Video presentation about New Solutions for House Museums, November 4, 2022

This April, we spoke on a panel with Ken Turino of Historic New England at the Museum Association for New York State at their annual conference in Corning, NY about our respective books that highlight new opportunities for historic sites. Our talks focused on financial sustainability for historic sites and used several case studies from Historic New England, where Ken is the Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions.  We spoke about four case studies contained in New Solutions for...

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Morris County NJ Historic Preservation Trust Strategic Planning

This spring we worked with a longstanding regional historic preservation organization, the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust. They were seeking guidance in reorganizing their regional historic preservation group to prepare for the eventual acquisition of a historic property in Morristown, NJ, and related assets. We facilitated in-person and Zoom meetings with the board of trustees at which they considered their vision for the organization’s future and developed strategic planning...

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Roebling Museum Feasibility Study for Workers Rowhouse

  We have started work with the Roebling Museum in Florence, NJ on a “community-driven adaptive reuse feasibility study for a company town worker's rowhouse.”  This work includes two Audience Research components and an Assessment of the Heritage Tourism Potential for the small brick row home at 101 Second Avenue.  The Roebling Museum purchased the property last year to better interpret life at the Roebling Company in Roebling, NJ.  The New Jersey Historic...

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Stand Out: 10 Effective and East Ways to Promote Your History Attraction

I am doing a joint session with the fabulous Emily Mantz of EMI Strategies  at the NJ Historic Preservation Conference on June 3 at 2:30 PM Here are the handotus and the PPT for our session  Download them and use them please and tell us how we did! 

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Article for ALHFAM Proceedings

In May 2021, we spoke at the annual Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museum (ALHFAM)’s conference, which was virtual this year. Our topic was “Operational Sustainability: How Innovative Programming Can Strengthen and Sustain Historic Sites.”  Our presentation along with Heidi Schlag who represented the C &O Canal Trust, one of the case studies in the second edition of New Solutions for House Museums, gave an overview of three historic sites that...

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