Friends of New Jersey Heritage sponsors a variety of programming throughout the year, including Best Practices workshops and our signature event, the New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference. We will also share events by other organizations that may be of interest to our audience.

    • Preserving New Jersey’s Historic Collections: Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations A Two-Part Workshop Series
      Whether a historical society or an historic site, the building and objects your organization stewards require responsible collections care. The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to present Preserving New Jersey’s Historic Collections, a two-part workshop series devoted to collections care for buildings and objects.

      Part One Practical Stewardship: Caring for your Building
      October 3, 9:30 am -3:00 pm, registration 9:00 am
      Lyceum Hall Center for Performing Arts, 432 High St, Burlington, NJ 08016
      Instructor: Annabelle Radcliffe-Trenner, RA, Principal, Historic Building Architects
      $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

      Part Two The Basics of Collection Care: Caring for your Objects
      January 8, 2019 (snow date January 15th), 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, registration 9:00 am
      Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060
      Instructor: Joan Harris-Rico, Collections Manager, Thomas Edison National Historic Park
      $25, includes a light breakfast and lunch

      Register for both for $40

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    • Preservation Issues Round Table
      Join Preservation New Jersey and the Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission for a discussion of topics impacting the historic preservation field and the historic resources of Southern New Jersey. Featuring speakers Matthew R. Litt, Esq., of Pasternock Apell, PC, speaking on Camden and gentrification, Janet L. Sheridan, Principal, Down Jersey Research LLC, discussing the need to document South Jersey historic resources, and Michael C. Henry, PE, AIA of Watson & Henry Associates who will cover the threat of climate change and rising sea levels.

      Thursday September 27, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
      Landis Theater, 830 E Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360
      Details & Registration

    • Certificate Program in Historic Preservation at Rutgers Camden
      Registration is now open for Fall 2018 Courses! There’s no better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than the living laboratory of Camden and nearby Philadelphia. The Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers University-Camden was launched in 2016 and is now offering a Certificate in Historic Preservation.

      Designed for those who desire to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline of historic preservation, students will learn from professionals working in the field to gain a more realistic perspective on how the tangible remains of our past can be integrated within current environments.

      The certificate program is not a degree program, but it can be used to supplement a student’s work in an allied field, such as history or architecture. Participation in the certificate program does not require matriculation at Rutgers. Students may begin course work at any time and take classes in any sequence. Students can complete the program at their own pace, but must fulfill all of the requirements.

      Learn more and register for courses

    • New Jersey History Forum
      Greetings from New Jersey: Popular Culture & The Garden State, will consider the work of New Jersey artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and actors over the course of the state’s history. The forum will feature a plenary panel discussion with actors and scholars covering popular representations of history in film and television and a luncheon keynote talk by Bob Santelli, founding Director of the Grammy Museum and author of Greetings from E Street: The Story of Bruce Springsteenand the E Street Band and The Big Beat: Conversations with Rock’s Great Drummers, co-authored with E Street Band’s Max Weinberg.

      The Forum is a biennial program that highlights the importance of studying and sharing local history and invites established and emerging scholars, educators, public historians, and a broad spectrum of social science and humanities researchers to present new research that facilitates greater public awareness of New Jersey history. The New Jersey Historical Commission, New Jersey State Archives, and New Jersey State Museum are pleased to host this year’s Forum, in co-sponsorship with Monmouth University’s Department of History and Anthropology.

      Friday November 2
      Monmouth University
      Details & Registration