One culturally significant location is our conference headquarters. Wildwood Springs Lodge was built in 1922 by a group of sportsmen from St. Louis. As was popular at the time, these men planned to develop a resort, complete with lodge and cabins, for their membership to enjoy the beauty and outdoor recreation the Ozarks had to offer. Upon completion of the Lodge the leading members of the group decided the lodge should be open to the public. The group initially had plans to develop the style of resort saw in the movie “Dirty Dancing”, but fell on hard times and only the lodge and couple other building were completed. The resort was very popular until it closed during WWII. While closed, the lodge served as a boarding house for the wives of military men. These women made bandages to supply the troops overseas. After the war the lodge reopened. The lodge has remained a popular vacation venue ever since. To learn more about Wildwood Springs Lodge or to view photos, please visit their website at www.wildwoodspringslodge.com For over 100 years, the interpreters have been the guardians of knowledge and stewardship in our natural and cultural resources. Being successful for so long means you must adapt to changes in society to stay relevant. You must search out new ways to reach your audience. You must reach out to audiences with whom you have not had contact before. You must create a new path, your own path, to better interpretation. Do or do not, there is no try. So if you are ready to join forces with our band of rebels, we would be honored if you would join us September 11th through 14th at our base in Steelville, MO for the 2017 Association of Missouri Interpreters Conference. If you would like to join the rebellion even earlier, your assistance with planning the conference would be greatly appreciated. Contact Kendra Swee at Kendra.email@example.com for ways you can help! Stay tuned for updates on field sessions, the call for papers, and registration details!
February 8, 2017
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