End of the Year Picnic and Awards Ceremony

It's here! The End of the Year Picnic and Awards Ceremony will be on Thursday, April 25th from 5-7pm at Jefferson Square. Come join fellow Historic Preservation majors and professors for an evening of food, entertainment and awards! Department Scholarship recipients, 2012-2013 Student representatives, student aides and senior awards will be announced. Sign up sheet on the student aide desk in the department. Last day to sign up will be April 19th. Hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

Student Attends Virginia Association of Museums Conference

At the end of Spring Break I was able to attend the Virginia Association of Museums Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia, at the Homestead Resort. The resort, founded in 1766 was beautiful and was a beautiful setting for this conference. This annual conference brought together many of Virginia’s museums for a collaboration and exploration of key topics in the museum world. I was able to attend several interesting talks covering topics from disaster planning to dressing mannequins with historic costumes- a process that really is an art form in itself. I was also able to attend a session focused on, the not so interesting yet crucial aspect of the resume and the interview. It was helpful to hear from professionals on what they look for in potential employees. The conference also offered an expo of museum industry vendors, such as a mannequin company as well as a design group who produces exhibits, to a moving company that specializes in moving collections. Overall the conference was a … [Read more...]

Historic Landscape Institute

This one-week course (June 16-21, 2013) uses the gardens and landscapes of Monticello and the University of Virginia as an outdoor classroom for the study of historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field-trips, and practical working experiences will provide an introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture. Fee charged ($25) registration deadline is April 1, 2013. Call (434) 984-9816 or visit www.monticello.org/hli The Historic Landscape Institute Monticello, P.O. Box 316 Charlottesville, VA 22902 … [Read more...]

Announcement of Scholarship

  The National Society, Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company , is looking for applicants for its' Founders Scholarship.   Qualifications: Female US Citizens Field: Architectural Historic Preservation Junior, Senior, Graduate Student GPA: 2.5 or higher Amount of Scholarship: $500.oo Application Deadline: 15 August   Submit an official transcript and 250-300 word essay discussing completed related areas of study, completed areas of particular interest and future plans. Include full name (no initials), permanent address, telephone number, name of college or university and class level, school address, plus applicant's signature guaranteeing correctness of information. Only applicants awarded scholarships will be notified, on or about November 1, 2013.   Send to: Jane Runkel Frederick, Scholarships Coordinator 2608 East Newton Avenue Shorewood WI 53211-2654 Attention: Scholarship … [Read more...]