Book blurb for The Historic District Action Guide

William E. Schinkel’s book, The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation, came out shortly before my book, New Solutions for House Museums in 2006. I thought it was an inspired and sometimes irreverent work that really told preservation advocates what to expect when they proposed a local historic district. Bill produced a second book in 2012 called Preservation Politics: Keeping Historic Districts Vital.  AASLH asked for a back-cover book blurb for the...

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Salute to our interns and consultants 2018

Each year we hire interns from various graduate programs in the area who conduct online and library research and assist us at client meetings. We had four students work with us consistently during this academic year: Amanda Leigh Stevens and Santiago Preciado from the University of Pennsylvania, Will Christman from Villanova University’s Public History graduate program, and Mariam Williams from the Public History graduate program at Rutgers Camden. Students get to work on a variety of...

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Women in Preservation gatherings

For the last two years, we have been a co-leader for regular gatherings of Women in Preservation, an informal networking group of women in the tri-state region.  We have hosted four gatherings since then, most often at an historic site, alternating between NJ and the greater Philadelphia region, to have a tour, meet and mingle, and enjoy a cocktail. Our list of invitees is now at 220, but we are always interested in having names of others to include in our invitations. The next meeting...

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Looking for a Fall paid internship?

We are looking for fall paid interns now. These are paid assignments and are best for graduate students in planning, public history, historic preservation, community development or related fields.  See more about the opportunity here, it contains how to apply.  We often need several interns each semester.

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News updates Summer 2016

    In April 2016, we spoke about Main Street programs for a class​ taught by good friend A. Elizabeth Watson on rural affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Program.  We were delighted to receive an achievement award at the April 2016 Downtown Delaware conference by long-term client and state coordinator Diane Laird. This fall and winter 2016 we will help Tacony Community Development Corporation to update their Strategic Plan and...

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