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Community Partnership Program and Community Leadership in History Program
“This Place Matters” Community Partnership Program
Preservation Oklahoma Responsibilities
1. Develop program and flyers for tour or lecture to include photos and cover the printing costs up to $200.00. Advertising will be placed on the POK website and Quarterly Newsletter if notice is given on dates and participating communities in time. Newsletters are published March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15. All dates and locations must be submitted to POK by these dates to be included.
2. Develop all Press Releases and submit them to local/area/state publications.
3. Provide architectural guidance for each structure if the program is a tour.
4. Provide expert presenter/discussant and guidance for each lecture if the program is a lecture series.
5. Provide advice to each partner community organization regarding scheduling and fees.
6. Provide free admission to each participating property owner (2 tickets per property) to the Overholser Mansion in OKC.
In the event the program is a lecture, POK will provide 10 admission tickets to the participating organization or community.
1. Secure cooperating property owners’ permission to include home or building or church on the tour if the program is a tour (need 5 to 7 structures for a tour).
2. Determine a mutually agreeable date for the program (in cooperation with POK).
3. Provide photos and brief history/date of construction of each structure to POK for program development.
4. Sell tickets to program (recommended price per ticket is $10.00) for tour programs.
5. Lecture programs are not good fund raisers, but can raise awareness of architectural styles, historic preservation’s economic impact on a community, improvement of property values etc…Lectures are another way to build organizational membership.
6. Secure cooperation from organizational members or community members to sit At each property during the tour to take tickets or sell tickets. Tickets should be made available at each property. For lectures, organizational or community members should be available to sit at a registration desk for membership building data collection.
7. POK recommends that a light refreshments type reception be held at the end of the tour or lecture for participants to share their experiences and learn more about the community, the organization, and POK.
Church groups, arts and culture groups, civic organizations, youth groups are excellent volunteers for contributing food and time to a reception. Museums, churches, Chamber of Commerce rooms are good places for a reception. Preferably an historic structure could be used for this purpose.
8. The organization can expect to bring in substantial unrestricted funds from a tour and each member is encouraged to sell a minimum number of tickets depending on the size of the community. There are always “walk-ins” who will purchase tickets at the door.
Recommended Structures for Tours: Homes, Churches, Schools, University Buildings, Libraries, Separate Schools, Adaptive Re-Use Buildings, and Government Buildings.
Recommended Topics for Lectures: Community history, leading characters of the community, unique events in history, settlement patterns of region, interesting people, archaeological digs or findings, architecture of the community and migration patterns of pioneers to region.