O'Brien County Tourism To Host Management & Planning Workshop January 30th

O’Brien County Tourism will host the second workshop in a series of workshops funded by a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) FY2017 Iowa Tourism Grant cycle. This workshop will be facilitated by the Iowa Museum Association and is scheduled for January 30th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the O’Brien County Courthouse Assembly Room.

Organizations and individuals who will find this workshop especially helpful will be museum staff and board members, librarians and their board members, historical societies, and custodians of any historical collection.

Museums, libraries and other curators of history share a common mission of serving the

public and sharing their collections in an appropriate and efficient manner. They also share common challenges including meeting operation costs, staffing at appropriate levels and keeping their exhibits fresh and relevant to their community. This workshop will include instruction on resource allocation, increasing revenues and building audiences that will visit often and become more engaged with their museum.

Kiana Johnson, Director of O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation, stated this workshop series is being offered free of charge for our O’Brien County organizations and the final three workshops will cover Audience & Community Engagement; Interpretation; and Stewardship of Collections. Those who attend will be able to utilize the insights and resources gained in these workshops to help their organizations.


Registration for this event is required and the deadline to register is January 24th. For additional information or to register, please contact Kiana Johnson, O’Brien County Economic Development at 712.957.1313 or e-mail ocedc@tcaexpress.net.

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