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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Interpretive Signs, Mobile App for Revolutionary War Battlefields in Camden County

The Camden County Historical Society announced the receipt of a $150,000 grant to create an American Revolution Mobile Audio App, featuring 39 interpretive signs. Starting at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, this experience will weave together the Battle of Brandywine, the capture of Philadelphia, the Valley Forge winter encampment, and local sites in Camden County. Heritage Consulting Inc. will be writing text for the Camden County interpretive signs and the mobile app using work from...

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Work begins on Phases 2 and 3 of Camden Interactive Kiosk for Camden NJ

This fall we will begin work on the remaining two phases of the Heritage Tourism Interactive Touch Screen Kiosk wall display. The display will feature the City of Camden’s history, historic sites, and attractions, and will be located in the first‐floor lobby of City Hall. Three forty-two” HD video touchscreen monitors will be mounted side by side in portrait orientation on the display wall between the elevator and the café. Last year we wrote two successful proposals...

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Benjamin Cooper Tavern Heritage Tourism Assessment Complete

During the Spring 2021 we completed  the heritage tourism potential of the Benjamin Cooper House—the oldest house in Camden, built in 1734 by the grandson of William Cooper, the founder of what is now Camden. The British imprisoned Benjamin Cooper in Haddonfield while they occupied his tavern in 1777-78 to protect their foraging operations and for the later evacuation of 21,000 troops from Philadelphia en route to the Battle of Monmouth and New York City. For this report, collected...

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Incubation Grant for Isaac Pearson House Winds up

We have just wrapped up a New Jersey Council on the Humanities Incubation Grant to the Historical Society of Hamilton Township for the 1773 Isaac Pearson Mansion House. We assisted with developing and prototyping educational activities at the site during its restoration and once it opens to the public. The site, saved from the destruction that accompanied new highways and development in the 1970s, was purchased and stewarded by Hamilton Township. The Township has just begun planning for its...

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