MAPS (Mid America Paleontology Society), Sponsor of National Fossil Exposition

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Current News for 2023

The dates for National Fossil Expo 2023 HAVE BEEN SET

EXPO 2023 has been scheduled for October 20-22, 2023.

Hours will be 9am-5pm Friday, 8am-5pm Saturday, and 8am-3pm Sunday (limited dealers Sun).

The show will be held at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois.

This is a newer facility, with more square footage, restrooms, and easy access for the set up and tear down processes.

In 2023, admission to the show is still FREE FOR ANY WHO WISH TO ATTEND!!

The theme for EXPO 2023 will be 'The Devonian', and the keynote address will be given by Dr. Jed Day of Illinois State University.

     As always, MAPS needs articles for the annual EXPO Digest edition - they should be related to the topic of the Devonian. Articles can range from fully scientific to folksy - if you would like to submit an article for publication, please send your submissions or inquiries to one of the EXPO Digest editors, John Catalani or Chris Cozart;

     There is also the opportunity for interested persons to give one of the workshop talks at EXPO 2023 - these are held throughout the day both Friday and Saturday. These talks need to be fossil related, but do not have to be about the keynote theme of the Devonian. MAPS will provide the screen and projection equipment - you just need a copy of your presentation on a flash drive. Anyone interested in giving a presentation should contact   Dale Stout to inquire about being added to the schedule.

Jan-April 2023 Newsletter available now

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Jan-April 2023 Newsletter

Archived Newsletters from 2015 - 2022 Available Below

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May 2022 EXPO INFO Newsletter

June-September 2022 Newsletter

Jan-April 2022 Newsletter

June-September 2021 Newsletter
EXPO 2021 Newsletter

January-April 2021 Newsletter

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2020 Newsletter

Summer 2020 Newsletter

January-March 2020 Newsletter

EXPO 2020 Newsletter

Sept-November 2019 Newsletter

May-August 2019 Newsletter

January-March 2019 Newsletter

EXPO 2019 INFO Newsletter

May-August 2018 Newsletter

January-March 2018 Newsletter

MAPS Expo 2018 Informational Newsletter

May-August 2017 MAPS Newsletter

Jan-March 2017 MAPS Newsletter

MAPS EXPO 2017 Informational Newsletter

May-Aug 2016 Newsletter

May-Aug 2016 Newsletter

Jan-Mar 2016 Newsletter

MAPS Expo 2016 information

Sept-Nov 2015 MAPS Digest Newsletter

May-Aug 2015 MAPS Digest Newsletter

Jan-Mar 2015 MAPS Digest Newsletter

MAPS EXPO 2015 Info Digest Newsletter

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