Mar 11, 2013
HPC to conduct organizational assessment & strategic planning for Historic Savannah Foundation
Savannah, Georgia contains a one-square mile National Historic Landmark District and 14 National Register districts, with notable architecture from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also has one of the nation’s most respected local preservation organizations in Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF). Established in 1955 with the purchase of the then threatened c.1820 Davenport House, Historic Savannah Foundation started a Revolving Fund which has since saved over 350 buildings and counting. As a recognized leader of the local preservation movement, HSF provides advocacy, outreach and education through creative programming and its award-winning museum, the Isaiah Davenport House.
The HSF board of 25 and membership of 700+ sought out Hanbury Preservation Consulting to help chart their course for the next 3-4 years by establishing new goals and objectives. Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be offering strategic planning services to the Historic Savannah Foundation.
Nov 16, 2012
Hanbury Preservation Consulting at Carter’s Grove
Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be working as construction consultant to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee appointed for the owner of Carter's Grove Plantation. Carter’s Grove is the 1755 Georgian estate built for Carter Burwell near Williamsburg. Renovation financing is being provided by Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Jun 2, 2012
Eastern North Carolina National Heritage Area Feasibility Study Posted
The DRAFT feasibility study for a National Heritage Area in eastern North Carolina can be found here.
Comments are welcome and can be posted online until July 1, 2012. Comment letters and letters of support can also be mailed via US Postal Service by July 1, 2012 to:
North Carolina’s Northeast Commission
119 West Water Street
Edenton, North Carolina 27932
Attn: Heritage Area Comments
Jun 2, 2012
Hanbury Preservation Consulting to work with Historic House Tours in Natchez
With funding from the Lower Mississippi Delta Initiative and under the aegis of Natchez National Historical Park and Historic Natchez Foundation, Hanbury Preservation Consulting will produce an assessment of historic house tours in Natchez. Using Spring Pilgrimage as a model, Hanbury Preservation Consulting will examine numerous aspects of the tour experience including interpretation, preservation, and visitor services. An assessment including an overview and applicable best practices and case studies will be prepared.
Feb 3, 2012
Hanbury Preservation Consulting to provide services to the Department of Veterans Affairs
Hanbury Preservation consulting is pleased to be part of an interdisciplinary team, lead by PF&A DESIGN of Norfolk, Virginia, that has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the Eastern Region, Department of Veterans Affairs. Under this contract, Hanbury Preservation will serve as the historic preservation consultant for a broad range of projects for the next several years.
Jan 13, 2012
Hanbury Preservation Consulting to prepare Strategic Plan for Historic Macon Foundation
Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to announce that they will be providing strategic planning services to the Historic Macon Foundation. Formed in 2003 by the merger of the Middle Georgia Historical Society and the Macon Heritage Foundation, Historic Macon Foundation's mission is “to advocate for Macon’s historic and architectural heritage, to facilitate preservation efforts in our community, and to educate and inspire appreciation for our unique city.” For more information about the Historic Macon Foundation, click here.
Dec 15, 2011
New Bern Historic Preservation Plan Adopted
On December 13, 2011, in a unanimous vote, the New Bern, North Carolina Board of Alderman has officially adopted the Historic Preservation Plan developed by Hanbury Preservation Consulting with Thomason & Associates and Fulton Forde. The product of over a year of effort by the consulting team, planning staff and the board appointed steering committee, the plan was driven by public participation. It focuses on goals that include protecting New Bern’s historic resources, expanding designation, recognition and participation to include more diversity and indentifying and increasing resources for preservation while building capacity amongst partners among others. The plan has forty five recommended actions that invite broad participation by the larger preservation community within the city.
Nov 28, 2011
Hanbury Preservation to Collaborate on The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Management Plan
Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to be a part of the interdisciplinary team led by the National Trust for Historic Preservation selected to develop a Management Plan for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.
