This sounds like an interesting program and it's cheap. A good opportunity to learn a lot, fast, on cultural heritage interpretation and communication.
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
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 21037, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Labels: cultural heritage/tourism, cultural planning, historiography, museums