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Registration now open for January 24th workshop "Capitalizing on the Star‐Spangled Banner National Historic Trail: Tools and Tips for Expanding Your 1812 Programs and Projects."
Workshop at National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC for museums, sites and organizations interested in leveraging the Trail to expand partnerships and attract new audiences


Released 12/04/2012
Annapolis, Md

Join us for a day‐long workshop to learn and discuss how museums, sites and organizations can best partner with the National Park Service and the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail to interpret War of 1812‐related stories. Learn about interpretive tools and strategies and how to bolster your professional networks. Come prepared to share your successes with visitors and partnerships. Discover new approaches to replicate at your sites and in your communities.

When: January 24, 2013
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Curator‐led tour of the Gallery’s 1812: A Nation Emerges exhibit at 3:00 pm

View the draft agenda.

Where: National Portrait Gallery/ Smithsonian American Art Museum Multi‐purpose Center
Registration: Complete and submit the registration form, indicating your preference for one of the
following afternoon panel discussions:

  • Exploring non‐traditional partnerships: crossing institutional and geographic boundaries to enhance recreation, tourism and heritage opportunities
  • Updating and expanding your programs: re‐thinking your themes, target audiences and programming approaches for maximum impact
  • Using technology to reach new audiences: websites, apps, geotrails, virtual exhibits and tours

Due to space constraints, participation is limited to the first 50 paid registrations. Cost is $20 (lunch and materials).

Download the registration form.

Questions about the workshop? Contact or email Suzanne Copping at 410‐260‐2476.
Questions about registration? Contact or email Rod Cofield at 410‐222‐1919 x206.

Sponsors: This workshop is the second in a 3‐part series sponsored by the National Park Service in cooperation with Maryland Historical Trust and the National Portrait Gallery, the host of this event.

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