New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America's Historic Houses / Edition 1

New Solutions for House Museums: Ensuring the Long-Term Preservation of America's Historic Houses / Edition 1

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by Donna Ann Harris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759110875

ISBN-13: 9780759110878

Pub. Date: 04/16/2007

Publisher: AltaMira Press

A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued preservation…  See more details below

Overview

A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued preservation for generations to come? In New Solutions for House Museums, Donna Ann Harris examines possible options and provides a decision-making methodology as well as a dozen case studies of house museums that have made a successful transition to a new owner or user.

About the Author:
Donna Ann Harris founded the nationwide consulting firm Heritage Consulting Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759110878
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
04/16/2007
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
873,892
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Assessment and Decision Making
Current Trends in Historic House Museums     3
Is This Your House Museum?     21
Legal and Ethical Issues     27
The Decision-Making Process     41
Making the Transition     65
Solutions and Case Studies
Eight Solutions Explained     81
Case Study: Study Houses     103
Historic New England
Case Study: Reprogram for Mission-Based Use     107
Nantucket Historical Association
Case Studies: Co-Stewardship Agreements     121
Historic Adams House
Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Case Studies: Asset Transfer and Merger     129
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum and the Atlanta History Center
Cliveden of the National Trust and Historic Upsala Foundation
Case Study: Long-term Leases     139
Hazelwood of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Case Studies: Short-term Leases     155
Heritage Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services
Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust
Case Studies: Sale to a Private Owner with Easements     181
Elfreth's Alley Association
Robert E. Lee Boyhood Home
Case Studies: Sale to a Nonprofit Stewardship Organization     205
Casa AmestiFoundation
Heurich House Foundation
Case Study: Donation to a Governmental Entity     225
Adel Historical Society
Conclusion     229
Bibliography     237
Index     247
About the Author     259

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