Building a Place for History
Donna Ann Harris is the principal of Heritage Consulting Inc., a Philadelphia-based consulting firm that works nationwide providing training, research, coaching and consulting services on historic preservation, audience development, volunteer management, heritage tourism, program planning, and organizational development issues for historic sites and downtowns. Prior to starting her firm 15 years ago, Ms. Harris was state coordinator for the Illinois Main Street program. Prior to her Main Street career, Ms. Harris spent 15 years as an executive director of three start-ups and two mature historic preservation organizations in NJ, PA, and NYC. In the past dozen years, Ms. Harris has been speaking about and consulting with historic house museums around the country about alternative uses and stewardship responsibilities.