Hands-on Workshop - Cleaning Historic Interiors (May 10 & 17, Flemington)

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Dear All: 

Do you work or volunteer at a historic house museum or live in a historic home? Is it a little...dusty? It's OK! It happens to the best of us.

Join the Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation at the Midatlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers for a workshop in Flemington, NJ, on cleaning historic house interiors! 

WHAT: Cleaning Historic Interiors on a Budget for Beginners
2-day workshop
ABOUT: Is your historic house museum dusty? Are you unsure about the best way to dust and vacuum regularly on a budget? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the principles behind why and how you should dust historic buildings regularly and the kind of procedures you can put in place to make sure this important preservation task doesn’t fall by the wayside! On day 1 of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity apply what they learn to a historic room inside the Hunterdon County Courthouse. On day 2, participants will have a chance to discuss their plans for putting a regular cleaning schedule in place at their historic site.
Who should register?: This workshop is designed for volunteers, staff, board members, or others who work directly with the care of historic domestic interiors in a house museum setting, but anyone who lives in a historic home is also welcome to take this workshop. Participants are expected to participate in both days of the workshop.
Instructors: Nicole Belolan and Carrie Fellows
Date and Time: May 10, 2019, 9AM-4:30PM, and May 17, 2019, 9AM-12PM
Location: Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse, 71 Main Street Building #3, Flemington, NJ 08822
Cost: $30
Agenda: View draft agenda here, https://preservation.rutgers.edu/wp-content/uploads/Draft-Agenda-for-Web.pdf
REGISTER**: Registration is limited! Visit this web address to register: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=74076

**If you want to register using a PO, please email nicole.belolan@rutgers.edu for instructions.

Other: A limited number of competitive Scholarships available for Hunterdon County Non-profits. Contact Chis before registering for more information: 908-237-2010.
Partnerships: We are pleased to partner with the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission on this workshop. Some supplies for this workshop generously lent by the University of Delaware Museum Studies Program.
Accessibility: The Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse is an accessible location. If you require an accommodation, please contact Chris at 908-237-2010. Accessible parking is available in the lot behind the county administration building and historic courthouse.


Nicole Belolan
Nicole Belolan, PhD
Co-Editor, The Public Historian
Digital Media Editor, National Council on Public History, and Lead Editor, History@Work
Director, Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH), Rutgers University-Camden
nicole.belolan@rutgers.edu | 856-225-6878
Physical Address: 325 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Mailing Address: 429 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102
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