Rosemary Fitzgerald

Friends of Glover Fulling Mill Park, Haddon Heights NJ

As part of a New Jersey Historic Trust grant, Donna Ann Harris and Heritage Consulting Inc. prepared An Assessment of the Heritage Tourism Potential for Glover Fulling Mill Park in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, a one acre wooded lot where the remains of the Glover Fulling Mill (circa 1775) lie. 

Donna did an outstanding job in describing the history and current conditions of the proposed park and provided an excellent analysis of our options regarding interpretation of this early industrial site. Her report is a primer for the Department of Public Works, the new Friends of Glover Mill Park, the Historical Society and Heights Heritage League and will guide the project for the foreseeable future. Donna gives precise direction on bringing the tourism element to fruition, describing geocaching and the role of social media in heritage tourism today. Her 50 page tutorial will help us accomplish her suggestions for the web, Wikipedia and Facebook. The report closed with further funding suggestions that will be our guide for the future development. We are totally pleased with Donna’s work and congratulate her on a job well done! 

Tina Fiske

Board Member, Barrow Mansion Development Corporation

"The Barrow Mansion Development Corporation was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust for a New Jersey Historic Trust Site Management project.The board reached out to Donna Ann Harris from Heritage Consulting Inc. and Dr. Emily Cooperman for help implementing the grant award. The knowledge and expertise they have shared with the Barrow Mansion Development Corporation has proved to be invaluable! We could not have navigated this process without them! I highly recommend them and feel certain anyone who retains their services will be glad they did. They are a joy to work with and will be missed when this project is finished."

Sean Blinn

Board President, Friends of the Jacobus Vander veer House, Bedminster NJ 2013

"Donna did extensive work for the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, of which I am President, and I could not be more satisfied with the results of her work.

Donna has an extensive knowledge of history and planning, and combines that with practical experience in what works. Over the course of the project, Donna provided excellent advice and specific work plans. She spent a considerable amount of time learning about the organization, its role in the community, mission, and background. Based on that, she developed custom reports, recommendations, and programs. Her recommendations are detailed, specific, and thoughtful.

Donna also took the time to train our core volunteers so they would be more effective and welcoming to our visitors. Her recommendations were practical, immediately useful, and made for a better experience both for everyone involved.

Her written work products are invariably outstanding, not just showing the results of her work, but presenting the research that goes into her work.

I can't recommend her highly enough!"

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