Time to register for winter/spring historic preservation classes!

Tamara Gaskell Discussion

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? Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite history geek? This winter/spring, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) is offering three continuing education courses and three one-day workshops as part of its 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.

Gift certificates also available (contact preservation@camden.rutgers.edu) 


 Documenting Historic Buildings

This five-session course will review and illustrate successful strategies for gleaning information from a variety of sources including traditional paper-based documents, as well as multiple digital resources. Participants will learn to glean building information from public documents such as deeds, newspapers, wills, building permits, historical surveys, and local, state, and federal historic registrations.  Also included will be instruction on discovering and making use of private records, such as family papers, photographic collections, maps, architectural drawings, and historic structure reports. The course will feature site visits to local repositories, including the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Instructor: Bruce Laverty
Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 20–Feb. 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: various locations
Cost: $125
Credits: 1 CEUs; 10 AIA LU credits


Materials and Techniques of Historic Restoration and Rehabilitation

The ten-week course offers an overview of different materials commonly used in this region and the techniques for their repair. Materials to be examined are: masonry (stone, brick, concrete, terra cotta, mortar), wood, finishes, plaster, and metals. The class will discuss techniques utilized to read historic evidence in buildings and be introduced to rehabilitation codes. This course should benefit architects, contractors, and the preservation community in general.

Instructor: Bob Russell
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 30–Apr. 10, 2018 (no class Mar.13)
Time: 6:30p.m.–8:30p.m.
Location: West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden
Cost: $250
Credits: 2 CEUs; 20 AIA LU credits


Preservation Planning

This ten-week course provides an overview and detailed look at the legal, economic, and community planning aspects of historic preservation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Students will discuss land use and preservation law, federal and state standards, the integration of preservation with municipal planning, redevelopment, and environmental goals, advocacy, and community activism. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a sound working understanding of regional municipal land use law and other regulations promulgated by the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania affecting land use at the municipal level. 

Instructor: Dorothy P. Guzzo and others
Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 31–Apr. 18, 2018 (no class on Feb. 14 and Mar. 14)
Time: 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Location: West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers–Camden
Cost: $250
Credits: 2 CEUs; 20 AIA LU credits; 20 AICP CM credits, 4 AICP Law credits


Upcoming Workshops

March 10, 2018: Preservation in Practice: A Workshop for Historic Commissions and Planners

April 7, 2018: Brick, Stone, and Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair

May 4, 2018: Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation
For more information visit  http://preservation.rutgers.edu/ or contact preservation@camden.rutgers.edu