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Audience and Evaluation - Learning Labs I & II
Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden
NJ Historical Commission Conference: New Jersey and the Great War
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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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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.

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NJ Historical Commission Conference: New Jersey and the Great War

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2017 is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I. New Jersey’s contribution to the war effort was both large and multi-faceted. New Jersey factories sent supplies to the allies before and after April 6, 1917; Camp Dix and other training facilities prepared troops for service overseas; thousands embarked for Europe from Hoboken; and over 140,000 state residents ultimately served in the conflict. Many of the changes brought by the Great War, whether economic, social, technological, military, or artistic, continue to affect the Garden State to the present day. The New Jersey Historical Commission’s 2017 annual conference will consider the many impacts of this vast international conflict on the state. 

November 3rd at Rowan College in Burlington County 
Keynote speaker Christopher Capozzola will discuss his book, Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
Paper presentations from scholars and veterans exploring New Jersey's role in World War I
A teachers’ workshop on teaching World War I history using primary documents 

November 4th
Visit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, established in 1918 as a World War I camp. Tour the base, participate in oral histories, meet the Harlem Hellfighters, and more!

$50 early-bird registration until October 6. $60/person after October 6. 

Details and Registration

 



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