Assessment of Heritage Tourism Potential Report for Lansing IA Complete

Main Street Lansing IA is located on the Upper Mississippi River in the far northeast corner of Iowa, and they want to capitalize on their location along the national Great River Road Scenic Byway and the State of Iowa’s Driftless Scenic Byway to attract more visitors to their community.  Nestled between two mountains with fabulous views across the very wide Mississippi River Valley, they have a five block downtown full of handsome brick and local limestone buildings primarily from...

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What does it mean to be visitor ready when we are run mostly by volunteers? presentation

For the June 2014 New Jersey Historic Preservation Conference, we have organized and will moderate a panel of our NJ clients who are making great strides to invite visitors into their properties, even if they are managed (mostly) by volunteers. Our blurb for the conference spells out the intent of the panel. The New Jersey Heritage Tourism Master Plan notes that there are 1,834 historic/cultural sites in the state and 200 historic districts.[1]  Of these, only 333 are considered partially...

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Assessing the Heritage Tourism Potential of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Burlington NJ

This spring, Heritage Consulting Inc. undertook for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church a brief assessment of the heritage tourism potential of this extraordinarily important and historic church complex in Burlington NJ.  This report for the Vestry and Parish Staff reviewed the historic church complex (New and Old Churches, Guild House, the Barn, historic cemetery, and Lych Gate) as a heritage tourism destination. Assessing the heritage tourism potential of a property helps its stewards...

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Future of Charnley-Norwood House Discussed at Strategic Planning Symposium

 Strategic Planning Symposium Held to Review the Future of this Louis Sullivan & Frank Lloyd Wright designed cottage   Charnley Norwood House Ocean Springs MS 2013 Designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1890 Heritage Consulting Inc. organized and hosted a day and a half long Strategic Planning Symposium held on June 27-28, 2013 in Ocean Springs, Mississippi for this newly restored vacation cottage built by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1890 for...

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Seven Don’ts for Preservation Internship Seekers—second in a series

This is the second of two blog posts with advice about seeking internships in historic preservation.  This post is part of a series of four blog posts during April dealing with starting and growing a career in the historic preservation movement.  Last time we explored seven Do’s for those seeking preservation internships. This time we are talking about seven Don’ts. This list of Dont’s was developed based on my experience in the past few months while interviewing...

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