Kansas City, MO
September 26-29, 2018

Truth or Consequences

Museums and history sites have been ranked among America’s most trusted institutions in an age where trust continues to erode and truth sometimes becomes murky. Our history organizations maintain the trust if we continue to tell the truth. But what is truth when our work is based on interpretation of the historical evidence and interpretations change? How do people know what to believe?

As we face the challenges of teaching truth and revealing complexity and many perspectives, Kansas City serves as a perfect place to gather and learn from each other.

Read the full theme here. 

All About Kansas City

Our host city, Kansas City, offers a rich complexity that permeates its past. From native Missouri, Oto, Kansa and Osage lands, the region became a crossroads of French traders and settlers traveling west on the Oregon, California and Santa Fe trails. The Kansas-Missouri border became the first battlefield of the Civil War, and in many respects the border war continues today.

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Headquarter Hotel

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Rate: $167 per night plus tax.
Cut-off date for reservations is August 26 or when block is full, whichever comes first.