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DE Valley Archaeological Symposium in May

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Delaware, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is seeking informal, interdisciplinary presentations on archaeology and cultures of the Delaware Valley that are to be presented at “The Early Colonial Delaware Valley–An

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NPS Awards $1.3M in Battlefield Preservation Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) has awarded $1.359 million in grants to 21 projects. The monies will be used in the preservation and protection of battlefield lands in 14 states.

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Preservation NJ announces 10 Most Endangered Sites in New Jersey

Preservation New Jersey announced its annual list of the 10 most endangered sites last week in Trenton; the twentieth such list since 1995.

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Outdoor Recreation and Historic Preservation Connect To Revitalize the Great Falls District

While most of my blogs have focused on the interconnectedness between outdoor recreation and historical preservation and awareness, especially in areas that have helped restore towns or villages, such as in Cold Spring, New York, never did I imagine that

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Preservation Pennsylvania 2013 Historic Preservation Awards

From Preservation Pennsylvania: Preservation Pennsylvania announced the recipients of its 2013 Historic Preservation Awards.  The awards are presented to individuals and organizations in recognition of significant contributions to the field of historic preservation. A. Roy Smith, F. Otto Haas Award

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Washington DC HPO Releases Ward 7 Heritage Guide

From The Historic Preservation Office of Washington D.C.: The Historic Preservation Office  of Washington D.C. has released another installment of its Citywide and Ward Heritage Publications. Ward 7 Heritage Guide: A Discussion of Ward Seven Cultural and Heritage Resources is the second

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New Jersey’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan finalized

From NJDEP Historic Preservation Office: The New Jersey Historic Preservation Office and Preservation New Jersey announced this week that New Jersey’s Comprehensive Statewide Historic Preservation Plan has been finalized.  It explores and evaluates New Jersey’s history of preservation and presents a unified

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Transferable Development Rights (TDR) as a source of funding for Historic and Environmental Protection

One of my earlier blogs discussed the challenges of funding regarding environmental protection and historic preservation.  At a time when budget-cutting and austerity measures are having a profound impact on the ability of state and local governments to set aside

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Sommerset County Historic Preservation Symposium

Somerset County Historic Preservation Symposium: Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm 40 North Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ 08876 Preserving a historic structure can have a direct economic benefit on a neighborhood by increasing property values, as well as

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The Time is Now for a More Integrated Approach Between Environmental Protection and Historic Preservation

As an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, I never take for granted the opportunities that exist to get away from the grind and noise of daily life and head to the woods for some peace and serenity.  Notwithstanding its dense

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May
21
Thu
2:00 pm Women’s History in the Digital W... @ Bryn Mawr College
Women’s History in the Digital W... @ Bryn Mawr College
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – May 22 @ 4:30 pm
Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on May 21-22. Featuring more than 80 presenters, and projects
Jun
3
Wed
all-day New Jersey History and Historica...
New Jersey History and Historica...
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
From New Jersey Historic Trust: The date for the 2015 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference.  The event will be held June 3-4, 2015 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The June 3 opening reception features guest speaker Robert Wittman,
Sep
30
Wed
2:53 pm Imagining America: Artists and S... @ The Lord Biltmore Hotel
Imagining America: Artists and S... @ The Lord Biltmore Hotel
Sep 30 @ 2:53 pm – Oct 3 @ 3:53 pm
The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, they explore the power of shared
Oct
11
Sun
4:39 pm 4th Annual Greater Philadelphia ... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
4th Annual Greater Philadelphia ... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Oct 11 @ 4:39 pm – Oct 13 @ 5:39 pm
The PVEC planning committee is now accepting proposals for session topics around the 2015 theme is “Access Granted: Visitor Experience in the Digital Age.” Organized in 2011, PVEC hopes to create dialog and ideas around ongoing issues in the Visitor
Oct
21
Wed
2:20 pm 2015 MAAM Conference
2015 MAAM Conference
Oct 21 @ 2:20 pm – Oct 23 @ 3:20 pm
Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do October 21-23, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Proposals due: April 2, 2015 MAAM, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, represents current and emerging museum professionals, organizations, institutions and museum service providers via a collective forum

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