Join us for our summer Virtual Cultural Heritage Workshop on ‘Heritage Tourism in Missouri’ on June 10th, 2021. 

Our cultural heritage workshops work to provide the tools and resources necessary for communities to re-evaluate their cultural heritage assets in an effort to begin or revive programming, tourism, and economic development opportunities in their area.

This one-day, three-part workshop will educate you on how to use your community’s cultural heritage, historic sites, and more as assets to draw in tourism and keep people exploring!

Finding your Travel M-O – 10:00 A.M.

Stephen Foutes, Director of the Missouri Division of Tourism, describes a broader look at tourism in Missouri, the current tourism climate in our state, and how heritage tourism impacts our communities.

Hwy 36 Heritage Alliance – 1:00 P.M.

Join Marci Bennett, Executive Director of the St. Joseph CVB, as she details the formation of the Highway 36 Heritage Alliance and learn how this regional approach works across multiple counties to market tourism and build upon one-another’s cultural heritage.

Building Your Heritage Tourism – 3:00 P.M.

Hear from Trish Erzfeld of Perry County Heritage Tourism and learn how one heritage tourism destination found strength within their rural county to develop their heritage tourism program by building, promoting and identifying new resources and cultural heritage assets.