New solutions for house museums : ensuring the long-term preservation of America's historic houses / Donna Ann Harris.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Historic house museums Management.
Historic house museums Finance.
Historic buildings Conservation and restoration
Dwellings Conservation and restoration
Historic preservation


Harris, Donna Ann.


Current trends in historic house museums -- Is this your house museum? -- Legal and ethical issues -- The decision-making process -- Making the transition -- Eight solutions explained -- Case study : study houses : historic New England -- Case study : reprogram for mission-based use : Nantucket Historical Association -- Case studies : co-stewardship agreements : historic Adams House : Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust -- Case studies : asset transfer and merger : Margaret Mitchell House and Museum and the Atlanta History Center : Cliveden of the National Trust and Historic Upsala Foundation -- Case study : Long-term leases : Hazelwood of the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission -- Case studies : short-term leases : 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 : Elfreth's Alley Association : Robert E. Lee boyhood home -- Case studies : sale to a nonprofit stewardship organization : Casa Amesti Foundation : Heurich House Foundation -- Case study : donation to a governmental entity : Adel Historical Association -- Conclusion.


Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press

Publisher Series

American Association for State and Local History book series


xi, 260 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-245) and index.


9780759110861 (cloth : alk. paper)
0759110867 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780759110878 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0759110875 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

HisPres. E159.H265 2007

Material Type

Case studies.


United States
United States.