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The mission of Heritage Consulting Inc. is to assist citizen groups and government agencies to preserve cherished landmark buildings and downtown districts and to grow high performing nonprofit heritage organizations to manage and sustain them.

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    Movie theater marquee says it all

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    Brighton, UK

    Standing out in a crowded downtown

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    But what do you sell?

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    An enthusiastic welcome

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    Charnley Norwood House by Louis Sullivan & Frank Lloyd Wright

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    Tacony, Philadelphia PA

    Revitalization underway!

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    Bedminster NJ

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Heritage Consulting Inc.

Help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary in 2014!


Heritage Consulting Inc. is an award winning boutique consulting firm that provides highly valued training, workshops, research, coaching and consulting services on historic preservation, audience development, volunteer management, heritage tourism, program planning and organizational development issues for historic sites, downtowns and other heritage destinations. We are a certified woman-owned business in PA, DE, NJ and IL.

Donna Ann Harris is the firm's principal and she has more than thirty years of experience as an executive, program designer and trainer in the historic preservation movement. We are proud to have clients who have come back to us again and again for project help, technical assistance and training over the last ten years, and there are 35 testimonials sprinkled throughout this website. Please review the scores of sample documents, presentations, handouts and articles on issues of concern for historic preservation & historic sites and downtown revitalization featured on this web site and our blog.

Please let us know how we can help you. Contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 215 546 1988.

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BookDonna's 2007 book New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America’s Historic Houses is called a "best selling classic" by AASLH. The book is available as an e-book for all kinds of e-readers.

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Heritage News

January 10, 2014

2014 New Jersey Historic Preservation Conference Panel Discussion on Heritage Tourism June 5

What does it really mean to be “visitor ready” if our site is run mostly by volunteers?

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