St. Louis & Interpretation Analysis

Today’s Museum Minute features special guest Rich Cooper (@NURFCrich). Rich, Interpretative Services Manager at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (and a fellow Bearcat alum! Go UC!), is here to tell us about how the NURFC’s recent trip to St. Louis will assist in guiding his interpretive plan for next year.

Let me start off by saying, yes, the NURFC’s Education trip was very fun (St. Louis is a great city!) but it was also very educational! How about that!

Rich asked those of us on the trip (docents, staff and even our bus driver) to fill out worksheets analyzing the tour experience at each of our destinations. Why?

Rich wants to rebuild the NURFC’s tour experience. Pretty exciting stuff!

Watch the video below to learn more.

Thanks, Rich!

To download the tour analysis worksheet Rich put together, with the assistance of Great Tours!: Thematic Tours and Guide Training for Historic Sites, click here: St. Louis Tour Worksheet.

Stay tuned for more Museum Minute World (really, er, National) Tour, St. Louis posts.

2 thoughts on “St. Louis & Interpretation Analysis

  1. Great post and such a creative idea for the docents. Great inspiration for my volunteer program’s docent field trips! Hope you got a chance to check out the Missouri Botanical Garden’s lantern festival while you were in town.

    • Thanks for checking out Museum Minute, Carolyn! We had a “free” day while we were visiting St. Louis and a few of us stumbled upon the Lantern Festival in the hotel magazine. We made it at the end of a very long day; we visited the Old Courthouse, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, St. Louis Zoo and then the Missouri Botanical Garden. It was amazing (and the perfect way to end the day)! We made it in just enough time to see the lanterns in the daylight and lit up. Have you had an opportunity to check it out?

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