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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 Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
  • Date of VisitJul 29, 2022
  • Visiting Commissioner's NameTyler Dunegan
  • Name, Title, Email and Telephone Number of I.C. Personnel InterviewedSherry Hawkins, Park Interpreter
  • What are your regular hours?Wednesday through Saturday 8am - 5pm
  • What is your admission pricing?Free
  • How many visitors do you see annually?8000
  • 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?Yes
  • 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 Mississippi County
  • How could the state or national MRPC help your interpretive center?Better promotion
  • What do you need from us?Promotion
  • How have you worked with the MRPC in the past?Displaying materials, hosted commission meetings, direct contact with state director
  • How does being affiliated with the Great River Road help your visitation?Many stop in that are traveling the GRR
  • 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 and we direct people up GRR to Sans Souci park
  • 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?Various programming and advertising
  • 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?Never closed but attendance severely diminished
  • How are you planning to adjust or how have you adjusted in 2022?Offering new programming
  • What do you see as the long-term impacts?Lower attendance
  • How can MRPC help with regard to the impacts of Covid?

National Office Contact Information


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