historic tourism http://wamc.org en Scenic Byway Campaign Aims to Discover Hidden Gems http://wamc.org/post/scenic-byway-campaign-aims-discover-hidden-gems <p>Scenic roads are a staple of western Massachusetts, and a new marketing campaign is trying to make sure people know what that part of the state has to offer.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:40:18 +0000 Jim Levulis 71056 at http://wamc.org Scenic Byway Campaign Aims to Discover Hidden Gems Fort Ticonderoga Reports Growth in Visits and Revenue http://wamc.org/post/fort-ticonderoga-reports-growth-visits-and-revenue <p>Fort Ticonderoga, one of the nation's oldest historic sites, is reporting increases in attendance, revenues and donations during its 2012 season.<br><br>It was only a few years ago that Fort Ticonderoga’s financial situation was so tenuous that there was talk it would have to shut down for a season or auction part of its collection of artifacts and artwork to raise money. Officials at the Fort executed a comprehensive plan to fortify its financial stability, completing Phase One in March.&nbsp; Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO Beth Hill says their efforts led to a remarkable season. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 52910 at http://wamc.org