Writing for New Solutions for House Museums Winding Down

Rowman and Littlefield Publishers

We are wrapping up the final chapters for the second edition of New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America’s Historic Houses  this quarter.

According to the publisher, New Solutions for House Museums has been the best-selling book in the AASLH series since its publication in 2007. This was a complete surprise to us. but a great one!

We have written seven new case studies and updated nine case studies from the first edition to learn what has changed (or not) since these sites were last profiled in the 2007 publication. In all but one case, these organizations have thrived and expanded their offerings in the last 12 years, some dramatically.

The new edition includes seven new case studies including one on an African American historic site, and one about a women’s history site. The book includes a new chapter on the essential role of the Board of Directors, a completely revised chapter on legal and ethical issues related to creating new uses for historic sites. A new introduction and greatly expanded conclusion will complete the work. We will finish the manuscript in late Fall 2019 with the anticipated publication in mid-2020.