IDENTIFYING NEW JERSEY ARCHITECTURAL STYLES FOR LIBRARIANS, ARCHIVISTS AND HISTORY EDUCATORS

The History & Preservation Section of the New Jersey Library Association,

The League of Historical Societies of New Jersey, and

The New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

present:

IDENTIFYING NEW JERSEY ARCHITECTURAL STYLES

FOR LIBRARIANS, ARCHIVISTS AND HISTORY EDUCATORS

by Architectural Historian, Lecturer and Educator

Janet Foster

Plainfield Public Library,

Anne Louise Davis Room, (lower level)

800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 10 am to 12 pm

Program fee is $12.50 to NJLA, MARAC, and League of Historical
Society of New Jersey members. Fee is $17.50 to all other attendees.
Registration is required.

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Learn more about the wide variety of residential architectural styles found throughout New Jersey and how to identify them. Using visual examples, Janet will describe the features that characterize these styles and discuss them in an easy-to-understand historical context.

Our goal is to support and encourage participants to become knowledgeable and familiar with many historical architectural styles found throughout New Jersey, so that we can pass along that knowledge to the patrons and public we serve.

Attendees will learn the proper descriptive terminology that will assist in cataloging and house history research. This seminar will appeal to archivists, history & reference librarians, special materials catalogers, historians, and researchers.

The program will also feature recommended resources for further research.

Janet W. Foster is an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant with over 30 years of experience with New Jersey’s buildings. She studied at the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program and then founded Acroterion, a preservation consulting firm, in 1983.  At Acroterion, she had the opportunity to study hundreds of buildings in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania through preparation of National Register nominations, Historic Structures Reports, historic buildings surveys, and other projects.

A noted teacher and lecturer on historic architecture, she helped to develop the curriculum at the Drew University Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation (operated from 2000-2013) and taught several courses in that program.  From 2002-2012, she worked for Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation as Associate Director for the Urban Planning & Historic Preservation Programs.  She continues an association with Columbia University as an adjunct professor in the Historic Preservation Program, teaching American architectural history and preservation practice.

Instrumental in bringing the international organization, the Vernacular Architecture Foundation, to New Jersey for a major conference in May, 2014, she served as director for the Coordinating Committee that undertook this effort.

Currently, Ms. Foster lives in Madison, New Jersey. She serves on the Madison Historic Preservation Commission and the New Jersey State Review Board. She also chairs the Board of the New Jersey Historic Trust.

Schedule:

10:00-10:45 Speaker

10:40-11:00 20 minute break/meet and greet co-sponsors

11:00-11:45 Speaker

11:45-12:00 Q & A

Event Time: 
March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 

Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060