As part of their Public History Boot Camp program, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) will sponsor “Documenting Historic Buildings” historic preservation workshop. Hosted in various locations, this workshop begins on Saturday, January 20th at 10 a.m. Running through Saturday, February 17th, this course will review and illustrate successful strategies for gleaning information from a variety of sources including traditional paper-based documents, as well as multiple digital resources. Participants will learn to glean building information from public documents such as deeds, newspaper, wills, building permits, historical surveys, and local, state, and federal historic registrations. Also included will be instruction on discovering and making use of private records, such as family papers, photographic collections, maps, architectural drawings, and historic structure reports. The course will feature site-visits to local repositories, including the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Bruce Laverty, Director of the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project and the Project Director of the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network, will instruct the course.
Registration is mandatory. The cost of the program is $125.00 and students will earn 1 Continuing Education Unit credit and 10 AIA LU credits.