DREW UNIVERSITY TO OFFER SPRING CLASSES ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Spring term classes begin March 27th for Drew University’s Historic Preservation Certificate program. Designed to appeal to anyone interested in learning about preservation this program will appeal to many including owners of historic homes and buildings, town planners, architects, real estate professionals and developers.
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. Most classes and workshops meet on Drew University’s campus. Registration fees range from $465 for full term classes and $115 for one-day workshop.
Practicing Preservation: Advocacy to Zoning
This course provides an overview and detailed look at the legal, economic, and community planning aspects of historic preservation in New Jersey. Students will discuss land use and preservation law, federal and state standards, the integration of preservation with municipal planning, redevelopment and environmental goals, advocacy and community activism.
Historic Building Analysis: Historic Structure Reports & Preservation Plans (formerly Restoration & Preservation of Historic Structures)
This course provides an in depth discussion, and hands on experience, on the development of a Historic Structures Report. Topics include historic research and evaluation of existing buildings including analysis of conditions and materials that may provide clues of the construction chronology.
SPRING ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
Heritage Tourism Workshop in Collaboration with the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Discover the steps necessary to attract the multitude of tourists regularly visiting NJ to your historical institution. But first consider if your site visitor ready. Are you providing a quality experience that will ensure return visits and good word-of-mouth advertising? Tourism is NJ’s third largest industry, yet history and historic sites are still realizing a very small percentage of this return.
History of American Finishes
A broad survey of the interior and exterior finishes (paint, varnish, gilding) typically used on American architecture from the 18th to the mid-20th centuries will provide a context for the closer examination of the historic finishes on a building on the Drew campus. Students will be introduced to basic techniques of paint analysis, and have an opportunity to try some out on their own.
Historic Kitchens and Pantries
The kitchen, the most important room in any house, is an even greater concern for anyone who owns a historic property. Attendees will explore specific examples of the changing design and purpose of elements such as cabinetry and woodwork, cook stoves and ranges, sinks and countertops, walls treatments and flooring, plus lighting and appliances, along with insights about obtaining them today.
SUMMER TERM CLASSES
Teaching with Historic Places
This workshop is designed for teachers, museum and historic site volunteers, educators, and anyone else interested in learning how place can be used to teach history and social studies to children, ages 8 – 13. The Teaching with Historic Places program, developed by the National Park Service, is explored as a model and resource for workshop participants to develop their own customized lessons for specific site. Observation, field study and hands-on activities are examined as instructional strategies.
NEW! Historic Landscape Preservation: Propagating Historic Plants
Finding period-appropriate plants for a historic garden restoration can be problematic. Nurseries, even mail order suppliers, cannot always supply plants grown during the period of significance. By the end of the workshop, each student will be able to: sow seeds from heirloom biennials; take hardwood and softwood cuttings from some of the 1930s original shrubs at the Cross Estate gardens; divide a selection of the original perennials from the Cross Estate gardens and try a variety of other propagation techniques.
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 for lengthier course descriptions and registration information.
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