This one-day workshop, which will take place on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Rutgers-Camden Campus Center, is designed for volunteer and professional stewards of historic properties looking to improve the preservation and interpretation of their site. Participants will learn why planning documents are important, beginning with the Historic Structure Report (HSR). Instructors will also offer strategies to develop landscape plans, interpretive plans, furnishing plans, and maintenance plans, and discuss how disaster planning and ADA compliance impact site preservation and interpretation.
The workshop will include a tour of the Walt Whitman House in Camden, NJ, the home of Walt Whitman during the final years of his life. This restored National Historic Landmark is a prime case study on how planning documents serve as tools for site management. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage the instructors and the museum’s staff in a conversation on the practical applications of preservation planning.
The instructors for this workshop will be Dorothy Hartman and Margaret M. Hickey. The price is $75 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is September 11, 2016. Register here.