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2018 Annual Spring Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be April 6–8 in Springfield. Our Koch Lecturer will be Dr. Douglas Scott. Dr. Scott is a battlefield archaeologist most noted for his work at the 1876 site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. He has also directed work at Big Hole Battlefield National Historic Site, Sand Creek National Historic Site, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Monroe’s Crossroads Battlefield, and many other national and international sites. Dr. Scott's lecture visit will be partially funded by the Missouri Humanities Council as well as the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and the History Department at Missouri State University.

The meeting will begin with a Friday-evening welcome reception with food and drinks at the conference hotel. It will continue on Saturday with all-day presentations, a silent auction (please contact the MAS office if you have items to donate), exhibits, and the evening banquet and Koch Lecture.

Activities will conclude on Sunday with a morning screening of a new episode of the PBS-series America from the Ground Up. This series examines early American history by blending historical and archaeological approaches. The episode to be screened is about the Civil War, and was filmed on location at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, etc. Dr. Monty Dobson (Director) and Dr. Scott will provide an introduction to the screening and also be on hand to answer questions afterwards. Light refreshments will be served.

The meeting will be at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center. Those who attended the meeting in 2016 will remember that this is a great hotel. Special room rates for a double queen or single king room will be $92/night plus tax. This rate includes a free hot-breakfast buffet. Hotel amenities include an indoor saltwater swimming pool, fitness room, and an onsite restaurant and ice bar. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, cable, mini refrigerators, and wireless internet.

Reservations may be made by calling 1-888-532-4338 and asking for the Society's spring meeting rate. A block of rooms will be held for our attendees at the reduced rate. Book by March 5 to receive the reduced rate. The hotel has several concurrent events, so availability beyond that room block may be limited.

Registration materials will be mailed to all members in early 2018. Please join us.

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