Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Cultural heritage interpretation training workshop (War of 1812)

This sounds like an interesting program and it's cheap. A good opportunity to learn a lot, fast, on cultural heritage interpretation and communication.

From email:

Capitalizing on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail: 
Tools and Tips for Expanding Your 1812 Programs and Projects

A Workshop for Trail Partner Sites, Interpreters and Tourism Professionals

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Join us for a day-long workshop to learn and discuss how museums, sites and organizations can best partner with the National Park Service and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail to interpret War of 1812-related stories.  
  • Learn about interpretive tools and strategies.
  • Strengthen your professional networks. 
  • Share your successes with visitors and partnerships. 
  • Discover new approaches to replicate at your sites and in your communities.
January 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian American Art Museum Multi-purpose Center 
Curator-led tour of the Gallery's 1812 exhibit at 3:00 pm

Read the agenda, and submit the registration form, indicating your preference for one of the following afternoon panel discussions:
  • Exploring non-traditional partnerships: crossing institutional and geographic boundaries to enhance recreation, tourism and heritage opportunities
  • Updating and expanding your programs: re-thinking your themes, target audiences and programming approaches for maximum impact
  • Using technology to reach new audiences: websites, apps, geotrails, virtual exhibits and tours
Due to space constraints, participation is limited to the first 50 paid registrations. Cost is $20 (lunch and materials). Checks should be made to Maryland Association of History Museums, c/o Rod Cofield, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Rd., Edgewater MD

This workshop is the second in a 3-part series sponsored by the National Park Service in cooperation with Maryland Historical Trust. For more information, contact Suzanne Copping at             410-260-2476

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