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Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations, Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections Workshop Series
Preservation Issues Round Table
Young Patriots' Day
Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden
Monmouth County Archives and History Day 2018
New Jersey History Forum
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Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations, Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections Workshop Series

Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections: Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations A Two-Part Workshop Series

Whether a historical society or an historic site, the building and objects your organization stewards require responsible collections care. The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to present Preserving New Jersey's Historic Collections, a two-part workshop series devoted to collections care for buildings and objects.

Part One Practical Stewardship: Caring for your Building

October 3, 2018 9:30am -3:00pm, registration 9:00am - 9:30am

Location: Lyceum Hall Center for Performing Arts, 432 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016

Instructor: Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, RA, Principal, Historic Building Architects

Cost: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

Part Two The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects

January 8, 2019 (snow date January 15th) 10:00am - 4:00pm, registration 9:00am - 10:00am

Location: Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Instructor: Joan Harris-Rico, Collections Manager, Thomas Edison National Historic Park

Cost: $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

 

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Preservation Issues Round Table

Join Preservation New Jersey and the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission for a discussion of topics impacting the historic preservation field and the historic resources of Southern New Jersey.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:30 – 8:30PM

Landis Theater
830 E Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360

 

Hot topics include:

  • Matthew R. Litt, Esq., Pasternock Apell, PC
    Camden City and Gentrification: Development at the Cost of Community Identity?
    : Despite being identified as “among the most architecturally distinguished early twentieth century school buildings in the state” by the State Historic Preservation Office, the Camden High School is currently being demolished to make room for a $133 million high school construction project.  The influx of interest and new development within Camden is spotlighting the challenges of rapid development being unresponsive to the interests and identity of local communities.  Camden epitomizes this challenge, with a deficiency of historic sites representing the African-American and historically immigrant communities of the city.
  • Janet L. Sheridan. Principal, Down Jersey Heritage Research, LLC
    Patterned Brick Architecture: The Need for Documentation of South Jersey Resources
    : Patterned brick houses are made with various patterns in the brickwork accentuated by the vitrified color contrast resulting from the brickmaking process.  A largely colonial period of design, South Jersey contains the highest concentration of such architecture in the United States. With over 350 individual pattern brick structures identified to date, a surprising number of these examples are no longer extant and many more are currently threatened.
  • Michael C. Henry, PE, AIA, Watson & Henry Associates,  Preservation Architects & Engineers
    Rising Tides and Climate Change: An Existing and Future Threat to South Jersey’s Historic Resources
    : With sea levels expected to rise 3 to 5 feet by the end of the century and with ever more damaging and intense storms and rainfall, many historic resources which have survived hurricanes, floods and more over centuries are now experiencing threats they may not be able to survive.  Flooding basements and mechanical systems, saltwater intrusion, and tides rising above historical high-points require new standards for resiliency of historic resources which raise fundamental questions of a buildings historical integrity.  This challenge is particularly prescient to New Jersey, as sea level rise is happening faster for the state due to the added attribute of land subsidence (sinking).

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Young Patriots' Day

Come out for the 2018 Young Patriots' Day!

Sunday, September 23rd 10 am to 4 pm @ the Princeton Battlefield 500 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

Activities for school-age children and families will highlight colonial life and the American Revolutionary War. It is the second 2018 educational forum underwritten in part by a Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission grant and sponsored by NJM Insurance Group.

  • Revolutionary War Living Historians will demonstrate camp life and the impact of the revolution.
  • Kids will participate in marching and drilling and witness musket firing and cannon firing.
  • Observe colonial life through the skills of craftspeople.
  • Meet and listen to George and Martha Washington, Ben Franklin, and authors of children’s historic books, featuring Trinka Hakes Noble, Wil Mara and Robert J. Skead!
  • Learn about New Jersey as the Crossroads of the American Revolution by visiting information tables set up by area historic site.
  • Take a walking tour to learn more about the Battle of Princeton and spend time in the Thomas Clarke House & Museum. Advance Registration donations $10 per family (on field registration the day of the event will be $15).

Registered families will receive gifts for children such as a balloon, Young Patriots Day button, Princeton Battlefield coloring book, activity books, and a free raffle. A printed map of activities and schedule and a new brochure on the Battle of Princeton will be available along with a “Commissary Tent” for souvenirs, hats, mugs, t-shirts, and flags. There will be a food truck! Proceeds from Young Patriots’ Day will be used to further the mission of the Princeton Battlefield Society which includes educational activities and interpretive materials and signage.

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Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden

 

 

Registration is now open for the Fall 2018 Courses!

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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Monmouth County Archives and History Day 2018

The Monmouth County Archives celebrates Archives Week each October with a public history event, “Archives and History Day,” seminars, tours of the Archives, and exhibits!

This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:45am until 3pm at the Monmouth County Library, 125 Symmes Dr, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726.

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New Jersey History Forum

2018 New Jersey History Forum
Friday, November 2, 2018
Monmouth University

In 2018, the New Jersey History Forum, Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture & The Garden State, will consider the impactful work of New Jersey artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and actors over the course of the state’s history. The New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey State Archives, and New Jersey State Museum are pleased to announce this year’s Forum, to be held on Friday, November 2nd at Monmouth University in co-sponsorship with the University’s Department of History and Anthropology.

The Forum is a biennial program that highlights the importance of studying and sharing local history and invites established and emerging scholars, educators, public historians, and a broad spectrum of social science and humanities researchers to present new research that facilitates greater public awareness of New Jersey history.

Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture & The Garden State will feature a plenary panel discussion with actors and scholars about popular representations of history in film and television and a luncheon keynote talk by Bob Santelli, founding Director of the Grammy Museum and author of Greetings from E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteenand the E Street Band and The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock’s Great Drummers, co-authored with E Street Band’s Max Weinberg.

 

For more info, head to the New Jersey Historical Commission's website! Or click here for registration!

 



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