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Constructing Our Past:
National Memorials Within the National Park System

October 10-12, 2012
Vincennes University, Jasper and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City

Historic Southern Indiana is hosting a three day conference October 10-12 focusing on the 26 “memorial” sites within the national park system. We will examine their history and their significance and how they serve as tangible evidence of the ways our collective memory undergoes change and is sometimes influenced by more than a pure desire to objectively preserve our history. We will examine such questions as: Why did they receive this designation? Are there commonalities between the sites? Are there special challenges to administering and interpreting such sites as opposed to those with different designations? What do they say about how we remember and commemorate our history?

Conference Details
The cost to attend is $100 and includes lunches on October 10 and 11 and a bus trip to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial on October 11.

View conference agenda

A special rate of $77 per night is available for conference attendees at the Best Western Plus in Dale, Indiana. To book rooms, please call them at 812/937-7000. Reservations must be made by September 25.

Register Online.(link no longer valid)  Use registration code HSI960 and $100 course fee.

Register by phone: For registration by telephone using Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or American Express, call 812/464-1989 or 800/467-8600.

Registration deadline is October 3, 2012.



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Historic Southern Indiana is a program of the University of Southern Indiana’s Division of Outreach and Engagement.

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