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.

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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. Heritage...

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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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Year End Appeal Webinar September 5th

The Wisconsin Historical Society has been providing Local History Webinars, a series of weekly free webinars for several years on a variety of history-related topics and we are delighted that they have reached out to us to provide several topics in the coming months. All the Local History Webinars are FREE and open to anyone interested in local history and the tools needed to collect, preserve, and share your stories. On September 5th, we will be presenting a 45-minute webinar on Why...

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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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