2016 Conference


“Crafting Lasting Legacies Through Interpretation”

September 12-15, 2016

Cuivre River State Park – Troy, Missouri

Mark your calendars for the 2016 AMI workshop at beautiful Cuivre River State Park in Troy, Missouri!  This year’s conference will take place  at the historic Camp Sherwood CCC group camp.  Hosting our workshop at a group camp keeps our costs low and means FREE lodging for YOU!  The committee is busy planning some amazing field sessions in the northeast Missouri region.   Be thinking of a session that you could present to fit our theme.   More information and a call for papers will come out very soon.


Free lodging will be available in Camp Sherwood.   Camp Sherwood is divided into 4 “villages”, each with cabins that sleep up to 6 people.  Each village features a restroom/shower house.  Participants will need to bring their own bedding and towels.  To view photos of Camp Sherwood, visit the album on the park’s Facebook page.

If a participant wishes to stay in a hotel room in Troy, the Super 8 hotel is conveniently located by Highway 61 and rates run about $108/night.

Tentative Workshop Agenda

Monday, September 12

Preconference field sessions

Tuesday, September 13

Conference kickoff and keynote speaker

Concurrent sessions at Camp Sherwood

Awards Banquet at the historic Troy Odd Fellows Lodge in Downtown Troy

Wednesday, September 14

Conference field sessions at Camp Sherwood

Scholarship Auction at Camp Sherwood Recreation Hall

Thursday, September 15

Concurrent sessions at Camp Sherwood

Business meeting and lunch at Camp Sherwood

AMI Scholarship and Professional Development Auction

As always, dig around in your basements, closets, and offices for those unique items for the auction!   The AMI auction is our only fundraiser for our scholarship fund, which allows AMI to provide student scholarships as well as professional development stipends for our members.