Webinar Best Practices for Board Service at Historic Sites
We will be presenting two free webinars on April 10 and 24 at 1 p.m. Central Time, sponsored by the Wisconsin Historical Society Local History program to clear confusion about board and staff: who does what at historic house museums.
During the first of two webinars on this topic, we will discuss the legal responsibilities of all nonprofit board members according to state nonprofit law, and how these duties apply to nonprofit historic house museum boards. We will discuss the three board...
Update on Book Progress
We are getting close to finishing the revisions of case studies for the second edition of New Solutions for House Museums and will spend the next two months writing new ones. It has been fun to connect with some old friends and to learn some of the new stewards of these historic sites and how they have transformed them over the last dozen years.
Speaking at AASLH Historic House Committee Breakfast
Coming to the AASLH Conference in Philadelphia in late August? Think about coming to the early Friday morning Historic House Museum Breakfast where Donna has been asked to “share professional insights.” She promises not to be boring! This is the annual gathering of all the historic house museum professionals that come to the annual conference. It is a fun group of approximately 150 souls who are trying to make things better at historic sites across the nation.
35 Workshops and training opportunities available
Each year Heritage Consulting Inc. creates a listing of all the training topics we offer to historic sites and 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 this year.
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...