Cost: $275 (cost will increase to $300 after May 6th)
Includes: all sessions, lunches, opening reception, and Thursday closing dinner (does not include mobile workshops).
Program: View the full workshop program here
Please note: This workshop is not open to the general public. Registration is limited to national historic trail staff, volunteers, and agency partners.
To register offline, please download a hardcopy of our registration form.
Mobile Workshop 1 – Tuesday 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Dedication of the 1925 Avard Fairbanks Bronze Medallion
Cost: $45 (includes dinner at Mallinson Vineyard)
The bus will leave promptly at noon and follow the Independence Route of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails. Participants will view the new signage and hiking trails along the route and stop at several key sites to see ruts and interpretive wayside exhibits. The next stop on the workshop will be at the Independence Courthouse for the dedication of the Avard Fairbanks 1925 Oregon Trail 3-foot diameter 200-pound bronze medallion. Additional trail stops will be made after the dedication, which will include an opportunity to hike. At 6:00 participants will enjoy dinner at the Mallinson Hall and Vineyard before returning back to the hotel and conference center.
Mobile Workshop 2 – Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bridging the Community: The Dedication of the Powder Mill Bridge
This workshop will begin with a bus tour of markers along new hiking trails on the new Red Bridge at the Big Blue River Crossing of the Independence Route. At 10:00 participants will attend the “Bridging Community” dedication of the spectacular Powder Mill Bridge hiking trail across I-435. Key leaders from across the nation will address the attendees at this NPS Centennial event. A short stop will then be made at the recently constructed hiking bridge across Highway 71 before returning back to the hotel.