Historic Site Administration Week 1Lecture Notes
Historic Site Administration Week 1Lecture Notes HP 420
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Date Created: 09/02/15
HP 420 Historic Site Administration 82515 Introduction The AASLH Technical Leaflet Training Docents usually has lists of job openings 82715 Introduction to Historic Sites Roughly 6000 house museums in the US about 75 of them operate on less than 50000 a year Barely enough to keep the doors open They usually have 34 staff members Most historic sites have fewer than 5000 visitors a year The average tenure for a site administrator is about 4 years House museums are ground zero for public history It is the container for peoples lives Social history boomed in the 1960s when historians really became interested in the daily lives of average people A veering off from concentrating specifically on the histories of great men George Washington If you refer to history as the past you are more likely to get people interested in it The place to begin with Historic Site Administration is Strategic Planning Strategic planning answers fundamentally the questions who you are why you exist and how you are going to move that particular institution forward Most historic site were created because a building was in danger The typical reaction to save an old building is quotOh Let39s turn it into a museumquot Adaptive reuse is a better alternative Most historic sites live in a constant crisis mode Strategic planning is the answer it will help cure the problems If you like strategic planning consider a career as a historical consultant lots of money Have a work plan attached to your strategic plan which should include a calendar a timetable and a budget
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