History in the Making is a full service consulting firm specializing in public history, historic preservation and non-profit management for history-based organizations.
We are dedicated to working closely with our clients and colleagues to bring the vibrancy of history to the widest audiences in creative and engaging ways.  History in the Making prides itself on building a long-term relationship with every client so we can to fully understand your project and goals, and insure a successful outcome.   Dorothy Hartman, the firm’s principal, brings her thirty years’ experience in public history, preservation and non-profit management to each project. Through partnerships with architects, community planners and exhibition designers, we are able to structure our services to meet the specific needs of your project.


About Dorothy Hartman:


Dorothy began her career in public history as the director of Culver Brook Restoration Foundation in Branchville, NJ. Following her tenure there, she founded Past Perspectives, an exhibit planning and museum program consulting firm. In 2004, she accepted the position of Director of Education at Save Ellis Island, Inc., where she was promoted to executive director of the Ellis Island Institute in 2010. She established History in the Making in 2012.

Dorothy received the New Jersey Historical Commission Award of Recognition in 1998, the New Jersey Historic Preservation Award in 2011 and We the People designations for seven successful National Endowment for the Humanites grants  She holds a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an MA in American History from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Spanning the Industrial Age 

The John A. Roebling's Son's Company Trenton, NJ 1848-1974


Spanning the Industrial Age

Written by Clifford W. Zink and Dorothy Hartman

Spanning the Industrial Age provides new insights into the career not only of its founder John A. Roebling but of the three succeeding generations... read more...


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