Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

12/1/2006 - 1/31/2008

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$61,280.00 (approved)
$61,280.00 (awarded)

The Future of the Past: The Business of Cultural Heritage Tourism

FAIN: BC-50341-06

Virgin Islands Humanities Council (St. Thomas, VI 00802)
Roberta Q. Knowles (Project Director: May 2006 to November 2008)

To support a Cultural and Heritage Tourism conference and publication of the conference proceedings as well as a heritage tourism website focused on the history, culture and significant historical sites and structures in the Virgin Islands.

The Virgin Islands is exploring the economic benefits of preserving & promoting our culture & heritage through tourism—the mainstay of the Virgin Islands economy. The Virgin Islands Humanities Council, in support of the territory’s need to develop a successful cultural & heritage tourism product, is requesting $46,280 to execute a Cultural and Heritage Tourism Conference, a V.I. Heritage Tourism website & a publication of the conference proceedings to be widely disseminated.