Re-Created Heritage Villages of the Midwest: A Four-Stage Development Model
Re-created heritage villages of the American Midwest consist of structures from the early settlement landscape that have been gathered from a surrounding community to resemble a village from an earlier period of time. These community based sites are developed through a grassroots effort to celebrate and retain a sense of continuity with the past. They also function as supply side destinations for heritage tourism. This study identifies and examines a four-stage model for understanding the development of re-created heritage villages from the initial push for preservation to a mature, fully operational heritage tourism destination accepted and integrated within its community.
Southeastern Geographer, Volume 46, Number 1, May 2006, pp. 121-138.