O’Brien County Tourism to Host Interpretation and Audience & Community Engagement Workshops March 27

O’Brien County Tourism will host a morning and an afternoon workshop that are both part of a series of workshops funded by a grant from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) FY2017 Iowa Tourism Grant cycle.

These workshops will be facilitated by the Iowa Museum Association and are scheduled for March 27 from 8:00 a.m. until noon and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Hall in Sanborn with a lunch provided between the two sessions.

Organizations and individuals who will find these workshops especially helpful will be museum staff and board members, librarians and their board members, historical societies, and custodians of any historical collection.

The Interpretation Workshop will be held during the morning session. This workshop will be led by Josh Waddle, Curator of the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo.

The Audience and Community Engagement Workshop will be held during the afternoon session. This hands-on workshop will have participants develop an institutional inventory of audience experiences and will pinpoint areas for development that both align with their mission and address the unmet needs in their community. Participants will work in teams to apply best practices in the collaborative process and facilitated discussions will cover a variety of topics.  

Kiana Johnson, Director of O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation, stated this workshop series is being offered free of charge and the final workshop will cover Stewardship of Collections.

Registration for these workshops is required and the 
deadline to register is noon on March 23.

For additional information or to register, please contact Kiana Johnson, O’Brien County Economic Development at 712.957.1313 or email 

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