Showcasing Local History: The Heritage Center in Modern Tourism

dc.contributor.advisor West, Carroll en_US Gideon, Sara Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember McIntyre, Rebecca en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Beeby, James en_US
dc.contributor.department History en_US 2014-06-02T18:55:07Z 2014-06-02T18:55:07Z 2013-10-30 en_US
dc.description.abstract Heritage centers play a prominent role in the modern American tourism industry. Acting as a combination of a welcome center and a museum, these centers introduce visitors to the history and culture of a specific society and geographic place and cater to tourists who are looking for authentic local experiences. The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County provides a case study for a successful heritage center, while the future Sumner County Music and Heritage Center provides a new opportunity for a development plan based on the successful center in Murfreesboro. Utilizing the best practices from the case study and implementing new ideas can catapult Sumner County into an ideal heritage tourism location. This study traces the evolution of the heritage center concept and then evaluates how this concept can be used to benefit Sumner County. en_US M.A. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.subject American South en_US
dc.subject Heritage center en_US
dc.subject Heritage tourism en_US
dc.subject.umi History en_US
dc.subject.umi American history en_US
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters en_US
dc.title Showcasing Local History: The Heritage Center in Modern Tourism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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