Events

Annual Meeting

Making a Difference
October 27-28, 2017
Kirksville, MO

The theme of our Annual Conference is Making a Difference. This conference, held in Kirksville, Missouri, “Where People Make a Difference” will explore the ways Missouri’s museums and archives are serving their communities.

The keynote address on Saturday by Doran Cart, National World War I Museum and Memorial, on this, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the Great War.

Best known for its Universities and fresh country environment, Kirksville offers a unique blend of culture and relaxation. On Friday, join board member Sara Wilson for an early morning yoga session or take the opportunity to hike/walk on paved or natural trails at Thousand Hills State Park. Later in the morning, guided tours of the Petroglyph site at the park will allow attendees to witness first-hand the early history of the region. Tour the Special Collections at Truman State University. Join us on Friday evening for heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Truman State University Art Gallery, which will be followed by a planetarium showing at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium.

Register for the conference

You can pay by PayPal or send a check to: MAMA, PO Box 996, Columbia, MO 65205.

Member registration is $45, non-member is $70. Memberships start at $20.

Museum Hack, pre-conference mini workshops!

Join us in Kirksville a day early, on Thursday, October 26th, for one or both of the mini-workshops by Museum Hack. The first one is on giving engaging tours, aka “How to Hack.” The second one is building engrossing activities in your space, as visitors today would like to be immersed in your stories. Museum Hack is known for their unconventional and exciting tours of world-renowned institutions; check out their Facebook page.

Register for Mini-Workshops

You can pay by PayPal or send a check to: MAMA, PO Box 996, Columbia, MO 65205. Workshops are $35 each.

The conference and the workshops are sponsored by the Missouri Humanities Council and VisitKirksville.com.

Conference Hotel
Quality Inn
2209 N. Baltimore Street
Kirksville, MO, 63501
Phone: (660) 665-2205


Conference Schedule

Friday

  • 1 pm – Welcome by Candace Sall
  • 1:10 pm – But the Water Has Never Been This High Before by John Dougan
  • 1:40 pm – How an eVolunteer Corp Can Make a Difference by Kelsey Berryhill and Mary Stansfield
  • 2:10 pm – Break
  • 2:20 pm – Museum Hack Audience Engagement
  • 3:00 pm – Integrated Pest Management by Audrey Gayou
  • 3:30 pm – Creating Programs with Our Communities Not to Them from Nelson-Atkins by Catherina Mueller, Christine Boutros, Kreshaun McKinney, Sarah Hyde Schmiedeler

Join us on Friday evening for heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Truman State University Art Gallery, which will be followed by a planetarium showing at the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium.

Saturday

  • 8:15 am – Membership Meeting with election of board members running for the 2017-2019 term (see nominations list)
  • 9 am – The Impact of Museums on Citizenship Education from the Nelson-Atkins by Christine Boutros, Kate Crawford, Tracy Fuller
  • 9:45 am – Missouri Humanities Council: Grant and Program Support for Museums and Archives by Mark Livengood, Austin Skinner
  • 10:15 am – Conserving Missouri’s Racial Past by Kristin Schwain
  • 10:45 am – Break
  • 11 am – Making a Difference with School Groups: Creating Educational Programs using Primary Source Documents, Museum Exhibits, and Artifacts by Mark Adams
  • 11:45 am – From Basements to Attics: Local Records Preservation in N. Missouri by Becky Carlson and Mary McIntosh
  • 12:30 pm – Lunch: Build Your Own Salad and Soup Buffet
  • 1 pm – Key Note by Doran Cart, National WWI Museum and Memorial, WWI 100th Anniversary
  • 2 pm – Break
  • 2:15 pm – Race Project KC: Interpreting a Divisive History to Overcome a Divisive Present by Julie McPike and Angel Tucker
  • 2:45 pm – The Student Archivist: How Real World Experiences Enhances Study and the Community by Ross Edelstein





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Tuesday, November 7
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Kirkpatrick Library 1470
You will receive an email from host with details about the event, including parking.
Contact Host for more information: Amber Clifford-Napoleone
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