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Preservation New Jersey Awards Gala
Audience and Evaluation - Learning Labs I & II
Find Your Match: Grantmakers and History Organizations, Perfect Together
Heritage Tourism Workshop with Emily Manz
Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops
Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden
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Preservation New Jersey Awards Gala

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Join Preservation New Jersey for a Night of Celebration at the Glenmoore Farm honoring leaders, visionaries, and professionals who have preserved and restored important landmarks and landscapes throughout the state. 

This perennial event always proves to be a fun evening of bites, sips, and conversation among friends interested in furthering the cause of preservation.

Awardees:

  • CRRNJ Terminal | lwdmrArchitects
  • Van Wagenen/Apple Tree House | HMR Architects
  • John Buzby House/Bayada HQ | Historic Building Architects
  • Journey Through Jersey | History in the Making
  • Lifetime Acheivement Award: Dr. Joseph & Annie Salvatore

Thursday October 5, 2017, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Glenmoore Farm
105 Pennington-Hopewell Road
Hopewell, NJ 08525

Information & Registration

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Audience and Evaluation - Learning Labs I & II

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The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust continue their "Best Practices" series for history organizations this October. Many grant programs now place greater emphasis on understanding audiences and the way they experience history. Organizations need to better understand who comes to their museum or historic site, how they feel about their visit, and most importantly, if they will return.

In an effort to demystify how to practice evaluation we are pleased to announce a workshop series with Beverly Sheppard of the Museum Group. It is strongly recommended that you attend at least one lab on each topic, but not required.

Learning Lab I
This lab will focus on techniques for developing and using questionnaires and surveys, as well as visitor talk-back mechanisms. The lab will be highly interactive and participants will work directly with the tools. Registrants are asked to bring an exhibit or program from their institutions to use as a basis for practice. Participants will work in small groups with colleagues to share ideas and help each other.

Learning Lab II
This lab will focus on the development and guidelines for engaging visitors in focus groups and interviews, as well as exploring creative ways to embed evaluation into exhibit design. Registrants are asked to bring an exhibit or program from their institutions to use as a challenge for their application of the techniques. Participants will work in small groups with colleagues to share ideas and help each other.


Location 1: Stockton University - Krammer Hall:

· Friday, October 6, 2017 - Learning Lab I
· Friday, October 13, 2017 - Learning Lab II

Location 1 details and registration


Location 2: Frelinghuysen Arboretum:


· Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Learning Lab I
· Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Learning Lab II

Location 2 details and registration  

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Find Your Match: Grantmakers and History Organizations, Perfect Together

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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?

Join us October 10 at Washington's Headquarters in Morristown National Historical Park to hear from some of New Jersey's top funders about what they look for in successful proposals and to learn about the range of grant funding available, from government agencies to private foundations to corporate funders.

Participants should come prepared to talk about their projects and funding needs, and time will be set aside to discuss strategies. The workshop will conclude with a networking lunch.

Co-sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, New Jersey Historic Trust, and the New Jersey Historical Commission.

REGISTER HERE



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Heritage Tourism Workshop with Emily Manz

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Let’s Get Together – Linking for Scale
This workshop helps heritage sites identify potential partners and opportunities for promotion and programming in their regions, work with their neighbors to bring more visitors, and develop interesting digital content for marketing that considers the site, its surroundings, and the target audience. This workshop will feature a guided walking tour of downtown Newark, lunch, and a hands-on workshop with Emily Manz. Manz is Founder of EMI Strategy - a consulting firm in tourism and economic development and of Have You Met Newark Tours – a tour company that has been featured in the New York Times and in the brand new book, 100 Things to Do in Newark Before You Die.

Wednesday October 11

Schedule:
9:00am Welcome & breakfast at church
9:30-11:30 Downtown Newark Tour
11:45-12:30 Catered lunch back at the church
12:30-2:30pm Instructional workshop at the church

Location:
Grace Church in Newark
950 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Driving and public transit directions

Parking: There is a pay lot directly across from the church on Court Street.

Questions: Contact Carrie Hogan of the NJ Historic Trust at carrie.hogan@dca.nj.gov or (609) 984-0391.

This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Historic Trust and Friends of New Jersey Heritage.

Eventbrite - Heritage Tourism Workshop with Emily Manz

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Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshops

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The New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR), will present a series of disaster preparedness training for libraries and humanities-collecting institutions.

The workshops will focus on risk assessment, disaster plan development, salvage priorities and salvage methods, and wet material recovery. At the conclusion of the first session, workshop attendees will have learned the tools necessary for their “homework” of creating draft disaster plans or revising old plans for their institutions. At the second session, attendees will review their plans with workshop leader Thomas Clareson of LYRASIS, and continue their training. Both sessions of the workshop must be attended.

Statewide organizational members of NJCAR will provide in-person follow-up with workshop attendees three months after the training.

The workshop and follow-up activities will help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve their collections and addresses the significant risk to New Jersey’s cultural heritage materials from natural disasters and other types of emergencies.

These workshops are supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Each two session workshop will be offered in North, Central, and South Jersey locations.

October 17 - East Jersey Olde Town, Piscataway

October 18 - Burlington County Historical Society, Burlington City

October 19 - Paterson Free Public Library, Paterson

Dates and locations for the second session are listed on the Eventbrite registration page. 

Details and Registration



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Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden

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There's 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 University-Camden was launched in 2016 and is now offering a Certificate in Historic Preservation.

Designed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation, 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.

The certificate program is not a degree program, but it can be used to supplement a student's work in an allied field, such as history or architecture. Participation in the certificate program does not require matriculation at Rutgers. Students may begin course work at any time and take classes in any sequence. Students can complete the program at their own pace, but must fulfill all of the requirements.

Learn more and register for Fall courses



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