Tentative Regional Meeting Schedule — Rome, GA: Saturday, March 5, 2016

  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. Coffee and Refreshments
  • 9:45-10:00 a.m. Welcome from WGTHT Staff and Meeting Host
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. Session 1: Storytelling
    • Brad Hayes, Social Studies and Special Education Teacher at Eastbrook Middle School in Dalton and a historian of Trion Mill
    • Leon Shiver, Anchor Duck reunion organizer
    • Tim Reynolds, Restoration Lindale
    • Lydia Simpson, Doctoral Candidate at Middle Tennessee State University and historian of Tubize Chatillon/Celanese Mill of Rome
  • 11:00-11:15 a.m. Break
  • 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 2: Marketing Panel
    • Janet Cochran, Regional Tourism Project Manager for Historic High Country for GDED
    • Debby Long, Director of Operations of the Dalton Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau
    • Leigh Barba, Executive Director of the Rome Area History Museum
    • Kristi Kent, Communication Director of Greater Rome Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • 12:15-1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45 p.m. Regional Roundtable
  • 1:45 -2:00 p.m. Closing Statements
  • 2:00 p.m. Textile History Tour (optional)
    • Chieftains Museum, Kamil McElwee

Meeting Host:

Chieftains Museum – Major Ridge Home
501 Riverside Pkwy NE, Rome, GA 30161
(706) 291-9494