Heritage Tourism Award, 2015 Historic Preservation Awards

The Clio

The 2015 Heritage Tourism Award was presented to Dr. David Trowbridge, Associate Professor of History at Marshall University, for his development of the Clio.

Cultural heritage tourism is a buzz phrase very familiar to many people.  People are constantly on the look-out for new ways to market and promote historic properties for local and out-of-state visitors.  For the 2015 Heritage Tourism Award, PAWV is celebrating an exciting educational website and mobile application that presents endless possibilities for linking the ways we connect our heritage and travel.

The Clio as it is called guides the public to thousands of historical and cultural sites throughout the United States. Built by scholars for public benefit, each entry includes a concise summary and useful information about a historical site, museum, monument, landmark, or other site of cultural or historical significance. In addition, “time capsule” entries allow users to learn about historical events that occurred around them. Each entry offers turn-by-turn directions as well as links to relevant books, articles, videos, primary sources, and credible websites.Clio logo


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