Heritage events are excellent opportunities to engage a captive audience, and thus to deliver key messages about local heritage work.
Some things to keep in mind for communication opportunities that can be delivered at a heritage event:
- Introductory remarks – include in these remarks a clear and concise message about your group and its mandate; if appropriate include messages about heritage in general, and community heritage. The entry in this section on Key Heritage Messages can inform these remarks.
- Thank people who have volunteered to help with the event – name them if there is time. Consider providing an anecdote about the volunteers.
- Thank funders who have supported the event – name them and consider providing a general anecdote about funding.
- If you have a keynote speaker or special guests, provide them with some key facts about the community, your group's mandate, and the general information about community heritage noted above.