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Cultural Heritage Workshop

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

9 am to 4 pm. Registration at 8:45 am

Historic 4th Street Theatre

110 N. Fourth Street, Moberly, MO


The workshop is FREE and includes lunch! RSVP is required.

Assisting local communities in developing cultural heritage initiatives that foster community and economic development, develop a sense of place and instill community pride

In this one-day workshop, participants will learn how culture, heritage and the arts can be an addition to and diversification of traditional community and economic development practices and how projects and initiatives with this focus can favorably impact local and regional economies.

Participants will engage in experiential learning with leading edge thinkers providing practical application on this topic: Strategies for community and economic development in the 21st century as applied to rural communities.

This workshop will provide tools to help community members evaluate their cultural, historic and artistic assets and determine how to utilize those assets to promote local community and economic development. In this educational workshop participants will learn:

 How a community’s culture, history and creative population can be a cornerstone for community and economic development with examples from communities across Missouri and the nation.

 How to assess if cultural heritage tourism is a fit for your community or region.

 How to plan for, develop, implement, and evaluate cultural heritage and arts-based initiatives, events and projects from a community standpoint.

 How initiatives focused on culture, history or the arts can contribute to community pride, stability, growth, preservation and protection of resources, and economic development in a community or region.

Who should attend?

 Those who deal specifically with culture, history, community or economic development, tourism, or the arts. Those involved in community decision making, such as: tourism directors, city managers, chamber of commerce directors, librarians, educators, theatre directors, parks and recreation directors or cultural affair directors. Also, those working in conservation and natural resource departments, Main Street organizations, and community betterment groups. Artisans, crafts-people, historians, architects, community activity coordinators and agri-business entrepreneurs would also benefit.

The RSVP Eventbrite web link will be available soon. Stay tuned for more information.

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This workshop is co-sponsored by Missouri Humanities Council, MU Extension and Main Street Moberly, Inc.


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