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May 9, 2015 - Join the Historic Trust at the NJ State History Fair
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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May 9, 2015 - Join the Historic Trust at the NJ State History Fair

The 2015 NJ State History Fair is set for Saturday, May 9th at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ from 11am-5pm.

The Fair is the only statewide event where visitors can experience five centuries of NJ's history in one place. Started in 2004 as a celebratory event marking the 100th anniversary of NJ's State Historic Sites, 2015 will mark the Fair's 11th anniversary. The goal of the Fair is to engage the public in discovering NJ's history in a fun and enjoyable manner.

The event will be held rain or shine. Click here for directions. Suggested parking donation $10 per vehicle.



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June 3 & 4, 2015 - New Perspectives on the Past: 2015 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference

 

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.

Attention Students!

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, 2015

Click here for submission details (PDF).



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Postponed! New Date TBA - Getting Your House (Museum) in Order - Foundation Documents for Managing Your Historic Property

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

Instructors:
Dominique Hawkins, Partner, Managing Principal, Preservation Design Partnership
Dorothy Hartman, Principal, History in the Making

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NJ History Advocates Event Calendar: http://njhistoryadvocates.org/event_cal.htm

NJ's 350th Anniversary Event Listings: http://officialnj350.com/

Discover NJ Arts Event Database: http://www.jerseyarts.com/Events.aspx

NJ Travel and Tourism Event Calendar: http://visitnj.org/events

 

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