Columbus Landmarks Foundation Revolving Fund Study

We love it when our clients go on to receive well deserved grants for projects that we helped them create.  The Columbus Landmarks Foundation (CLF) in Ohio recently reviewed a $100,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation to match funds already in hand to begin a Home Preservation Loan Fund to assist low and moderate-income homeowners to make needed repairs to homes in targeted neighborhoods.   We worked with CLF last Spring and Summer to create guidelines for the Home Preservation Loan...

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Another Two Grants for the Interactive Kiosk Project

We have been working on a long-term heritage tourism project for the City of Camden to design a compelling and fun heritage tourism  interactive touchscreen kiosk wall display about the City of Camden history, historic sites, and history attractions in the first‐floor elevator lobby of City Hall in Camden. Three 42” 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...

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Haddon Heights Design Guidelines   We have been a fan of the band of historic preservation activists

We have been a fan of the band of historic preservation activists in Haddon Heights for close to 30 years now. I met them when I worked as the Assistant Director of the National Trust regional office, then located in the historic house, Cliveden the Germantown section of Philadelphia.  In the mid-1980s, Haddon Heights preservationists were working with their new historic preservation ordinance and trying to designate more historic districts.   Haddon Heights is a small, dry town; in...

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Interactive Touchscreen History Kiosk for Camden City

We are excited to be working on an ambitious public  history project to place an interactive video touchscreen wall display in the first-floor elevator lobby of City Hall in Camden NJ to offer public information about the 300 years of Camden history. Funded by a grant from the Camden County Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, this video display wall have  three, 42” video touch screen TVs, mounted vertically on the wall between the elevator and...

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Fall 2020 Publication for Second Edition New Solutions for House Museums Anticipated

We spent all of 2019 working to complete our manuscript for the second edition of New Solutions for Historic House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America’s Historic Houses. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780759113824/New-Solutions-for-House-Museums-Ensuring-the-Long-Term-Preservation-of-America's-Historic-Houses.       Our manuscript was submitted to Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in November.   Over the last dozen years, New...

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