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Department of Cultural Resources
NH Department of Cultural Resources

You are invited to join

Van McLeod

Commissioner of the
New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources


A Commissioner’s “Bullpen”
Partnerships in Cultural & Heritage Tourism

hosted by

Discover Portsmouth Center
Corner of Middle & Islington Streets, Portsmouth, NH

Friday, May 7, 1-3 p.m.

(immediately following the Governor’s Conference on Tourism)

Join New Hampshire Cultural & Heritage Tourism professionals
as we come together to pitch our ideas for
using partnerships to raise awareness of our organizations.


Attendees will have 90 seconds for their “pitch”—an explanation of who they are and what they’d like to get from this event. This should include:

  • What their organization does
  • Description of an upcoming goal. This can be specific, such as an upcoming event, or general, like a long-term initiative
  • Explanation of type of partner or partners they’d like to work with

Once everyone has done their “pitch,” there will be approximately 45 minutes for attendees to network with potential partners.

Please come warmed up with your 90-second pitch prepared!


  • Attendees are invited to bring their own refreshments to the event.
  • Directions to the Discover Portsmouth Center are available on their website.
  • There is no charge to attend the Commissioner’s Bullpen, however, we will be collecting non-perishable items to be donated to the Seacoast Family Food Pantry of New Hampshire. Please bring an item or two for those in need.

If attending, RSVP to:
Shelly Angers, Communications Coordinator
New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, (603) 271-3136



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