Benjamin Cooper Tavern Heritage Tourism Assessment

We are working this spring to assess the heritage tourism potential of the Benjamin Cooper House, the oldest house in Camden, built in 1734 by the grandson of William Cooper, the founder of what is now Camden.  The British imprisoned Benjamin Cooper  in Haddonfield while they occupied his tavern in 1777-78 to protect their foraging operations and for the later evacuation of 21,000 troops from Philadelphia en route to the Battle of Monmouth and New York City.  For this report, we...

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Incubation Grant for Isaac Pearson House

The New Jersey Council on the Humanities has provided the Historical Society of Hamilton Township with an Incubation Grant for the 1773 Isaac Pearson House, to assist with developing and prototyping educational activities to undertake at the site during its restoration and once it opens to the public.    The site was saved from the destruction that accompanied new highways and development in the 1970s when it was purchased by Hamilton Township. Planning for its restoration and reuse...

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Isaac Pearson House Heritage Tourism Assessment

Last year we finished up a heritage tourism assessment of the Isaac Pearson House, a now-vacant but largely intact 1773 Georgian five bay, two story brick mansion owned by Hamilton Township in Mercer County NJ. The house’s builder was Isaac Pearson, a Revolutionary War-era farmer and an appointed local official who served British officials in West Jersey. The house today is located in Veterans Park, a 5.5-acre remnant of what was once the extensive 1000-acre Pearson Plantation  ...

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2020 Historic Preservation workshops and consultations

We provide a yearly update of our training and consulting services for our clients. Here is the list of 2020 services we provide for historic house museums, , historic sites and preservation organizations. 

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Other Heritage Tourism Assessments in 2020

We are  excited to be working on two other Heritage Tourism Assessment projects  in 2020.  The first, for The Benjamin Cooper Ferry and Tavern in Camden, New Jersey is for  The Camden County Historical Society. Our project on the team will create an Assessment of Heritage Tourism Potential report, to include a host of recommendations for interpretive and educational activities for the site in the next few years while it is in design development and restoration phases....

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