Spring Historic Preservation Workshops

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New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Local History, Public History, Urban Design and Planning

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden will be offering three historic preservation workshops, beginning March 10. Registration is open now. Whether you are interested in learning about preservation at the local level, how to fix up your old home, or how to preserve and interpret historical landscapes, we have something for you!

Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners

March 10, 2018
This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members as well as planning and zoning board members and elected officials. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Focus will be on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to foster good preservation at the local level.

Instructors: Dorothy P. Guzzo, Janine Bauer, Jonathan Kinney, Andrea Tingey, and Barton Ross
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $75
Credits: .7 CEUs; 6 AIA LU credits; 6 AICP CM credits, 1.5 AICP Law credits

Brick, Stone, and Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair

April 7, 2018
Brick, stone and mortar construction was a common building technique throughout the colonial period. By the middle of the nineteenth century, masonry construction was almost as common as wood construction. This half-day workshop will introduce participants to various brick and stonework building traditions as well as to the varying qualities of the materials themselves. Equally important, students will look at the evolution of mortar and its basic components. There will be a demonstration of brick pointing with a survey of the tools and techniques used. This workshop is offered in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Instructors: Ray Tschoepe & Tom Mcpoyle
Time: 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $40
Credits: .4 CEUs; 4 AIA LU credits

Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation

May 5, 2018
This day-long workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism. The afternoon will feature a tour of the Princeton Battlefield.

Instructors: Ian Burrow and Wade Catts
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton Battlefield State Park
Cost: $75
Credits: .6 CEUs

For more information and to register, visit http://preservation.rutgers.edu/programs/spring-2018-offerings/

Contact Info: 

Tamara Gaskell
Public Historian in Residence
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Rutgers University-Camden
429 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102