Workshop: Harness the Power: Great Tours + Maine’s Tourism Industry = Museum Success

  • 08 Sep 2017
  • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Think Tank Biddeford, Pepperell Mill Campus, 40 Main St, Biddeford
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Harness the Power:

Great Tours + Maine's Tourism Industry = Museum Success

What goes in to creating an in-demand, dynamic historic tour? And once you have a great tour, how do you tap into Maine’s well-developed tourism industry to promote what your organization has to offer? 

Presented by members of the Biddeford Mills Museum, this workshop will help organizations/groups who wish to develop great quality historic tours, by sharing successful techniques for planning and executing a great tour program. Additionally, attendees will hear about the ways in which cultural organizations can take advantage of the marketing and advertising resources available through Maine’s well developed tourism industry. 

The workshop will conclude with a full Pepperell Mills tour led by the Biddeford Mills Museum Mill Vets.

Stick around after the workshop for a free MAM social mixer at the tasting room of the Banded Horn Brewing Company at 32 Main Street in downtown Biddeford, 4:30PM-6PM!

Pepperell Mills Tour

The historical tour is designed for those able to climb minimal stairs. Walking shoes should be worn. For safety reasons no open toed shoes are allowed. Children under the age of five (5) are discouraged from participating. A waiver is required to be signed for participation. An adult or guardian must sign for any participants under 18.

Your Presenters

The workshop will be presented by Board members and tour leaders from the Biddeford Mills Museum (BMM). The all-volunteer operated museum, and their incredibly successful tour program, have been an integral ingredient of Biddeford’s successful mill redevelopment over the last 10 years. BMM is a member of the Maine Tourism Association, and winner of the 2017 Originality Award at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

The Venue

Think Tank Biddeford is a professional coworking facility in the Pepperell Mill Campus in downtown Biddeford. Free parking is available at the public parking lot across Main Street on Foss Street. There are many other free public lots within a 5 minute walk. See this downtown Biddeford parking map.

Online registration will be open through September 5.  Maximum number of participants is 30.  To register after September 5, contact Renee DesRoberts at or 207-284-4181.

MAM members enjoy discounted registration (please log in first).  If you're not a member, join today!

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