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.