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January 16, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

| $115-$475

DrewUniversity’s Certificate in Historic Preservation Program invites community members to explore preservation inNew Jerseyby participating in courses being offered this winter!  This program is designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning about preservation including owners of historic buildings, town planners, architects, real estate professionals, developers and many more.  Various ten-week courses and one day workshops are offered throughout the year and are designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of historic preservation.  Students may register for courses individually or may work towards a certificate.  Winter term classes begin the week of January 16, 2013 and meet on Drew University’s campus.

Grant Writing for Historic Preservation
Historic properties face enormous financial challenges when it comes to their preservation, restoration and conservation. Oftentimes the survival of an historic property is dependent upon finding a few thousand dollars to fix a roof or repair broken windows. The stewards of these historic properties are at a loss as to where to look for this money. Funding is available for historic properties if you know where to look. Identifying the appropriate funding sources and writing a winning grant application will be the primary focus of this course.  This class will provide an overview of the types of funding required for historic properties, elements of the grant application, research methods, identifying funding sources, understanding funding eligibility requirements, a possible field trip to the Foundation Library in New York City and preparing your own winning grant application. Registration deadline: January 4; Instructor: Kathleen P. Galop, Esq.; Date: Wednesdays, January 16-March 20; Time: 7– 9 pm; Cost: $465 plus $10 materials fee

American Architectural History
This course provides an introduction to buildings, landscapes and other structural artifacts created between 1608 and the present. This course takes a multi-disciplinary approach to material culture drawing upon art history, social history, cultural studies and the development of building technology. Special attention is paid to examples of urban and rural building types from New Jersey and the Delaware and Hudson Valley regions. Required for the certificateRegistration deadline: January 4; Instructor: Edmund Meade; Date: Thursdays, January 17 – March 21; Time: 7– 9 pm; Cost: $465 plus $10 materials fee


Old House Primer: Basics Mortar Workshop
This one day seminar on mortar will include: components of mortar, physical characteristics, history of mortars, repointing mortars, wall preparation and technical specifications.   Attendees will have a chance to work with various mortar products during a hands-on afternoon of color matching and possible brick laying.  Participants are asked to please wear clothes that can get dirty, bring work gloves, protective glasses and a small glass jar with a lid.  Registration deadline: January 23;  Instructor: Diane Kaese; Date:  Saturday, February 2; Time:  9 am – 4 pm; Cost:  $115 


Researching Your House’s History
Discover the many ways to find out about your house’s history, its exterior and interior, and the people who lived in it. This workshop is designed for beginners to the house history process, and provides an introduction to basic methods for researching documentation in government archives, libraries, historical societies, and on the Internet. Participants have an opportunity to use the excellent resources of the New Jersey Historical Society, conducting first-hand research of primary source documents such as maps, city directories, and censuses. Registration deadline: March 13; Instructor: Jennifer Scanlan; Date: Saturday, March 23; Time: 10 am– 5 pm; Cost: $115

Space is limited in all courses so register now to avoid disappointment!  Call Drew’s Caspersen School of Graduate Study at 973/408-3118 for a brochure and registration information or visit our web site at http://www.drew.edu/historicpreservation


January 16, 2013
7:00 pm


Drew University
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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973 408 3185


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973 408 3185