Attending the ICOMOS General Assembly meeting in Sydney this September, I experienced a very respectful recognition of Indigenous Tribes in Australia. Every tour guide, conference speaker, and even the pilot of a Qantas flight, began their “Welcome to Country” by “recognizing the traditional owners of this land” then citing the name of the specific tribe, […]
As a follow-up to the inaugural Appalachian MapGuide produced in partnership with National Geographic, the Appalachian Regional Commission contracted for a map guide focusing on scenic and historic drives. The result was a regional guide to Appalachian byways and scenic highways. The popularity of these two map guides led to a third map guide focusing […]
Thematic trails often use intangible or tangible culture and heritage to define their emphasis and are not always linear. Unlike recreational trails that are often built to establish a hiking or biking path, thematic trails focus on existing assets that can be linked together based on criteria. The most notable thematic trails focus on food, […]
These five principles originated during Hargrove’s tenure with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. They have stood the test of time, and are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.
In 1989 I had the great privilege of working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation on a new initiative to study the relationship between preservation and promotion. That initiative led to a heritage tourism movement that has lasted three decades, in part to five principles guiding asset-based economic development. These five principles continue to […]