NYS's tourism push is focusing more on our rich history and culture to help the economy. Visits from the President, the Governor's Tourism Summit and new PR campaign are all working toward this goal, but there needs to be more!
Assemblyman Steve Englebright of Setauket has introduced a bill (A. 6226A) to create a Commission on New York State History to coordinate state programs and elevate and strengthen public history in New York. "The state's historical assets are world class destinations for visitors from around the world and should be promoted as such," the bill declares. "Having the management, interpretation and promotion of the state's historical assets spread among several agencies and departments has often been detrimental to the full utilization of these assets for the people of the state."
Check out this article for more information on tourism and history in NYS.