This program offers help in revitalizing Main Streets, with historic preservation as a major component. The Main Street approach uses these principles:
MANY helpful books, including:
and many more.
Cultural Heritage Tourism website: Five principles and four steps for successful heritage tourism development--and LOTS of resources.
Publications: A wide variety of materials on cultural heritage tourism topics, including museums, arts, tours, interpretation, public relations, and hospitality.
Cultural Heritage Tourism Resource Manual: Describes 40 national organizations that provide heritage tourism support services.
Committed to protecting and promoting the cultural, historical and natural assets of a region, National Heritage Areas play a vital role in maintaining both the physical character and the cultural legacy of the United States. Heritage areas incorporate heritage resources, interesting stories, and public-private partnerships.
This toolkit helps tribes (and others) with important funding sources. It provides steps for forming an action committee, preparing plans, analyzing the market, and implementing your plan.
The toolkit addresses the topics of benefiting from visitor traffic, attracting more visitors, product creation, leadership, and conveying a strong sense of people and place to visitors.
From the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
The Utah Office of Tourism offers an annual conference and marketing opportunities.
This coalition--sponsored by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies--seeks to be a catalyst for and leader in cultural and heritage tourism. Coalition members include arts, humanities, tourism and heritage organizations as well as federal agencies.
Historic roads have contributed to our culture in a meaningful way, through design, experience, or association.
Historic Roads website: This site discusses the identification, preservation, and management of historic roads.
Scenic Byways: This program preserves scenic byways to promote tourism and economic development along natural, scenic, cultural, historic, recreational, and/or archaeological corridors.
Envision Utah: An organization formed to help guide quality growth in Utah.
Creative Community Builder's Handbook: How to Transform Communities Using Local Assets, Arts, and Culture, by Tom Borrup. This book about creating healthy, thriving communities through culture contains research, strategies, case studies, and practical steps, worksheets, and more.
This excellent toolkit, created by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, helps communities define, identify, inventory, map, and prioritize critical lands, including heritage landscapes.
This toolkit for nonprofit organizations, offered by the Utah Arts Council, has links to resources about planning, technology, volunteers, leadership, measures, marketing, business models, fundraising, and more.
Heritage Tourism Handbook: A How-To Guide for Georgia. Produced by the Georgia Historic Preservation Division, this handbook is packed with lots of helpful information.