Showcasing Kingman’s colorful and rich history, as well as
some of our partners and the business owners that are restoring a sense of vibrancy as well as excitement in the historic heart of town, is behind the latest project developed with Jim Hinckley. The walking tours guided by Hinckley cover approximately 2.5-miles and take about three hours. However, custom tours are also available. In addition to the narrative on area history provided by Hinckley, the tour is illustrated with photos provided courtesy of the Mohave Museum of History & Arts.
The first promoted walking tour received positive reviews. Participants were residents who have have recently relocated to the Kingman area, residents interested in learning more about the historic district, and a couple that traveled from Las Vegas for the tour. For information about scheduled tours check the event schedule on the home page, on our Promote Kingman Facebook page. Custom tours are also available.
Another project developed in partnership with Hinckley is a Friday morning Facebook live program, Jim Hinckley’s America. The program that provides business owners and event organizers with international exposure continues to grow in popularity in spite of a few technical difficulties that are being resolved. The reach of a recent program was near 5,000 people in four countries in spite of an initial audio problem. An additional Facebook live program, sponsored by Ramada Kingman, a Promote Kingman partner, is a community calendar program.
This Saturday evening, April 15, Promote Kingman in partnership with the organizers of Chillin’ on Beale, and several sponsors, will be hosting a free movie night at Beale Celebrations. This is another example of the Promote Kingman goal of magnifying the scope of events, and expanding on available marketing.
Also being facilitated for this coming Saturday evening, in partnership with the Route 66 Association of Kingman Arizona, is a reception dinner for Toshi Goto and his wife. Goto is a founding member and president of the Japanese Route 66 Association. Similar receptions are being planned in partnership with the Kingman association and Jim Hinckley for members of the Dutch, German, and Czech Route 66 associations in coming weeks.
Coming soon will be our next open house. These events are designed to introduce the community to a partner business, and the partner business to the world. Details will be posted on our Facebook page.
Another project being developed in partnership with the local Route 66 association, and friends and associates in the Dutch Route 66 Association, are displays for models and dioramas created by the late Willem Bor. The widow of this internationally acclaimed artist graciously donated two models for display in Kingman. The Dutch association facilitated packaging, and DHL provided shipping at no cost.
The Promote Kingman initiative is built upon the ideal of building a sense of community and community purpose. To accomplish this we need to expand our network of partners, and we need sponsors for events such as the free movie night. Won’t you join us? We also need you to keep us informed of pending events, and to share your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions on how Promote Kingman can best serve the community.
Lets the good times roll!