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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published April 16th 2007 by Altamira Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Dec 26, 2007 Bryan rated it really liked it
Met the author at teh American Association of Museums conference in Chicago. Harris was part of a panel discussing the topic of house museums and their future in AMeican tourism. THis book is an expansion of her notes and deal plainly wit hthe struggles facing historic homes today. Harris provides ample illustrations and examples as well as years of experience. Her solutions and conclusions are based on realistic approaches and practical insight.
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