Continuing Education and Professional Development

MARCH offers a variety of workshops and courses for public history practitioners and for preservationists and others with an interest in historic preservation. Beginning in 2013, MARCH began offering a series of Public History Boot Camps, low-cost, high-quality workshops on current scholarship and essential skills for public historians. In Fall 2016, MARCH launched a new series of continuing education workshops and courses in historic preservation, with the goal of establishing a non-credit certificate program.

Public History Boot Camp

Designed for historic site administrators, museum curators, librarians and archivists, interpreters, educators, board members, volunteers, and anyone interested in creating history with and for the public, these workshops introduce participants to useful resources and tools, teach vital skills, and share new scholarship and interpretation. They are also wonderful opportunities to share experiences and network with other practitioners in the region. Please visit our schedule for descriptions of upcoming and past programs.

Historic Preservation Program

This continuing education program provides fundamentals of contemporary historic preservation practice as well as opportunities for in-depth studies. This 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. 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. This is a non-degree, non-credit program, taught on a pass/fail basis. Students can register for individual workshops and classes or a series of them. Continuing education credits earned may be applied toward a future certificate in historic preservation (in development). Visit our program website for more information.