Accokeek Heritage Tourism Study
Undertaken for the Greater Accokeek Civic Association, the Accokeek Foundation, and the Alice Ferguson Foundation, the Accokeek Heritage Tourism Study will identify and analyze heritage resources and the pressures they face, determine how best to make those resources known or better known, and identify common heritage themes to enhance connectivity and accessibility.
Solutions identified in the study will not threaten the resources themselves or the community’s quality of life. The study will focus on the four major categories of resources described within the 2013 Approved Subregion 5 Master Plan, Planning Areas 83 and 84 (portions of): archeological, historical, and cultural resources; architectural resources; natural resources; and recreational resources.
The final draft study is being edited for publication and will be published in the spring.
The consultant team presented the draft report to the steering committee at the December 15, 2022 Work Session, and committee comments on the report content were discussed. The consultant's presentation may be viewed here: Accokeek Heritage Tourism Study Presentation on Draft Report.
Work Session III, December 15, 2022
The steering committee met with the consultant team to discuss the draft report. View the consultant's Presentation.
Work Session II, June 22, 2022
The steering committee met with the consultants to provide guidance on the identified heritage themes.
Work Session I, October 12, 2021
The steering committee met with the consultants to identify initial heritage themes and resources and plan for the study tour. view the consultant's Presentation.
|Planning Board Approval||June 3, 2021|
|Project kickoff meeting||August 16, 2021|
|Work Session I with Steering Committee||October 12, 2021|
|Consultant Tour of Area||November 15-17, 2021|
|Stakeholder Interviews||January-February 2022|
|Work Session II with Steering Committtee||June 2022|
|Preparation of Draft Report||August 2022|
|Work Session III with Steering Committee||December 15, 2022|
|Study publication||March 2023|