Save the date for Heritage Weekend 2011 - May 14-15 2011 !
Heritage Weekend's inaugural launch in 2009, which celebrated the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the Hudson and Champlain Valleys. The weekend long event was so successful that next year we are going to take it State wide!
The 2011 State Wide Heritage Weekend celebration will take place during the weekend of May 14th and May 15th, 2011. We are timing this event to coincide with "National Preservation Month" and the start of the summer tourism season, when many historic sites are opening for the year. Join us. You can bring the success of the 2009 event to your backyard in 2011!How can you be a part of Heritage Weekend?
Heritage Weekend will provide many ways for communities, organizations, historic sites, and museums to participate and kick off the tourist season with a bang! Heritage Weekend events can include special programs, free admission, discounts or any event that celebrates our heritage. Historic sites, museums, architecturally significant buildings, local historians and historical societies, battlefields, historic districts, and any resources that connects directly with New York State heritage are all invited to participate and get involved. While many of these resources are open on a regular basis, we also want to encourage sites that are not open to the public to open their doors for this special weekend. Participating sites will be featured in a promotional campaign designed to raise awareness of these resources and encourage the public to explore all reaches of New York State and learn more about our shared heritage.Spread the word!
Please help us spread the word and contact your Heritage partners. We're all very busy, if we all work together we can have an incredibly successful weekend that will create excitement and bring business and education across New York State! With your help we can make Heritage Weekend a "do not miss" event for your region!
If you manage, are involved in or know of someone who is associated with an organization, site or community in New York State that is interested in participating in this event, please save the date and please spread the word about this event.
We will soon be welcoming your events, discounts and program postings onwww.heritageweekend.org. More information about this exciting weekend will be coming to you soon! Please email Heather at email@example.com with questions about the 2011 Heritage Weekend.