Saturday, February 24, 2018

Spring 2018 Historic Preservation Workshops at MARCH

Spring 2018 Historic Preservation Workshops at MARCH
Spring 2018 Continuing Education Courses

Now that Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl are behind us, spring cannot far behind--even if the groundhog did see his shadow. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden will be offering three historic preservation workshops, beginning March 10. Registration is open now. All workshop attendees will receive a discount on registration for our fall 2018 class, Introduction to Historic Preservation. Whether you are interested in learning about preservation at the local level, how to fix up your old home, or how to preserve and interpret historical landscapes, we have something for you!

Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners
March 10, 2018

This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members as well as planning and zoning board members and elected officials. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Focus will be on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to foster good preservation at the local level.

Instructors: Dorothy P. Guzzo, Janine Bauer, Jonathan Kinney, Andrea Tingey, and Barton Ross

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
Cost: $75
Credits: .7 CEUs; 6 AIA LU credits; 6 AICP CM credits, 1.5 AICP Law credits

Brick, Stone, and Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair
April 7, 2018

Brick, stone and mortar construction was a common building technique throughout the colonial period. By the middle of the nineteenth century, masonry construction was almost as common as wood construction. This half-day workshop will introduce participants to various brick and stonework building traditions as well as to the varying qualities of the materials themselves. Equally important, students will look at the evolution of mortar and its basic components. There will be a demonstration of brick pointing with a survey of the tools and techniques used. This workshop is offered in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy.

Instructors: Ray Tschoepe & Tom Mcpoyle

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $40
Credits: .4 CEUs; 4 AIA LU credits

Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation
May 5, 2018

This day-long workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism. The afternoon will feature a tour of the Princeton Battlefield.

Instructors: Ian Burrow and Wade Catts
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Historical Society of Princeton and Princeton Battlefield State Park
Cost: $75
Credits: .6 CEUs

For more information or to register, visit or contact Tamara Gaskell at 856-225-6878 or

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