National Archives as a Destination

National Archive Building, WashingtonWhen planning a family trip to Ottawa a visit to Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is on the itinerary of very few Canadians.  The lack of visitors center and recent cut to open research hours makes visiting LAC difficult for researchers, let alone tourists.  LAC has no formal tourism competent and many … Continue reading National Archives as a Destination

French River Visitor’s Centre

Despite having driven by the French River rest stop and Visitor's Centre on Hwy 69 dozens of time, I hadn't been inside the facility until this past week. I was thoroughly surprised by Centre's content -- it has more interactive displays than most small museum curators dream of --one of the benefits of Provincial funding … Continue reading French River Visitor’s Centre

June’s #builtheritage Chat

The topic for June's #builtheritage twitter chat was heritage tourism.   The chat was moderated by @PresConf and @jonaskayla.  The chat provided an interesting look into the planning, organization, and success of heritage tourism. The first portion of the chat focused on the question What tips do you have for starting a heritage tourism program in … Continue reading June’s #builtheritage Chat