Planners have included a “Tourism Information Center” immediately accessible as visitors enter the library. The library board and “Friends of the Library” insure a community volunteer interested and versed in history and tourism is assigned the task of coordinating the information center. The information center includes brochures, booklets, maps, publications and special event notices available throughout the region.
Local businesses offering lodging, dining and recreational activities are invited to provide promotional materials to the center. The coordinator will insure a close working relationship with the Board of Directors of the Lewelling Quaker Museum of Salem to promote activities of the museum. The Lewelling Museum – historic for both its civil war and underground railroad connection and early fruit tree agriculture – is being consideration for National Park Service Historic Site status. It is located three blocks from the library site. Guidance in developing the tourism center has been solicited from the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Alliance, Henry County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Henry County Historical Preservation Commission.