Regional heritage association members and local government representatives are invited to “save the date” for a dynamic heritage workshop taking place in Cowichan on Friday, October 18, 2019.
Hosted by the Cowichan Valley Museum in cooperation with Heritage BC, Cowichan Tribes and Economic Development Cowichan, the Warmland Heritage Workshop is themed around linking heritage stories. The purpose of the event is to invite heritage representatives and local government to think differently about the concept of heritage storytelling and how best to support heritage. The event will provide examples of how shared history, First Nations heritage and today’s visitor preferences play a role in a contemporary storytelling.
The idea of creating the workshop emerged at Economic Development Cowichan over the past year as an opportunity for local heritage organizations to come together and share ideas on how to tell, promote and preserve local heritage. Cowichan Valley Museum agreed to take a lead role in organizing the event and in bringing together First Nations and Heritage BC members to take part in developing the workshop format.
The October 18 event will feature presentations and panel discussions with a wide variety of speakers – from provincial and municipal heritage planners to celebrated exhibit designers, First Nations representatives and tourism industry advisors.
Registration for the event will be posted on Eventbrite and a nominal fee will be charged for lunch. Activities will take place at the Ramada Inn in Duncan. To learn more about this event contact Kathryn Gagnon at the Cowichan Valley Museum at [email protected]