Spring 2019 Course Offerings*

*Course details subject to change.

Cleaning Historic Interiors on a Budget for Beginners

2-day workshop

About: Is your historic house museum dusty? Are you unsure about the best way to dust and vacuum regularly on a budget? In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about the principles behind why and how you should dust historic buildings regularly and the kind of procedures you can put in place to make sure this important preservation task doesn’t fall by the wayside! On day 1 of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity apply what they learn to a historic room inside the Hunterdon County Courthouse. On day 2, participants will have a chance to discuss their plans for putting a regular cleaning schedule in place at their historic site.

Who should register?: This workshop is designed for volunteers, staff, board members, or others who work directly with the care of historic domestic interiors in a house museum setting. Participants are expected to participate in both days of the workshop.

Instructors: Nicole Belolan and Carrie Fellows
Date and Time: May 10, 2019, 9AM-4:30PM, and May 17, 2019, 9AM-12PM
Location: Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse, 71 Main Street Building #3, Flemington, NJ 08822
Cost: $30
Credits: 1 CEU
Agenda: View draft agenda here. Word Doc | PDF
REGISTER**: Visit this web address to register: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=74076 

**If you want to register using a PO, please email nicole.belolan@rutgers.edu for instructions. 

Other: A limited number of competitive Scholarships available for Hunterdon County Non-profits. Contact Chis before registering for more information: 908-237-2010.

Partnerships: We are pleased to partner with the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission on this workshop. Some supplies for this workshop generously lent by the University of Delaware Museum Studies Program.

Accessibility: The Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse is an accessible location. If you require an accommodation, please contact Chris at 908-237-2010. Accessible parking is available in the lot behind the county administration building and historic courthouse.

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.

Carrie Fellows is the Executive Director of the Hunterdon County (NJ) Cultural & Heritage Commission. She administers three grant programs supporting arts and history activities in community nonprofit organizations and assists the Department of Planning with project reviews for its Historic Preservation grant program. Through its mission “to make the arts and history essential to the economy, education, and quality of life in Hunterdon County”, she supervises and coordinates the Commission’s public programs and activities with local, state, and national arts and historical associations, and administers use and scheduling of the historic Hunterdon County Historic Courthouse. Before joining the Commission in 2014, Fellows was the Executive Director of Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown, New Jersey, which holds the largest collection of artist Thomas Nast’s original works. She also served as Administrator for the Morris County Heritage Commission, and Director for the Corning-Painted Post (NY) Historical Society.

Fellows graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a double major in History and English. She attended graduate school in the American Studies program at the College of William and Mary. She has served on the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations, including the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) and the Morris County Tourism Bureau. Professional and personal interests include domestic history, historic costume and textiles, material culture, and vernacular architecture.

Fellows has presented programs for living history museums and other audiences from New Hampshire to South Carolina on household tasks – from laundry and foodways to daubing and whitewashing a cabin’s interior. She has lectured on women’s costume and roles in 18th century civilian and military life; for integrating reenactors and costumed interpreters into special event programming; site costuming and costume policies; public interpretation; and on preparing grant narratives and applications.

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
Syllabus: Click to view the draft workshop syllabus as a Word Doc or a PDF.
Credits: 1 CEU
Agenda: Click here for a draft schedule. Word Doc or PDF
REGISTER: We’re sorry, this workshop is full!

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. This workshop is offered thanks in part to the support of the National Park Service.

Instructors: Janine Baur, Esq., Jonathan Kinney, NJ State Historic Preservation Office, and Barton Ross, RA
Date: March 9, 2019
Time: Registration starts at 8:30AM. The workshop will conclude by 4PM.
Location: Morristown National Historical Park, Morristown, NJ
Cost: $75
Agenda: Click to view the workshop agenda as a Word Doc or a PDF.
Credits: .7 CEUs

REGISTER: This workshop is full!

Janine G. Bauer, a partner in the firm Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein, & Blader, P.C., focuses on environmental, transportation and infrastructure matters. An experienced litigator, Janine represents individuals, corporations and public entities who need advice or representation in cases involving environmental law and regulatory compliance, toxic tort, development and redevelopment (including brownfield remediation), transportation law and regulations, interstate commerce, marine and complex litigation. Janine is also a registered legislative agent in New Jersey.

Janine is a former Mercer County assistant prosecutor. She has tried numerous cases to jury verdict. For ten years, she was the director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, a nonprofit firm headquartered in Manhattan that advocates for greater investment in infrastructure to create a more efficient transportation network. During her tenure there, the firm’s weekly bulletin, Mobilizing the Region, won two journalism awards from the American Planning Association.

In 1990, Janine won the NJ Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s Professional Achievement Award. She is a member of Professional Women in Construction, Women’s Transportation Seminar, Society of Women Environmental Professionals, Transportation Research Board/Foundation and other trade and professional organizations. Janine is the chair of her municipal environmental commission.

Janine is a graduate of Syracuse University. She received her J.D. with honors from Rutgers University School of Law in 1984, where she served as a law review editor and symposium editor. She served as law clerk to New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Alan B. Handler.

Jonathan Kinney is a Senior Historic Preservation Specialist with New Jersey’s Historic Preservation Office (HPO), where he has the privilege of serving as the Coordinator of the Certified Local Government (CLG) Program. As the State’s CLG Coordinator, Jonathan works with local historic preservation commissions from all over New Jersey, providing technical assistance and training, and managing a small grant program to support the commissions’ efforts to identify and preserve their communities’ irreplaceable historic resources. Jonathan’s previous work in the office included the regulatory review of a variety of federal, state, and municipal undertakings pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Act, and various Land Use regulations. He received a B.A. degree from the College of New Jersey, an M.A. in History from William Paterson University, and a Historic Preservation Certificate from Burlington County College. Prior to joining the HPO staff in 2007, Jonathan worked as the Coordinator for the Trenton Historical Society.

Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, President of Barton Ross & Partners, LLC, is an architect who has contributed to master plans for the Virginia State Capitol, the United States Capitol and Princeton University. He has worked on numerous landmark buildings including the Corbin Building in New York, the Surf Club in Miami and the Shady Rest Golf & Country Club in Scotch Plains. Currently, Mr. Ross is the historic preservation consultant for Millburn and Plainfield and serves on the Board of Directors for Preservation New Jersey. He is a graduate of the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design, and received master’s degrees from Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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.