June 3 & 4, 2015 - New Perspectives on the Past: 2015 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference
Postponed! New Date TBA - Getting Your House (Museum) in Order - Foundation Documents for Managing Your Historic Property
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Join us Wednesday evening, June 3, for light hors d'ouevres and drinks on the veranda at historic Towerview, the home of Senator Diane Allen and Samuel Leeds Allen III.
Guest speaker Robert K. Wittman, founder of the FBI's National Art Crime Team and author of the New York Times Best Seller "Priceless-How I Went Undercover to Rescue The World's Stolen Treasures," will discuss his FBI career, notorious art heists, and incredibly daring undercover operations.
Wittman served for 20 years as the FBI's investigative expert in the art crime field and is responsible for recovering more than $300 million in stolen art and cultural property around the world. Get the true stories behind the headlines of the FBI's Real Indiana Jones!
All attendees will receive a complimentary, autographed copy of "Priceless"!
Register HERE (Opening Reception tickets may be included with conference registration depending upon which options you select).
Date: Wednesday, June 3
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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.
This one day- workshop is open to volunteer and professional stewards of historic house museums who are looking to improve the preservation and interpretation of their site. The course provides in-depth information about the planning documents that serve as the foundation for preserving, maintaining and interpreting historic house museums. The workshop will focus on the components of each plan and how, together, the plans become the framework for site management. The workshop includes a tour of Liberty Hall as a case study based on information presented.
Topics to be covered:
- Why plan in the first place?
- First step: Historic Structure Report
- Building on the Historic Structure Report
- Safety and Accessibility
- Working with consultants
- Tour of Liberty Hall
Dominique Hawkins, Partner, Managing Principal, Preservation Design Partnership
Dorothy Hartman, Principal, History in the Making
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