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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60 Workshops and Training Opportunities Available

Each year Heritage Consulting Inc. creates a list of all the training topics we offer to downtown organizations. This year we are offering more than 60 different training workshops specifically designed for downtown organizations, Main Streets, BIDS, business associations and like groups. Take a look at our listings; perhaps there is some training opportunity you would like to offer for your board, staff, or volunteers this year? Heritage Consulting Inc. specializes in Downtown...

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4.5 hours of Fundraising Instruction

We completed recording three 90-minute webinars this summer, on  Funding Revitalization Programs for the Main Street America Institute of the National Main Street Center. Part of a new series of online courses that take a deep dive into a specific topic, the course is being promoted as follows: “An essential piece of building a successful Main Street program or neighborhood commercial district entity is a robust, sustainable funding structure. From developing your prospects to...

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