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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 Gateway Museum
  • Date of VisitJul 28, 2022
  • Visiting Commissioner's NameTyler Dunegan
  • Name, Title, Email and Telephone Number of I.C. Personnel InterviewedLeslie Hester
  • What are your regular hours?1-5 Tuesvthrough Fri10-4 Sat
  • What is your admission pricing?Free
  • How many visitors do you see annually?3000
  • Does I.C. have a website?Yes
  • 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?Yes
  • Facebook URL
  • Do you carry GRR maps or rack cards for sale, distribution or on display?No
  • Do you display a GRR banner or other signage?No
  • 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?All in Missco
  • How could the state or national MRPC help your interpretive center?Send signage and promotional materials Advertisement
  • What do you need from us?See above
  • How have you worked with the MRPC in the past?Work with commissioners and to become an interpretative center Presentations
  • How does being affiliated with the Great River Road help your visitation?Receive lots of visitors from all over the country
  • 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?No
  • Do people know about this designation and why it matters?No
  • How does your organization currently connect visitors to the Mississippi River and the Great River Road?Exhibits focusing on farming and prior civilizations dependence on the River. Flooding and the steel industry as well as The great earthquake.
  • 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?Yes
  • 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?Rotate exhibits Speaker series
  • 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?We were closed for an entire year. Visitors numbers have been way down but are starting to pick back up.
  • How are you planning to adjust or how have you adjusted in 2022?Opening earlier - additional four hours each week
  • What do you see as the long-term impacts?Lower Visitor numbers and the loss of public support.
  • How can MRPC help with regard to the impacts of Covid?Advertising and exposure. The fact that people can find us. COVID Has helped in terms of people driving the grr.

National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
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