Register now for fall historic preservation classes!

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Have you always wanted to know more about the buildings in your community, or about how historic preservation can strengthen communities, enhance the quality of life, and promote heritage tourism and economic development? This fall, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) is offering two continuing education courses as part of its new certificate program in historic preservation. Take a single class or workshop or work toward a certificate! Anyone with an interest in historic preservation is welcome.


Introduction to Historic Preservation

This course is an introduction to the preservation of the built environment, examining the history and philosophy of historic preservation and how the discipline is practiced today. It will provide the historic framework of how preservation has emerged as a field of specialization and a foundation for understanding preservation issues, terminology, and public policy. Through discussions on the history and guiding principles of historic preservation, the class will explore the secretary of the interior’s standards, national and state register programs, preservation techniques, and the overall benefits of historic preservation.

Instructor: Margaret Newman
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 5-Nov. 14 (no class Nov. 7)
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: South ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $250
Credits: 2 CEUs; 20 AIA LUs

Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Archaeological cultural resources are sometimes seen as a “special case” in historic preservation, somewhat removed from the conservation, restoration, and management of historic buildings, areas usually perceived as the main business of historic preservation. This course will introduce students to the discipline of archaeology within historic preservation, the framework in which the majority of archaeologists work today. It will show that archaeology is an important partner discipline in efforts to understand and protect the past. No previous knowledge of archaeology is assumed, and the course will commence with a basic introduction to archaeological theory, methods, and terminology. We will review the national, state, and local regulatory and legal environment specifically impacting archaeology. The class will use case studies, many of them regional, to explore the many different roles of archaeology in historic preservation. Students will learn why and how archaeological studies are undertaken as part of the nation’s historic preservation program and about the challenges and opportunities archaeology presents to public agencies, private developers, and to those involved in preserving the past.

Instructor: Ian Burrow
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $250
Credits: 2 CEUs

Upcoming Workshops

September 23: Historic Wood Window Restoration, Identification, and Maintenance

October 7: Interpretive Planning for Historic Sites and Museums: Why, What, and How

November 11: Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, Their Investigation and Reproduction

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Also, MARCH is co-sponsoring:

Art & Architecture on Historic Cooper Street, Camden, NJ
Sunday, October 1 @ 10am-12pm
Rain date: Sunday, October 8
Be inspired by the artists of Picturing Camden and the history that unfolded on Cooper Street! Join us for a walking tour of historic Cooper Street and the surrounding public art in Camden, NJ. Bring along your sketchbooks, cameras, watercolors, and journals to capture your own version of Camden and its many scenic treasures as you learn about the street's inhabitants and how Camden and the street changed over time. Sites will include Johnson Library & Park, historic homes of Cooper Street, and several others along the way. We will meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building to take a brief look at the exhibition before heading out on the town. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Drawing materials will be available if needed. Please reserve your spot with Miranda Powell @ 856-225-6202 or