Tammy & Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films pose in front of Fairfield No.2, now known as North Bend Community Center in Spragueville, Iowa. The schoolhouse is featured in their Emmy nominated documentary "Country School: One Room - One Nation" which will be shown at the Gateway Conference in Clinton, Iowa on April 25th.
Country School: One Room - One Nation, the Emmy nominated documentary by Fourth Wall Films, will be presented at the Gateway History Conference 2015 by preservationist Caroline Bredekamp on Saturday, April 25th at 4:45 p.m. at the Sawmill Museum, 2231 Grant Street, Clinton, Iowa.
The first annual Gateway History Conference--sponsored by the Sawmill Museum, Windmill Cultural Center, and Clinton Public Library--will feature panels from various scholars, educators, and enthusiasts covering a range of regional history topics from 1835–present.
The conference focuses on Industry, Commerce, and Community in the Iowa-Illinois Gateway area--Where the Lincoln Road Meets the Mississippi.
This year’s keynote speaker is Clark Kidder, author of Emily’s Story: The Brave Journey of an Orphan Train Rider and co-producer and co-writer of West By Orphan Train, a new film based on his book.
The last item on the conference agenda provides attendees the opportunity to screen Kelly and Tammy Rundle's Country School: One Room, One Nation, followed by Q&A with preservationist Caroline Bredekamp, who appears in the film. Bredekamp and a team of volunteers in Jackson County, Iowa saved and restored Fairfield No. 2, a one-room school located in Spragueville, Iowa, now called the North Bend Community Center.
The conference is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but RSVPs are encouraged. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-242-9115. To view the conference schedule, click HERE.
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