Research for Second Edition New Solutions for House Museums Underway

Research has begun on the second edition of New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America’s Historic Houses.   This quarter, we are working on updates for the dozen case studies by learning what has changed (or not) since these sites were last profiled in the 2007 publication. It has been a joy to reconnect with these historic sites to hear their ongoing stories. The new edition will include a chapter about diversity and inclusion at historic...

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Camden County History Week

We have been working with the Camden County History Alliance for the last six months to help them plan the first ever Camden County History Week to be held from October 13th to 21st. As part of this effort, we are producing rack cards for 22 historic sites which will be used to cross-market these sites to visitors based on seven thematic heritage trails that tie these historic sites together. In preparation for the History Week, we are also creating a Heritage Trails Map and Guide, which...

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Speaking at the International Downtown Center Conference

On October 24th, we will participate as a panel member for the pre-conference workshop on “Historic Preservation as a Partner in Downtown Development” at the International Downtown Association annual conference and tradeshow in San Antonio, TX.  The focus of our talk is on the nationally important research we conducted in 2017 for Oregon Heritage. This research was designed to inspire the agency’s varied constituency to actively pursue new preservation tools, including...

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35 Workshops and training opportunities available for 2018

Each year Heritage Consulting Inc. creates a listing of all the training topics we offer to historic sites, preservation and heritage organizations. This year we are offering 35 different training workshops specifically designed for historical societies, preservation organizations, historic house museums, and others in the public history field. Look at our listings - perhaps there is some training opportunity you would like to offer for your board, staff, or volunteers in 2018. 

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Camden County Heritage Tourism Plan

This year-- 2018-- we are continuing our work with the Camden County History Alliance to further develop the Camden County Heritage Tourism Plan that we began with them in 2017. A new grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust’s Historic Site Management Program to the Camden County Historical Society will help create a joint mailing list to be used to market the new and existing heritage programming at all 42 partner organizations in a new quarterly e-newsletter. We will also market a new...

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