We are fortunate to welcome new clients to our practice each year, as we continue to work with clients who have become close friends over the 16 years we have been consulting. There are more than 50 testimonials below from both historic preservation and downtown revitalization clients in these pages. Please use the drop down menus on the left to read the great comments about our work made by our clients over the years.


Dr. Jack O’Byrne

Executive Director, Camden County Historical Society

The Camden County Historical Society has worked with Donna Ann Harris of Heritage Consulting Inc. several times over the last five years including an award-winning project the Camden County Heritage Tourism Plan.

 
This time, we engaged Donna to help us with a new project to plan for the rehabilitation of one of Camden’s oldest buildings to become the American Revolution Museum of South Jersey. In her tourism assessment Donna offered the Camden County Historical Society two options to operate the Benjamin Cooper Tavern (c. 1734) once it is restored and opens to the public in 2025. Donna provided us with  a proposed operating budget and scope of work for a  full time Visitor Center/Museum/Office space for nonprofit organizations at the Cooper Tavern. Her report also included similar information for the use of the Cooper Tavern as a part time Museum and Office space. Her report, part of the New Jersey Historic Trust-funded Preservation Plan and Feasibility Study, is helping us to develop our initial educational programs to build an audience for this site as we prepare for the 250th Anniversary of the Revolutionary War in 2026, when we hope the American Revolution Museum of South Jersey will open at this site. Donna’s report was insightful and highly useful for us as we continue our planning for this site. 

Jo Ann Desper

Board President, Roxborough Development Corporation, Philadelphia PA

We have worked with Donna Ann Harris on several projects over the past few years and recently engaged her services to help us recruit a new Executive Director. She worked with us to identify our  needs and write a job description that resulted in finding several qualified candidates. She walked us through an extensive interview process and developed questions and topic discussions that focused on our needs. Donna's guidance and advice were crucial to selecting and hiring the right person. And we did so one month sooner than expected! 

Dr. Constance L. McCart

Washington Township (NJ) Historic Preservation Commission


The Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission has been fortunate to work with Donna Ann Harris this past year to develop a plan to improve heritage tourism at our site, The Olde Stone House Village.  Ms. Harris provided a thorough and insightful product that provides us with just what we needed. She consulted with us at every turn and made adjustments and suggestions until we had a plan we felt we could use,and that the New Jersey Historic Trust felt would be "highly useful" in helping us interpret our site to the public.  Enjoyed working with you, Donna!