Auburn Writers Conference


Heritage Tourism





Discussion Questions
  • How do large-scale efforts to develop heritage tourism – for example, the establishment of heritage areas – affect the way public historians and community members understand, interpret, and market the area’s history?
  • How does the desire to attract tourism shape the ways in which communities and historians approach sensitive historical subjects?
  • How can public historians and planners involve communities in planning for and implementing heritage tourism?
  • What role do/should trained public historians play in developing heritage tourism plans?  What role do/should community members play?
  • Does heritage tourism affect rural and urban communities differently?

Last updated January 18, 2012