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Workshop on cultural heritage tourism and the arts set for Feb. 11, Macon


Linda Geist
University of Missouri Extension
Phone: 573-882-9185

Published: Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

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Valerie Tate, 660-895-5123

MACON, Mo. – A program to help rural communities use tourism to promote economic development will be held in Macon on Feb. 11.

“Cultural Heritage Tourism and the Arts will help those interested in increasing tourism revenue by capitalizing on their cultural heritage and the arts in their communities,” said Valerie Tate, University of Missouri Extension program director in Linn County.

The program is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Comfort Inn, 1821 N. Missouri St., Macon. The MU Extension Community Arts Project and other partners sponsor the event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Speakers include Stephen Foutes of the Missouri Division of Tourism; Michael Gaines of the Hannibal Arts Council; and Kaye Malins, a volunteer at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline. Also presenting are MU Extension community development specialists Larry Dickerson, Connie Mefford and Georgia Stuart Simmons, and extension community arts specialist Lee Ann Woolery.

Pre-registration deadline is Jan. 31. The fee is $25 per person, or $20 each for multiple persons from the same organization. For more information, contact Jane Hunter at or 660-385-2173, or Larry Dickerson at or 573-445-9792.

For more information on the Community Arts Project, contact Lee Ann Woolery at or 573-884-9025.