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There's No Place Like Home: Travel in Montana

Program Description

Many baby boomers have new found time on their hands with which to explore the far-reaches of Montana. Additionally, many other baby boomers are retiring here and are looking for ways to connect with their new home. This program will provide an overview of exciting and interesting travel opportunities within our state's boundaries.

Topics

  • Follow the Lewis & Clark Trail
  • Montana Hot Springs
  • Montana's National Parks
  • Montana's State Parks
  • Montana Ghost Towns
  • Montana's Cultural Treasures
  • Montana Pow Wows
  • Montana's Top Historic Sites
  • Montana's Scenic Highways and Byways
  • Montana's Historic Lodges

Speakers

  • Representative from Montana's state travel office, Travel Montana. Representative from local Chambers of Commerce
  • Representative from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Parks Division.
  • Representative from Montana Historical Society.
  • Representative from Montana Art Council or from the Montana Committee for the Humanities.
  • Owner of any of Montana's hot springs.

Basics

  • This could be a weekly year-long series offered at your library, with each topic becoming a 1 ½ hour session on the best offerings. Auditorium-style seating.
  • Preparation time - 1 ½ hours for each session.

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Make It Special

  • Highlight aspects of your collection that especially relate to the topic of that evening's seminar.
  • Host a judged photo competition of "Best Montana Photos" and invite participants to submit their travel photos. Get a local business to donate a prize.
  • Serve up some Montana grub - local coffees and candies are inexpensive.

Market It

  • This is a program that will delight any age group so do mass marketing.
  • Distribute flyers to local businesses, travel agents, places of employment, restaurants, etc.
  • Ask your local newspaper to run a small ad for you for free. If your newspaper has a travel section, ask them to run an additional ad on the travel page.
  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov