Area Museums: Much More Than Glass Display Cases

Area Museums: Much More Than Glass Display Cases

Area Museums: Much More Than Glass Display Cases

By Mark Okrant

At the beginning of this decade, there were people in the U.S. tourism industry who felt the term “museum” was passé, an obstacle rather than an enticement to visitation. One thing is certain, culture and heritage-related activities are immensely popular in this country right now, as more than three-quarters of all travelers participate in them. For their part, American museums host nearly 850 million person-visits each year, a total that would make the most successful major league sports franchise envious.

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