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Missouri Humanities Council to Host Free Cultural Heritage Workshop in Louisiana

For the Courier-Post
Posted: May. 8, 2019 12:15 pm

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) wishes to extend an invitation to all interested in attending a free Cultural Heritage Workshop to learn how heritage and cultural can benefit your community from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (sign-in begins at 8:45 a.m.) Wednesday, June 19, at the Fourth Street Event Center, 121 N. 4th St. in Louisiana.

The workshop is free to attend and lunch will be provided, but registration is required in advance by visiting .

MHC began piloting Cultural Heritage Workshops as part of its Rural Heritage Program in late 2017, and the objective of these workshops is to provide the tools and resources necessary to strengthen cultural heritage programming in Missouri’s rural communities. This particular workshop will feature presentations from Arthur Mehrhoff, Ph.D. (Emeritus) and Chris Kempke of University of Missouri Extension on topics such as placemaking, tourism planning and leadership development.

"I’m very much looking forward to this workshop," says Maggie Neff, Director of Louisiana’s Unified Economic Development Council. "This is an exciting opportunity for us to learn how to better market our community and enhance our grant writing skills. Louisiana is rich in potential and any tools we can add to our toolbox will greatly benefit the city."

It is MHC’s goal to host these workshops statewide over the coming years to ensure they are reaching all areas of Missouri, especially those who are in most need of workshops of this kind. Sign up today to reserve your spot in Louisiana, or contact Caitlin Yager at or 314-781-9660 to learn more.

The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes a more thoughtful, informed, and civil society through Education, Family, Heritage and Veterans Programs and Grants. For more information about MHC, visit .

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