addition to bringing history directly to the public, Images from
the Past also offers consulting and publishing services to help
museums and historic sites develop site-specific products
that meet interpretive, marketing, merchandising, and fund-raising
a collaborative partnership, we can work with you both to extend
visitors' experience and bring your interpretive message to armchair
travelers. We can help you develop income-generating products
that interpret history to the public using information and images,
perhaps from seldom accessed files and archives ... products that
also increase the publicís awareness of the work you do.
consultation with museum and historic site staff, Images
from the Past's publisher, Tordis Ilg Isselhardt, can help bring
an out-of-print classic back in print; chronicle a site's restoration;
assemble oral histories, journals, diaries, and correspondence for
publication; record special exhibits and collections; and create
postcards and note cards based on print, photograph, and ephemera
collections. She can work with you at the planning stage, as you
decide on the best interpretive publication for your message, your
audience, and your resources. She can suggest team members to supplement
your in house capabilities for the editorial, design, and production
stages, and can provide overall management until your project has
been successfully completed.
Ilg Isselhardt has been an interpretive specialist since 1968 when
she became the first director of the 35-room Second Empire Park-McCullough
House in North Bennington, Vermont. She has served as planner and
guide for interpretive tours in Vermont; has been publisher of Images
from the Past since 1984; has served on numerous boards and commissions
for Historic Preservation, Publishing, and Cultural Heritage Tourism;
is a frequent presenter at professional conferences, and holds Certified
Interpretive Guide credentials from the National Association for
Interpretation. Past publishing clients include: Canterbury Shaker
Village, The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Ashfield (Mass.) Historical Society,
The Museum of the Confederacy, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and
Museum, Trapp Family Lodge, and Glacier Natural History Association.
we work to assure that history has its place and place has its history.
would love to hear from you. Please contact us to discuss your needs,
large and small.
is a communication process
which forges emotional and intellectual connections
between the interests of the audience
and the meanings inherent in the resource.
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