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Monmouth County - Oakhurst - Winter Speaker Event - "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy"

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Winter Speaker Event - "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War's Legacy"
This is a joint event with the Long Branch Historical Association
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7:15 pm
Township of Ocean Board of Education (Old Oakhurst School), Auditorium, 
163 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst, NJ 07755 

At 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 17 in the auditorium of the Board of Education Building, 163 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, historian Paul Kahan, will speak about his most recent book, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy.

On December 5, 1876, President Ulysses S. Grant transmitted his eighth and final message to Congress. In reviewing his tenure as president, Grant proclaimed, “Mistakes have been made,” though he assured Congress, his administration’s “failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.” Until recently, scholars have portrayed Grant as among the country’s worst chief executives. Though the scholarly consensus about Grant’s preside…

Mercer County - Princeton - Illustrated lecture with trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe

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Illustrated lecture with trompe l’oeil artist Gary ErbeSaturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m.
$15; $10 for members Join us for an illustrated lecture by renowned trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe, Q&A, and book signing of Erbe’s collectible FOOTPRINTS: THE ART AND LIFE OF GARY ERBE. FOOTPRINTS available for purchase and signing separately. Ticket includes admission to Museum galleries Saturday, April 13.
Image Credit: Master of the Ruptured Word, 2015. Gary Erbe. Oil on canvas. Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC.

Monmouth County - Wanamassa - 15th Annual Spring Tea

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15th Annual Spring Tea Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Asbury Park Woman's Club, 57 Wickapecko Drive, Wanamassa, NJ 07712​

Camden County - Camden - Introduction to Historic Interiors (5 week course) @ Rutgers-Camden

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Introduction to Historic Interiors5-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: 6:30P…

Union County - Mountainside - NJCAR Disaster Preparedness Workshops

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View this email in your browserDisaster Preparedness Workshops Join us for a disaster preparedness training provided by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This series of workshops will introduce the Pocket Response Plan (PReP), its use a tool to begin institutional planning, and provide guidance on use and implementing it. This will be followed by information on staff training. Finally, there will be a group table top exercise. The training will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A continental breakfast will be provided. Dates and Locations: February 6 - Hamilton Club, 32 Church St, Paterson, NJ 07505 March 6 - Atlantic County Library System - Mays Landing Branch - 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330 April 3 - Trailside Nature and Science Center - 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092 May 1 - Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences - 307 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060 June 5 - Historic Courthouse - 71 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822 REGISTER NO…

Camden County - Camden - Cultural Heritage Tourism (5 week course) @ Rutgers-Camden

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Cultural Heritage Tourism5-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 hist…