The heritage area is composed of eighteen counties in Northwest Mississippi defined by the Mississippi River and its alluvial plain. Rich in heritage, its resources tell the stories of agriculture, the Civil War, Civil Rights and the Blues and Rock and Roll, among others. Over the next two years Hanbury Preservation Consulting will be focusing on stewardship and interpretation of resources within the heritage area. Hanbury Preservation is proud to be working with the National Trust, Point Heritage Development, Augie Carlino, the Walker Collaborative, Third Coast Design Studio, Black Orchid Designs and Delta Center for Culture and Learning in the region cited by the National Park Service as the “cradle of American culture.”
Oct 21, 2011
Hanbury to keynote 2011 East Tennessee Preservation Conference
Mary Ruffin Hanbury will deliver the keynote lecture, Relying on the Past to Plan for an Uncertain Future, on Saturday November 12 in Jonesborough, Tennessee. For more information about the conference, go to http://www.heritageall.org/docs/downloads/ETPABrochure.pdf
Oct 12, 2011
Hanbury Preservation to conduct Strategic Planning for Preservation Kentucky
Hanbury Preservation Consulting is pleased to announce it will be facilitating strategic planning for Preservation Kentucky. Using a model developed specifically for historic preservation non profits, Hanbury Preservation will be canvassing stakeholders, board members and the organization’s membership to develop an assessment that will serve as the spring board for a weekend planning session this fall.
Aug 16, 2011
Cary Historic Preservation Plan Honored
The Cary Historic Preservation Plan, adopted in May 2010, has been recognized by the 2011 North Carolina Marvin Collins Planning Awards Program. Awarded each year by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA), the awards recognize agencies and individuals that have completed outstanding plans, programs and projects. The Cary Plan won an Honorable Mention in the category of comprehensive planning for a large community in North Carolina. The plan was completed by a multidisciplinary team including Hanbury Preservation Consulting in collaboration with Thomason and Associates, the Walker Collaborative, and Russ Stephenson, AIA.
Jun 1, 2011
Virginia Armories Survey Project Commences
Hanbury Preservation Consulting will be working in collaboration with the William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research this summer to document National Guard Armories in Virginia to assess their significance in advance of renovations. Twenty two armories from Clifton Forge to Fredericksburg will be intensively surveyed, documented and evaluated.
Jan 14, 2011
Hanbury Preservation to Provide Board Training for Preservation Kentucky
This winter, Mary Ruffin Hanbury will be providing board training for Preservation Kentucky. The training will include best practices for board and staff relationships and roles, effective meetings and board recruitment. Mary Ruffin brings extensive experience and perspective as both as nonprofit staff and board member to the training.
Preservation Kentucky is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Kentucky's historic and prehistoric places through education and advocacy. Since 1988 It has been committed to preserving vestiges of all Kentuckians' past - from shotgun houses in Louisville to African American rural communities across the state to roadside architecture, such as the Parkette Drive-In in Lexington, to important prehistoric archeological sites.
Dec 16, 2010
Hanbury Preservation Consulting to prepare New Bern Historic Preservation Plan
Hanbury Preservation Consulting has been chosen to prepare a historic preservation plan for the city of New Bern, North Carolina. Working with Thomason & Associates and Fulton Forde, Hanbury Preservation will be responsible for developing a plan that will establish a city-wide vision for preservation as well as supporting goals, policies, and implementation strategies. Established in 1710 by settlers under Baron Christoph von Graffenried, New Bern is the second oldest city in the State of North Carolina and once served as the state capitol. Learn more...
Oct 27, 2010
Hanbury Joins North Carolina State Capitol FoundationMary Ruffin Hanbury was one of six new members appointed to the Board of the North Carolina State Capitol Foundation on October 18. The foundation was established to raise awareness and funds to further educational opportunities and to encourage the continual restoration and interpretation of the historic State Capitol. Designed by A. J. Davis to replace the state house that burned on this site in 1831, the State Capitol housed all of North Carolina’s state government until 1888. The governor’s office remains in the building and over 100,000 visitors tour the National Historic Landmark annually.
