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Heritage tourism grassroots effort
Heritage Tourism: Grassroots Effort

Heritage Tourism development seen as a preservation strategy

Economic benefits

1980s the emphasis was on “education with historic resources.” No funding.

National Trust (partnering with American Express) How to succeed in Heritage Tourism, 1993

Focus on Authenticity and quality

Preserve and Protect resources

Make sites come alive

Find the fit between your community and tourism

Collaborate


Heritage tourism grassroots effort1
Heritage Tourism: Grassroots Effort

Heritage Tourism development seen as a preservation strategy

Economic benefits

1980s the emphasis was on “education with historic resources.” No funding. Looking for value. What is the value of the National Register program?

National Trust (partnering with American Express) How to succeed in Heritage Tourism, 1993

Focus on Authenticity and quality

Preserve and Protect resources

Make sites come alive

Find the fit between your community and tourism

Collaborate


The dark side
the dark side

Push back to tourism

Commodification of History

Need for new locations (“Turning Up the Stage Lights”)

Regional Approaches

The New Millennium





Why tourism
Why Tourism?

Economic Benefits

Addressing the Dark Side


Commodification of history
Commodification of History

Developments use history to sell houses

  • Naming patterns

  • Theming of destinations


New values of preservation
New values of Preservation

Unappreciated aspects of our history

  • Technology

  • Native American

    regional approaches

  • Amish in Indiana


The new millenium
The New Millenium

Honoring the Past, Imaging the future

Saving and sharing what is valuable.


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