Talk of the Towns 7/10/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Topic: Beyond the Velvet Rope: Stewards of History, Energizers of Community
What are some of the traditional ways we have celebrated and conserved local historical resources leading up until today? What are some examples of traditional success? What happened to “cultural tourism” as a salvation? What are the challenges that traditional approaches have revealed?
Implications for local historic sites and others engaged in conserving and celebrating historical resources?
What does the future hold for historic sites and other resources, in relationship to their communities?

Guests: Joshua Torrance, Executive Director, Woodlawn, and others

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