Sep 13, 2010
Hanbury Preservation Consulting to Lead Eastern NC Heritage Tourism & National Heritage Area Effort
Hanbury Preservation Consulting will lead a team that includes the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Heritage Tourism Program, Point Heritage Development, Augie Carlino, and Black Orchid Designs in a multi-phased heritage tourism project. Over an eighteen month period, the team will create a multi-county heritage tourism database, will evaluate selected heritage tourism sites, provide recommendations for enhancing the visitor experience, assess current heritage tourism marketing, and develop a feasibility study for a National Heritage Area designation for the region. The project is funded by the Golden Leaf Foundation and sponsored by NC’s Northeast Commission, NC’s Eastern Region, and NC’s Southeast and local tourism officials. For more information, go to http://www.ncnortheast.info/news/pdfs/Heritage%20Tourism%20Hanbury.pdf
Jun 22, 2010
New Jersey Heritage Tourism Plan Adopted
On Friday June 18, 2010 the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force unanimously adopted a statewide heritage tourism plan.
The New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force was established by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey (P.I.2006,C60). The legislation directed the taskforce to “create a comprehensive heritage tourism master plan for New Jersey.” Working in collaboration with the National Trust Heritage Tourism Division and Hargrove International/The HTC Group, Hanbury Preservation Consulting developed the plan.
The plan is the result of a process that has involved working closely with the task force and its subcommittees to develop a series of recommendations and action steps to strengthen heritage tourism throughout the state and provide concrete steps to develop products; to market to regional, national and international markets; and to create management and administrative infrastructure to support the effort as it moves forward.
May 28, 2010
Town of Cary adopts Historic Preservation PlanOn May 27, 2010 the Cary Town Council unanimously adopted the historic preservation plan created by Thomason and Associates, Hanbury Preservation Consulting, the Walker Collaborative and Russ Stephenson, AIA. The year-long project involved working closely with town staff and an appointed advisory board and included numerous public meetings and workshops. Preliminary research indicates that it is the first stand alone preservation plan to be adopted by any locality in North Carolina.
Feb 10, 2010
Cary Preservation Plan posted for public comment
The Town of Cary, North Carolina has posted a draft preservation plan on its website as part of a public comment period. The plan was developed by a team including Hanbury Preservation Consulting. It is the result of a year long process which has included workshops and community meetings. Public hearings by the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Board will be held in March and April 2010, respectively, prior to action by the Town Council later in the spring. You can view the plan here.
Dec 18, 2009
Hanbury Preservation Consulting sponsors NC Main Street Conference
The North Carolina Main Street Center celebrates its 30th anniversary at its upcoming conference in New Bern, January 27-29. The theme is Downtown: The Key to Recovery and will feature keynote speeches by Doug Loescher, Jon Shallert and Don Rypkema. Hanbury Preservation Consulting is proud to be a sponsor of the conference and support the work of the NC Main Street Center. For more information on the conference and to register, go to http://www.ncmainstreetcenter.org/
Nov 2, 2009
Hanbury Makes Presentation at National Preservation Conference
Mary Ruffin Hanbury moderated and participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, October 15 at the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The panel discussed the recent assessment of African American heritage tourism sites in Natchez, Mississippi conducted by Hanbury Preservation Consulting. The panel included: Kathleen Jenkins, Superintendent of Natchez National Historical Park; David Preziosi, Executive Director of Mississippi Heritage Trust; Alex T. Thomas, Program Manager for Heritage Trails, Mississippi Development Authority, Division of Tourism; and Darrell White, Heritage Tourism Officer for the City of Natchez.
The National Trust virtual attendee blog covered the session and can be found at http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/training/npc/2009-nashville/virtual-attendee/session-feeds/thursday.html
Copies of the powerpoints for the panel can be found at http://www.preservationnation.org/resources/training/npc/2009-nashville/virtual-attendee/session-handouts-and-presentations.html
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