Interpretation Planning: Why, How and So What?

Friday, October 8 - 1:00 to 2:15pm


M. Christine Castle, Consultant, Museum Education & Interpretation (Moderator); Sheila Johnson, Executive Director, Fanshawe Pioneer Village; Diane Boyer; Katrina Pyke, Coordinator, Museum Operations, Pickering Museum Village

Take a look at the theory and explore the real-life experiences of three historic sites with interpretation planning. Why did they do it? How did they do it? And what difference do they hope such planning will make in terms of attracting visitors and making a difference in their lives?

Session participants will understand that the impact of interpretive programs depends upon early decisions regarding subject matter and methodology and their relevance to both visitors and the site.

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