Join the National Park Service and interpretive experts in two-day workshops that use local landscapes and historic sites as the context for developing and presenting meaningful and engaging tours. The content uses stories of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, but the techniques you will learn can be applied to other subjects and sites.
The historic trail is a significant marketing tool for Maryland’s charming small towns, coastal areas, and historic cities. Research from Maryland Office of Tourism showed that 75% of Star-Spangled Spectacular visitors were interested in learning more about the legacy of the Star-Spangled Banner. Sixty-three percent are interested in exploring the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail connecting War of 1812 sites.
Two two-day sessions are offered. Session 1, on April 13-14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will highlight tour sites at the Calvert Marine Museum, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Sotterley Plantation and the town of Benedict. A water tour on the Patuxent River is included. Attendees will learn techniques for delivering content and creating experiences for adults. To register: http://ow.ly/L4JOM
Session 2, on April 20-21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., begins at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum and includes the towns of Benedict and Upper Marlboro and a boat tour of St. Leonards Creek. Attendees will learn techniques for delivering content and serving multi-generational audiences. To register: http://ow.ly/L4JV6
The training will be conducted by noted historian and author Ralph Eshelman and museum education consultants Beth Maloney and Robert Forloney.
Thanks to additional sponsorships, the cost is now only $30 per two-day session and includes light breakfast snacks and lunch for both days, guided bus tour and boat ride, take-home training materials, and two books about the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Space is limited to 25 people per session. To register, click on the corresponding links above. Contact Kate Marks with questions, 410-260-2480 or email@example.com.
The workshop has been financed in part by the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission (an instrumentality of the State of Maryland,) and coordinated by the National Park Service.