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. All events sponsored by the Friends will be indicated.

  • Building a Place for History: 2018 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference 
    Save the Date
    June 7 & 8, Passaic County Community College, Paterson
    Details coming soon
  • 2018 Conference Call for Posters: Student & New Professional Poster Session
    Students and new professionals are invited to submit poster proposals for the 3rd annual NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference Poster Session. Proposals are due Monday March 12, 2018. Details and online submission form

Register now for Rutgers Camden’s Certificate in Historic Preservation Spring Semester
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  • Materials and Techniques of Historic Restoration and Rehabilitation
    This course offers an overview of different materials commonly used in this region and the techniques for their repair. Materials to be examined are: masonry (stone, brick, concrete, terra cotta, morter), wood, finishes, plaster, and metals. The class will discuss techniques utilized to read historic evidence in buildings and be introduced to rehabilitation codes. This course should benefit architects, contractors, and the preservation community in general.
    Instructor: Bob Russell

    Tuesdays, January 30 – April 10 (no class March 13)
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
    $250 / 2 CEUsPreservation Planning
  •  Preservation Planning
    This course provides an overview and detailed look at the legal, economic, and community planning aspects of historic preservation in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 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. Emphasis will be placed on obtaining a sound working understanding of regional municipal land use law and other regulations promulgated by the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania affecting land use at the municipal level.
    Instructor: Dorothy P. Guzzo and others

    Wednesdays, January 31 – April 18 (no class February 14 and March 14)
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    West ABC, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
    $250 / 2 CEUs
  • Preservation in Practice: A Primer for Historic Preservation Commissions and Planners
    This workshop is open to all preservationists, but specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members as well as being 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.Instructor: Dorothy P. Guzzo and others

    March 10, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Rutgers EcoComplex, Bordentown, NJ
    $75 / .7 CEUs, AIA and APA credits pending
  • Brick, Stone, and Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair
    Brick, stone and mortar construction was a common building technique throughout the colonial period. By the middle of the nineteenth century, masonry construction was almost as common as wood construction. This workshop will introduce participants to various brick and stonework building traditions as well as to the varying qualities of the materials themselves. Equally important, students will look at the evolution of mortar and its basic components. There will be a demonstration of brick pointing with a survey of the tools and techniques used.
    Instructors: Ray Tschoepe & Tom Mcpoyle

    Saturday April 7, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA
    $40 / .4 CEUs
  • Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation 
    This workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners.
    Instructor: Ian Burrow and Wade Catts

    Friday May 4, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Princeton Historical Society and Princeton Battlefield State Park
    $75 / .6 CEUs