Maine Archives and Museums (MAM) recommends Reimagining Historic House Museums co-edited by Kenneth C. Turino and Max A. van Balgooy, the authoritative guide from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). It is an indispensable source of field-tested tools and techniques drawn from such wide-ranging sources as non-profit management, business strategy, and software development. It profiles historic sites that are using new models to engage with their communities to become more relevant, are adopting creative forms of interpretation and programming and earning income to become more financially sustainable in rapidly changing times. The book is a combination of a museum conference, a hands-on workshop, and a toolbox. It contains five main parts: Fundamentals and Essentials, Audiences, Different Approaches to Familiar topics, Methods, and Imagining New Kinds of House Museums. Published in Sept. 2019
Available on Amazon at $40, and it qualifies for Amazon Smile donations.