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Photos from the 2023 Annual Conference — Columbia, Missouri: “Placemaking in the Heartland”

We are pleased to share these images from our 54th Annual Conference of the International Society for Landscapes, Place, & Material Culture which was held in Columbia, Missour, in October. Click any image for a larger view and/or view the photos as a slide show, using your keyboard’s arrow keys. On a touch screen, simply tap the image for an enlargement — best viewed in the wide orientation.

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Group picture from the Thursday Bus Tour to Hermann, Missouri.
The interior of the restored gun smith shop in Arrow Rock, Missouri.
Group picture from the Saturday Bus Tour to Arrow Rock, Missouri.
Soren Larson from the University of Missouri leads the Society on a great walking tour of Columbia, Missouri.
A great view of the Missouri River with the Society blocking the view. Where's Doug?
The infamous fried chicken platter at the J. Ruston Tavern in Arrow Rock, Missouri.