The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers University–Camden is launching a new continuing education program in September 2016. This new program is a non-degree, non-credit program that is open to anyone interested in historic preservation: members of historic preservation commissions, town planners, historic site administrators and volunteers, owners of old or historic buildings, town planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, students, and anyone else with an interest in preserving our built environment. Offerings include full-scale courses as well as one-day and half-day workshops.
There is no better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than the living laboratory of Camden and nearby Philadelphia. The Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers–Camden is designed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation. It provides fundamentals of contemporary historic preservation practice as well as opportunities for in-depth studies. Students will learn from professionals working in the field to gain a more realistic perspective on how the tangible remains of our past can be integrated within current environments.
Any student or community member may register for any course or workshop. Classes are taught on a pass/fail basis. Continuing education credits earned may be applied toward a future certificate in historic preservation (in development).
Fall offerings include:
- Introduction to Historic Preservation (10-week course)
- Getting Your Historic House (Museum) in Order: Foundation Documents for Managing Your Historic Property (1-day workshop)
- Make the Most of Your Historic District: Workshop and Tour of Camden's Cooper Street (1/2-day workshop)
All fall 2016 classes and workshops provide American Institute of Architects (AIA) continuing education credits through a partnership with Preservation New Jersey.
More information and descriptions of the 2016–2017 classes and workshops can be found at http://preservation.rutgers.edu/. Registration for fall classes is now open.
Tamara Gaskell, PhD
Co-Editor, The Public Historian
Public Historian in Residence
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
429 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102