The year 2016 marks not only the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, but also the 50th anniversary of the National Historical Preservation Act. There is no better time to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation. And there is no better place than the living classroom of Camden and nearby Philadelphia. Now history enthusiasts and scholars, practitioners, and other interested members of the public can do just that, as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University–Camden launches the new Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program in September.
The Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers-Camden is designed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation. It provides fundamentals of contemporary historic preservation practice as well as opportunities for in-depth studies. 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 program is open to anyone interested in historic preservation: members of historic preservation commissions, town planners, historic site administrators and volunteers, owners of old or historic buildings, town planners, architects, engineers, attorneys, students, and anyone else with an interest in preserving our built environment.
Any student or community member may register for any course or workshop. This is a non-degree, non-credit program, taught on a pass/fail basis. Continuing education credits earned may be applied toward a future certificate in historic preservation (in development). More information can be found right here. Registration is open now for fall classes and workshops!