Calendar

Nov
4
Sat
New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference @ Cultural Education Center
Nov 4 all-day
McNeil Center for Early American Studies New Sweden History Conference @ Lazaretto Ballroom
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

The 2017 theme will explore the migration of Swedish colonists from the original landing point of Wilmington Delaware to the greater Delaware Valley and east coast region. Speakers include Brian Crane, Sean Moir, Laurie Fitzpatrick, Catherine Dann Roeber, and Becky Griswold. Registration includes breakfast and lunch, located at the Lazaretto Ballroom 99 Wanamaker Ave, Essington, PA 19029. $60 per person ($35 for students and teachers). Early bird $50 registration by October 13. Registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

Country House Conference @ Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Nov 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

A premiere all day conference event. Explore the rich and diverse history of the country houses of New York. The Country House Conference will take participants on a 300 year journey from the humble origins of colonial farms and manors to the grand estates of turn-of-the century robber barons.

The day includes Four Lectures, Panel Discussion, Exclusive House Tour and Lunch.

Nov
5
Sun
Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Annual Conference @ National Museum of American Jewish History
Nov 5 – Nov 7 all-day
Nov
9
Thu
28th Annual MAPACA Conference @ Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel
Nov 9 @ 2:06 pm – Nov 12 @ 3:06 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Historic Preservation Workshop: Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, Their Investigation and Reproduction @ South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Nov 11 all-day

Historic architecture is known to us in primary source materials through drawings or early black-and-white photography.  What’s missing is color and the finishing of a building that makes all the difference in its appearance. Through lectures and hands-on lab work, workshop participants will learn what traditional paints were made of, how they were used, and ways to investigate the finishes history of a building.

Instructor: Janet W. Foster
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $75
Credits: .6 CEUs

Janet W. Foster is an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant with over 30 years of experience. She studied at the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program and then founded Acroterion, a preservation consulting firm, in 1983. At Acroterion, she had the opportunity to study hundreds of buildings in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania through preparation of National Register nominations, Historic Structures Reports, historic buildings surveys, paint analysis, and other projects. Ms. Foster is a noted teacher and lecturer on historic architecture, with a particular specialization in historic paint colors and the use of books and magazines to transmit architectural ideas in 19th-century America. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.

Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, their Investigation and Reproduction @ South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Historic architecture is known to us in primary source materials through drawings or early black-and-white photography.  What’s missing is color and the finishing of a building that makes all the difference in its appearance. Through lectures and hands-on lab work, workshop participants will learn what traditional paints were made of, how they were used, and ways to investigate the finishes history of a building.

Nov
15
Wed
Pennhurst and the Struggle for Disability Rights: A Commemoration @ Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
16
Thu
Growing Garden State Stories: A Community Call to Action @ Camden Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Imagine partnering with a newsroom that’s dedicated to your community — shining a light on what you care about most, with plenty of resources and support.

That’s the vision of the Civic Info Consortium, a proposal to unite New Jersey residents, journalists, universities and tech innovators to supportive transformative news and information projects.

Together, we’ll amplify underrepresented voices and inspire civic engagement. How? By giving you and your neighbors the information you need to participate in your community, share your perspective and vote.

This fall, state lawmakers can make this vision a reality — but they need to hear from you. Join the campaign to create the Civic Info Consortium.

 

Nov
17
Fri
It’s Not What You Think: Challenging Assumptions Through Public History @ The Graduate Center, CUNY
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration strongly encouraged.

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