Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Newark Museum. The conference is co-hosted by the NJ Historic Trust, NJ Historic Commission, NJ Historic Preservation Office, and the Common Wealth of New Jersey. For the first time, the Advocates of New Jersey History will sponsor a conference eve reception and its annual history awards program. The collaboration will showcase common needs and tools to enrich our state’s heritage sites, collections, and shared history.
Newark’s prestigious history as one of New Jersey’s most significant cities provides an excellent setting for a conference on historic preservation. Its monumental buildings, legendary park system, and architecturally dynamic neighborhoods will be explored by participants from all over the state and beyond. Newark Museum’s reputation of excellence will contribute to unique learning opportunities for non-profit history organizations.
The conference is pleased to welcome keynote speaker Tony Hiss who will begin by exploring how residents, workers and visitors experience place. Educational tracks will be offered for architectural and planning professionals, historic preservation commission members, heritage site managers and trustees, historians, and archaeologists. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, specially designed workshops will offer guidance on disaster planning and recovery. Many of the sessions to be offered will qualify for continuing education credits for planning and architecture professionals.
The annual event relies on corporate support to make this a sustainable activity. Become a conference sponsor and take advantage of registration, exhibit and advertisement opportunities.
Join your colleagues and register by May 31 to take advantage of the $85 registration rate.
New for 2013! History Leadership Awards Program and Reception On Wednesday, June 5, 2013, the Advocates for New Jersey History will host the first History Leadership Awards Program and Reception at the Newark Museum. This special networking and awards reception is designed to engage the state’s history and historic preservation leadership to focus on the future preservation of the tangible remains of New Jersey’s past. Invited guests include elected officials and trustees and members of statewide history and historic preservation nonprofit and agencies. Use the conference registration site to sign up for this event.
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