Crawford County officials expect another big year for tourism


ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH 2019, CRAWFORD COUNTY IS EXPECTING ANOTHER BIG YEAR FOR TOURISM IN THE AREA. LAST YEAR, CRAWFORD COUNTY SAW MORE THAN 100 THOUSAND NIGHTS BOOKED AT LOCAL HOTELS. SPORTING EVENTS HELD AT PSU, THE FREE DENTAL CLINIC HELD IN APRIL AND TOURISTS COMING TO DIFFERENT MUSEUMS ALL PLAYED A ROLE. A NEW MUSEUM JUST OPENED, THE GIRARD HISTORICAL MUSUEM. MONTHS AGO, IT WAS AT RISK OF BEING SHUT DOWN DUE TO MONEY ISSUES. BUT THE VISITORS BUREAU IS SEEING A GREAT INTEREST AND THEY PLAN ON ADDING THEM TO THE FUNDING ROSTER. Devin Gorman, Crawford County Visitors Bureau”When people things to do is to visit a museum and learn about the history and there’s so much history here that attracts people. And with Girard having what they do with the Little Blue Books and the Appeal to Reason there’s a whole other segment to that can now brought that is of interest.” OTHER MUSEUMS RECEIVING FUNDING FROM THE COUNTY INCLUDE THE MINER’S HALL MUSUEM IN FRANKLIN AND THE CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM IN PITTSBURG. AFTER COUNTY HELP, THE GIRARD HISTORY MUSEUM WILL BE FUNCTIONING ON THE SAME LEVEL AS OTHER MUSEUMS, BEING OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

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