-Present

Join the Sawmill Museum, Windmill Cultural Center, and Clinton Public Library for the first annual Gateway History Conference, featuring panels from various scholars, educators, and enthusiasts covering a range of regional history topics from 1835–present (see schedule below). This year’s  keynote speaker is Clark Kidder, author of Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider and co-produced and co-writer of West By Orphan Train, a new film based on his book. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to screen Country School: One Room, One Nation, the Emmy-nominated documentary from Kelly and Tammy Rundle, with commentary from preservationist Caroline Bredekamp.