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MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION VISITOR COUNT For the Month of JULY, 2006

CATEGORY

Regular Visitors

Archives users School tours Non-school Tours Special programs

Group meetings

Museum & archives (open Wed – Sun)

Battlefield (open Fri –Tues.)

Trading post & Country store (open Wed. afternoons)

Eby cabin (open fair week)

530

448

140

( 2 days will be counted in with August)

48

93

88

181

48

TOTALS

1217

Vietnam museum

(open Wed. &

Sat.) 99

Off site programs & talks

22

9

5

722

617

445

7

43

106

1890

29

(Liberté Festival 500) (Detroit Birthday 500)

401

72

Est. 300 (colonial camp)

TOTALS

Our July visitor count is up about 600 visitors, or almost 50%, over last month and triple what it was in 2004. In terms of regular visitors per day, the Navarre-Anderson Trading Post & Martha Barker Country Store averaged 35; the Main Museum, 26; and the Battlefield, 22.

Visitors to the Country store were overwhelmingly local. About 60% of visitors to the Main Museum fit that category, while the Battlefield was split about 50/50. Since July is an important tourist month, this indicates we still have some potential for growth in attracting visitors from outside the county.

Besides Michigan, 18 states supplied visitors to our downtown facility; namely Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Texas, California, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arizona, New York, Virginia, Illinois, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Hawaii. Thirteen visitors came from abroad; 7 from France, 2 from the Netherlands, 2 from Canada, 1 from Brazil, and 1 from Iran.

The battlefield attracted an additional group from Germany and included people from West Virginia, Kansas, Washington, Minnesota, and Louisiana, who apparently did not make it to the main Museum. Perhaps this was due to a difference in interests, or perhaps it was a result of timing, since the two facilities are open different days.

Disclaimer: A person is counted each time he enters a different site. A person visiting several sites on the same day, or returning to the same site on a different day may be counted more than once. The chart above therefore really refers to separate visits, as opposed to separate visitors. Not counted at all, however, are those people who use the grounds but do not actually enter a building or who neglect to sign the guest register.

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