On Saturday April 23, 2016, the Sawmill Museum and Clinton Public Library will host the second annual Gateway History Conference at the Eagle Point Park Lodge in Clinton, Iowa. The conference will feature presentations on a variety of historical topics related to the event's theme, “Cannot Tame That Lawless Stream: Environmental History of the Upper Mississippi River in the Iowa-Illinois Gateway Area” and feature a special presentation of the new documentary by Emmy-nominated Quad Cities filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films.
The opening keynote address will be delivered by Big River Magazine Editor, Reggie McLeod. Against the backdrop of the largest man-made portion of the Upper Mississippi River, the panel sessions will include area scholars, historians, and enthusiasts discussing various aspects of the changing ecology of the river through the lens of Gateway area history.
Director Kelly Rundle films on Route 6 for the documentary River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6.
The conference will conclude with a screening of the documentary River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6, by Quad Cities-area filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. Full details of the program schedule and presentations can be found by clicking HERE.
The Gateway History Conference is FREE and open to the public. This event is made possible with generous funding from the Joyce Foundation, Humanities Iowa, and Friends of the Clinton Public Library.
Though registration is not required, the organizers encourage those interested in attending to RSVP to Clinton Public Library Director Brad Wiles at 563-242-9115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.