Lecture Series to Focus On History And Economic Planning

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: March 31, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Innovative approaches that link history and heritage to development planning on a regional basis will be explored in a series of free public lectures to be held from April 10 through May 13 at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

The series will be presented by the University at Buffalo Graduate Group on Industrial Heritage Policy and the historical society.

Associate sponsors are the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Landmark Society of Niagara Frontier and the Preservation Coalition of Erie County.

All lectures will be held at 7:30 p.m.

€ April 10: "Strategies for Regional Heritage and Development," James Pepper, assistant field director, National Park Service, Philadelphia.

€ April 24: "Whose Heritage," Martha Norkunas, Center for American History, University of Texas, and former research director, Lowell National Historical Park.

€ April 28: "Heritage Tourism as Economic Development: Tips, Techniques and Traps," Elaine Van S. Carmichael, Economics Research Associates, Washington, D.C.

€ May 6: "Industrial Heritage in the U.S. and Europe," Thomas Leary and Elizabeth Sholes, Industrial Research Associates, Buffalo.

€ May 12: "Getting the Story Straight: The First Step in Effective Downtown Development," Michael and Carrie N. Kline, folklorists and oral historians formerly with the Wheeling (W. Va.) National Heritage Area Corp.

The day after each lecture, the individual speakers will conduct hands-on consultations with a variety of community and policy groups.

For more information, call Christopher Payne, 829-3485, ext. 309.