March 28, 2015 - Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions
April 10, 2015 - Telling (untold) Histories: An Unconference
June 3 & 4, 2015 - New Perspectives on the Past: 2015 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference
Save the Date - April 25, 2015
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Serving Audiences in New Ways (Part II of Audience Series)
The New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to continue the Best Practices for History Organizations Workshop Series with its second learning opportunity devoted to engaging audiences.
Declining attendance in cultural experiences is a trend that has plagued cultural organizations since the early 1990s. Serving Audiences in New Ways, featuring Robert Kiihne and Catherine Fukushima, will explore strategies, techniques and examples of how to more effectively engage audiences in history. This workshop will help history organizations to better understand how people make choices to participate and how to maximize their potential to engage audiences. The workshop will include a discussion of:
- Demographics of future cultural consumers
- How to engage families
- Identifying opportunities
- Designing exhibits
- Understanding learning styles
- A framework for developing participation and how to apply it
- Model projects
Date: Tuesday March 24
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060
Cost: $20 registration fee to cover the cost for breakfast and lunch.
Date: Saturday March 28
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kean University Ocean County Campus, Toms River, Gateway Building 500
Cost: $75, includes lunch
This year’s event in Mount Laurel is located in the southern part of the state, enabling us to take advantage of the historic resources in Burlington and Camden counties, and to learn from our western neighbors in Pennsylvania. The conference has expanded to a two-day event, with a pre-conference workshop or tour and an Opening Reception on June 3, before the full-day conference that offers 20 educational sessions and workshops on June 4.
Plenary speakers Ruth Abram and Elizabeth Silkes will challenge us to consider “New Perspectives on the Past” that make history activities relevant and necessary in today’s society, and historic preservation inclusive of new interpretive measures and technologies. Choose from a variety of registration and sponsor opportunities that will allow you to network with other professionals, nonprofit managers, historic preservation commissioners and others who have an interest in making our historic communities the very best that they can be.
Visit the conference website for full details and to register.
Call for Posters - the 2015 Conference invites proposals from undergraduate and graduate students. The Poster Session is a visual format for historic preservation, history, archaeology, architecture, planning, museum studies and public history projects. It is a venue to show off material and visual work, present preliminary data on a research topic, and gather advice from experts in the field. Posters will be presented at the main conference event on June 4, 2015.
Deadline: April 15, 2015Getting Your House (Museum) in Order - Documents for Managing Your Historic Property
Details to follow soon!
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