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Great River Road Network of Interpretive Centers Visit Checklist

State Commissioner visits annually or bi-annually by making an appointment with the I.C. Director or appropriate personnel.

The goal is to develop a stronger relationship between the Interpretive Centers (I.C.) and the MRPC.

During the visit, the commissioner will review the checklist and share new or ongoing information about the MRPC. The talking points should include benefits of being an I.C. (e.g., featured on website, printed maps, social media, itineraries and more.)

  • Interpretive Center Visited Delta Cultural Center
  • Date of VisitAug 2, 2022
  • Visiting Commissioner's NameJoe St. Columbia
  • Name, Title, Email and Telephone Number of I.C. Personnel InterviewedKyle Miller
  • What are your regular hours?8:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday
  • What is your admission pricing?free
  • How many visitors do you see annually?20,000
  • Does I.C. have a website?No
  • Website URL
  • Do you have a button on your website with the Great River Road logo and link to the website?Yes
  • URL to page where button is located
  • When will you be adding a logo and link?
  • Do you have a Facebook page?No
  • Facebook URL
  • Do you carry GRR maps or rack cards for sale, distribution or on display?Yes
  • Do you display a GRR banner or other signage?Yes
  • Are your frontline personnel knowledgable of the GRR? Do they receive any formal training?Yes
  • Do you have photos or video of your I.C. to share for promotional use?Yes
  • What other Interpretive Centers do you communicate with regarding GRR activities?Mississippi River State Park
  • How could the state or national MRPC help your interpretive center?Provide more literature about interpretive centers near us.
  • What do you need from us?More literature
  • How have you worked with the MRPC in the past?no
  • How does being affiliated with the Great River Road help your visitation?People come with their passport books and visit our museum.
  • Do many people visit your IC because they are travelling the Great River Road?Yes
  • Has the status as an All-American Road led to more visitation?Yes
  • Do people know about this designation and why it matters?Yes
  • How does your organization currently connect visitors to the Mississippi River and the Great River Road?We point them to other interpretive centers and we are right on the river so direct them to the river walkway and landing.
  • Are the descriptions for your listing on the National Great River Road website and, if applicable, on your state’s Great River Road website up to date?No
  • Please send updated information as needed, along with a photo (or photos) that you’d like us to use for promotional purposes.
  • What are you doing to engage diverse audiences?We recruit programs of great diversity. We have had a three year series on the Civil War. Those programs have been by people of diversity and have been a draw for people of diversity.
  • Is the contact information on you website up to date?Yes
  • Please send updated information as needed, include a phone number and email contact?
  • COVID-19 Impacts
  • How has Covid affected your staff and visitation at your IC over the past two years?Our attendance was significantly down and is just beginning to increase.
  • How are you planning to adjust or how have you adjusted in 2022?We are now open on a regular schedule and have returned to our series of regular exhibits and programs.
  • What do you see as the long-term impacts?We plan for more people to visit and attend in an effort to return to normal.
  • How can MRPC help with regard to the impacts of Covid?I can't think of anything right now.

National Office Contact Information


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