Gateway History Conference: April 29, 2017 at Eagle Point Lodge. The event is free and open to the public.
Program Schedule 9:00-9:30 - Coffee and Donuts 9:30-9:45 - Welcome GHC 2017 Introductions | Matt Parbs, Clinton Sawmill Museum & Brad Wiles, Quad Cities Area History Network, Inc.
9:45-10:45 - Keynote Address Resurrecting William H. Williams, An Unabashedly Awful Man | Dr. Jeff Forret, Professor and Graduate Director of History, Lamar University
10:50-12:00 - Morning Panel Clinton Lumberkings by the Numbers, 1956-2004 | Erik Oas, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations, Clinton Lumberkings Abolitionists and Freethinkers with the Underground Railroad in Clinton County, Iowa | Dave Holmgren, Independent Historian The Murder of William Martin, 1832 | Russ Fry, Independent Historian and Documentarian
12:00-1:15 - Lunch Speakers How the Honey Bee Shaped Iowa’s History | Carly Vannoy, 2017 Iowa Honey Queen Little Known Facts About Felix “King of the Clowns” Adler (1895-1960) | Sarah Lind, Executive Director, Felix Adler Children’s Discovery Center
1:20-2:30 - Afternoon Panel Bad Things Happen Here: Murder and Suicide in Scott and Clinton Counties | John Brassard Jr., History Columnist, DeWitt Observer The League of Humanity and Opposition to War in Davenport during the Summer of 1917 | Bill Douglas, Independent Historian Uncovering a Davenport Nazi: The John Robert Bishop Papers | Samantha Crisp, Special Collections Librarian, Augustana College Atticus Garrison, Senior Student, Augustana College
3:00-4:30 - Film Screening Sons of Jacob Synagogue | Francesca Soans and Robert Neymeyer, Directors