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Tourism Tuesday: National Tourism Week & ShenCo Local History Weekend

7 May 2019

We were in the studio today for Tourism Tuesday – Shenandoah County edition – with Kary Haun from Shenandoah County Tourism and her guest, Zach Hottle, Archivist with Shenandoah County Library.

Kary told us about National Tourism Week, happening May 5 – May 11, 2019. This week highlights the important economic role tourism plays in communities across the country. Shenandoah County uses this week to is time to encourage LOCALS to enjoy all of the cool things that a tourist might enjoy right here in your own back yard. Local businesses and attractions will be offering special incentives and discounts to locals only during the week of May 5-11, 2019. All you need to do is show up and present ID that proves you live in Shenandoah County. You can get a full list of those specials on their website: https://visitshenandoahcounty.com/event/national-tourism-week-2019/

Zach told us about Local History Weekend happening Friday, May 10 & Saturday, May 11, 2019. Eight Shenandoah County sites will be co-sponsoring an inaugural “Local History Weekend” designed to welcome individuals to visit the museums, archives, and historic sites that help care for and share the stories from our area’s past. These eight sites will be sponsoring a “Hunt for History” scavenger hunt where individuals who visit a certain number of sites will be entered to win a local history prize pack. Anyone interested in participating in this hunt should pick up a passport from participating institutions during the event and return it to the site which they visit last. Visitors to four sites will receive a single entry in the raffle while visitors to all eight sites will receive two entries. Share your pictures from the event via social media using #ShenCoHstry For questions or more information contact Archivist Zachary Hottel at (540)984-8200 or visit their website: https://countylib.org/local-history/1445-history-weekend.html

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