Spring 2019 Course Offerings*

*Course details subject to change.

American Architectural History

10-week course

Architecture is the product of social, cultural, religious, and political forces. Great cultures and civilizations throughout the world have produced not only great monuments but robust vernacular architectural traditions, closely tied to the environment and their local contexts. This course will present an introduction to buildings, landscapes, and other built artifacts in the United States constructed from the colonial period to the present, looking at both urban and rural, domestic and public building types. Its approach will be pluralistic, drawing historical references from art history, social history, and cultural studies and introducing the range of material culture produced by Americans of all ethnic and socioeconomic groups. In addition to addressing domestic and public buildings, the course will also discuss the most significant works of engineering that relate to the creation of architecture such as train sheds, exposition halls, stadium, bridges, industrial buildings, and dams. The course will examine relevant examples of architectural history from other parts of the world, especially Europe, to place the development of American architecture within an international context. Students who take this course will develop critical tools for the analysis, appreciation, and preservation of architecture and its role in the world in which we live. This course is one of the required courses for the certificate in historic preservation.

Instructor: Andrea Tingey, New Jersey Historic Preservation Office
Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019, to Thursday, May 2, 2019 (skipping March 21)
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ
Cost: $275
Credits: 2 CEUs
Other: This course is one of the three required courses for the Certificate in Historic Preservation.
REGISTER: Click here to register.

Andrea Tingey is a principal historic preservation specialist with the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office. Currently working as the survey program coordinator for the office, she also is involved in the review of National Register nominations. For six years, she coordinated the Certified Local Government program, including grants and surveys. Previously, she worked in the Transportation and Planning Section where the bulk of her workload involved the regulatory review of bridge projects. She coordinated the establishment and publishing of New Jersey’s first statewide guidelines for architectural survey activities. She taught the Introduction to Historic Preservation course at Drew University for six years and co-taught the same course at Philadelphia University. Ms. Tingey received a BA in history from Dickinson College and did her graduate work in historic preservation planning at Cornell University.

Cultural Heritage Tourism

5-week course

Do you want to enhance your visitors’ engagement with history at your site or in your municipality but need a jump start on inspiration or project planning? Would you like a chance to consider how your historic site fits within the broader landscape of the region’s heritage tourism so you can identify prospective collaborators and funding sources? Then join us for a course on Cultural Heritage Tourism lead by Dorothy Guzzo, Executive Director of the New Jersey Historic Trust. Cultural heritage tourism, defined by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present,” encompasses a range of activities central to our work in historic preservation, broadly defined. Whether you work at a historic site or within the hospitality industry, this course is designed to provide a basic understanding of why visitors seek historic experiences and how to enhance tourism potential. If you are planning on developing or enhancing anything from a placed-based walking tour to an interpretive sign to an evening lecture featuring local cuisine, this course will help you identify the tools you need to enhance your site’s cultural heritage tourism profile.

This course may be of particular interest to historic site personnel, board members, and volunteers; individuals in the hospitality industry; chamber of commerce members and staff; local government or historic review board representatives; and anyone who wants to support heritage tourism and historic preservation in their communities.

Instructor: Dorothy Guzzo
Dates: Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ
Cost: $150
Credits: 1 CEU
REGISTER: Click here to register.

Registration includes: Cheryl M. Hargrove, Cultural Heritage Tourism: Five Steps for Success and Sustainability (New York: Roman & Littlefield, 2017)


Dorothy P. Guzzo
was appointed executive director of the New Jersey Historic Trust in 2008. From 1995 to 2008, as the deputy state historic preservation officer for New Jersey, she oversaw the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, project certification to qualify for Investment Tax Credits, certifying local governments for implementing programs on the municipal level, historic and archaeological resource inventory and resource protection through state and federal regulations. She has held elected office and served on her municipal planning board and local historic preservation commission. Ms. Guzzo is currently serving on the New Jersey Heritage Tourism Task Force charged with creating a Heritage Tourism Master Plan for the state of New Jersey.

Introduction to Historic Interiors

5-week course

When we think about historic preservation, we often think of preserving the outside of buildings by painting wooden porches or recreating historic kitchen gardens. But historic preservation also encompasses the insides of buildings. What is there to preserve inside, and why does it matter? Instead of focusing on the outsides of buildings, this course, an Introduction to Historic Interiors, will introduce students to the history of domestic activities such as eating, resting, dying, and working and how they related to the spaces inside buildings where they occurred from the colonial era to the present. This course will feature in-class, hands-on activities and at least one site visit. It is designed for a variety of preservationists, ranging from individuals working at historic sites to folks who own their own historic home.

Instructor: Nicole Belolan
Dates: Wednesdays, April 3, 10, & 24; May 1 & 8 (Skipping April 17)
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: Rutgers University-Camden, Camden, NJ, and at least one historic house in Philadelphia.
Cost: $150
Credits: 1 CEU
REGISTER: Click here to register.

Nicole Belolan is Public Historian at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers University-Camden, where she directs the Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation and serves as Co-Editor of The Public Historian and as Digital Media Editor, both for the National Council on Public History. Belolan is a historian in of the material culture of everyday life in early America and specializes in disability history. She has been working in the region’s small museums and historic sites for over ten years, particularly in the areas of collections management an interpretation. She earned an MA from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and in History as well as a PhD in History, all from the University of Delaware.

Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners

1-day workshop

This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but it is specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members and will also be relevant for planning and zoning board members and elected officials. The course provides an in-depth examination of current topics and issues relevant to integrating preservation into community planning and zoning. Focus will be on legal parameters for implementing a commission, conducting an effective public meeting, and understanding and implementing tools to foster good preservation at the local level.

Instructors: Janine Baur, Esq., Jonathan Kinney, NJ State Historic Preservation Office, and more
Date: March 9, 2019
Time: TBD.
Location: Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ
Cost: TBD
Credits: .7 CEUs
REGISTER: Click here to register.

Cleaning Historic Interiors on a Budget for Beginngers

2-day workshop

Instructors: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Cost: TDB
Credits: TBD
REGISTER: Coming soon!

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