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Spring 2017 Continuing Education in Historic Preservation
Find Your Perfect Match: Grantmakers and Historic Organizations
Telling (Untold) Histories Unconference
Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
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Spring 2017 Continuing Education in Historic Preservation

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The following 1-day workshops will be offered as part of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities' Spring 2017 course offerings for the Continuing Education program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden.

  • Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners
    AIA and AICP credits available
    This one-day workshop is designed to inform historic preservation commission members, planners, zoning board members, and local elected officials on the governing law and implementation for identifying, preserving and protecting historic resources on the municipal level in New Jersey. The course provides an in-depth examination of issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning.

    Instructors:
    Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director, NJ Historic Trust
    Janine Bauer, Esq.
    Jonathan Kinney, CLG Coordinator, NJ Historic Preservation Office
    Andrea Tingey, Principal Historic Preservation Specialist, NJ Historic Preservation Office
    Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President, Barton Ross & Partners

    Saturday, March 18, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
    $75 (includes lunch)

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  • Cemeteries and Historic Preservation: Workshop and Tour of The Woodlands and Mount Moriah Cemetery
    Students will learn about Philadelphia's rural cemeteries and their historical context, as well as how to assess a cemetery's preservation needs and possible treatments, through classroom instruction, including a case study of Philadelphia's Laurel Cemetery, and tours of The Woodlands and Mount Moriah Cemetery. Originally the estate of William Hamilton, The Woodlands became a 19th-century rural cemetery in 1840 and is now a National Historic Landmark. Established in 1855, Mount Moriah Cemetery has grown from approximately 50 acres to over 200. The Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery are working to preserve the site through outreach, education, research, and restoration.

    Instructors:
    Dr. Dennis Montagna, Director, National Park Service Monument Research & Preservation Program
    Dr. Aaron Wunsch, Architectural History & Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Historic Preservation

    Saturday, April 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    The Woodlands and Mount Moriah Cemeteries
    $75 (includes lunch)

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Find Your Perfect Match: Grantmakers and Historic Organizations

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Maybe you have a great idea for an exhibit, or you want to work with a neighborhood organization on an outreach project. Perhaps your building needs a new HVAC system, or you want to develop a strategic plan. What sorts of grants are available to history organizations to help pay for these types of projects? How do you find the right funder for your needs? What are the requirements and expectations of different funders?

Hear some of New Jersey's top funders discuss what they look for in successful proposals. The conversation will also introduce participants to the range of grant funding available, from government agencies to private foundations to corporate funders.

Panelists:
Sara Cureton, Director, the New Jersey Historical Commission
Gigi Naglak, Director of Grants and Programs, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Lois Greco, Senior Vice President, Evaluations, Wells Fargo Regional Foundation
Sharnita Johnson, Program Director, Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Bill Leavens, VP of Operations, The Leavens Foundation
Nina Stack, CEO, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

Monday, April 10, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cherry Hill Public Library
$25 (includes lunch)

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Telling (Untold) Histories Unconference

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Every place, every person, and every object has a history, but not all histories are told.

Telling Untold Histories – New Jersey’s annual unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told – explores these histories and asks why some stories remain untold. How can the community members who lived these histories shape how museums, historic sites, libraries, and schools tell them in the future?

The unconference puts you at the center. Participants create the program by suggesting and choosing sessions on the day of the unconference. Feel the suspense building! Workshops offer attendees the chance to learn new skills to help you tell stories. Discussions and activities connect you with new people and leave you inspired.

Who should attend? Curators and educators, archivists and archaeologists, oral historians and librarians, historic preservationists and community activists, as well as grantmakers, funders, and history lovers!

Thursday, May 11
Rutgers University, Newark

Visit the Untold Histories website for more information.

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Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair

 2017 history fair

The State History Fair is the only statewide event where visitors can experience five centuries of New Jersey history in one place. This free, award-winning event, is a fun-filled adventure into New Jersey’s past with living history demonstrations, military re-enactors, tours, exhibits, period music and dance, and historical organizations and museums from around the state. Don’t miss the chance to meet Ulysses S. Grant, actress Mabel Fenton, Emily Roebling, Walt Whitman, Clara Barton and Harriet Tubman as portrayed by re-enactors. History comes alive at the Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair.

Saturday, May 13, 11 am - 5 pm, Rain or Shine
Monmouth Battlefield State Park, 16 Business Route 33, Manalapan

FREE Admission (suggested Parking Donation of $10 per vehicle)

Visit the State History Fair website

 

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