Tuesday, January 20, 2009

LAHA Meeting on Heritage Tourism: 1/31/09

On Saturday, January 31 from 10:15am until 12noon, the L.A. Heritage Alliance will be holding their first quarter LAHA meeting. This important meeting will feature Michael McDowell of the LA Visitors & Convention Bureau who will discuss ways to understand and capture the L.A. tourist market. He will share some of the latest details of tourists in L.A., offer ways in which you can market your organization to them, and present a free partnership idea for marketing with the Visitor's Bureau. This is an important step in meeting the L.A.H.A. mission of promoting our collective heritage in a collaborative way. You won't want to miss this!

We will also be discussing the L.A. Heritage Day (set for Sunday,March 22, 2009) and giving you all an update on our signature annual event. Information and an application for participation will be sent shortly to organizations.

We'll be meeting at the historic L.A. Central Library at 10:15am in Meeting Room B thanks to Linda Moussa of the History Department. We are meeting at this time so that people can arrive JUST AFTER 10am so everyone can park for the extreme value of $1 all day in the lot at 524 South Flower Street (Garage). See Directions and Parking below for more details.

Finally, please share this with other historical societies,preservation groups, and museums so we have a good turn out on January 31st for the presentation.

Please RSVP if you'll be attending by email or by calling 213-247-3993.

Central Library Directions & Parking:For directions to the library, visit http://www.lapl.org/central/directions.html.

Public Transportation: The Metro Blue Line and Metro Red Line both have stops near Central Library. Most buses which come downtown stop near the Central Library. Check the metro.net website for rates, routes and schedules.

Parking: The Los Angeles Public Library does not own or operate public parking facilities in the vicinity of the Central Library. In an attempt to assist users in locating reasonable parking, the Library has negotiated reduced rate parking at the lot listed below. Validation rates are in effect ONLY during the hours the library is open to the public. They cannot validate parking for cars entering prior to the Library's opening or remaining after the Library is closed. If visitors enter or leave the garage when the library is closed, they will be charged the Market Rate for the entire visit, even with library validation.

Parking validation is available at the Library Information Desk (first floor), patrons can obtain validation upon presenting a LAPL library card. The validation is a barcode imprinted on the parking ticket. For more information on $1 Parking, visit: http://www.lapl.org/central/parking.html

About the L.A. Heritage Alliance: The L.A. Heritage Alliance's mission is to increase communication & collaboration among heritage groups in Los Angeles. All museums, historical societies, preservation organizations and cultural groups located in the Los Angeles region are invited to participate in the quarterly meetings that address specific topics to enhance the ability of these groups to preserve and promote our collective heritage. The L.A. Heritage Alliance also is responsible for special projects like the annual "L.A. Heritage Day." More can be found at www.laheritage.blogspot.com.

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