Day one

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  • Key Audience
  • AIAArchitects
  • AICPPlanners
  • ASLALandscape Architects
  • ARArchaeologists
  • HHistorians
  • HPCHistoric Preservation Commission Members
  • NPNon-Profit Heritage Sites and Museums
  • M/CMunicipal and County Officials

AIA, AICP, and ASLA Continuing Education Credits have been APPROVED.

Click HERE for a PDF of approved sessions. Use the audience key above to sort sessions by track.
A printable conference agenda is available HERE

Day One Program:
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

You may register for Day One only or combine it with
Day Two events. Some Day Two tours and workshops require
a $5 reservation fee. Program details below. Register HERE.

01:00 pm to 04:30 pm

Practical CRGIS: A Hands-On Workshop (Separate registration fee required)

Audience: AICP

  • Location:
  • Seton Hall University, Jubilee Hall Computer Lab, 5th Floor

Fee $35 per person; limited to 30 participants.

Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems, or CRGIS, provide innovative opportunities for cultural resource professionals and advocates to satisfy critical locational information needs. This half-day workshop will provide a basic overview of CRGIS concepts, and highlight current trends in GIS software and uses for planning and preservation. Participants will receive hands-on training using readily available online and open-source tools and data sources to discover information about historic resources. The workshop will cover online services such as NJ Geoweb, ArcGIS Online, and the NJ Geographic Information Network, as well as review current freely available software such as and Q-GIS and Google Earth.


  • Kinney Clark , GISP, NJ Historic Preservation Office

01:30 pm to 05:00 pm

Collections Care Workshop at Thomas Edison National Historical Park (Separate registration fee required)

Audience: NP

  • Location:
  • Building 11 at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St, West Orange

SOLD OUT! This workshop has reached maximum capacity.
Fee $35 per person; limited to 30 participants.

This program is designed for staff and volunteers who are involved in collections care activities or have responsibility for cultural collections, such as librarians, archivists, curators, collections managers, stewards of historic house museums, and registrars. Topics will be presented by the museum staff of Thomas Edison National Historical Park, home to the second largest museum collection in the National Park Service.

“Historic Housekeeping” will discuss establishing a housekeeping routine, setting up a cleaning schedule, acquiring needed supplies and equipment, and cleaning procedures for various types of museum objects.

“How to Preserve Digital Photographs & Collections” will share tips on saving photographs, audio, video, email, and other documents on a limited budget.

“Storage and Preservation of Collections” will explain standard museum practices for handling collections, storage supplies and equipment, conservation of artifacts, and environmental monitoring.

Lastly, participants will tour the main laboratory building which will highlight collections care issues.

View a more detailed session description HERE (pdf)


  • Jerry Fabris

  • Joan Harris-Rico

  • Beth Miller

01:00 pm to 04:45 pm

Preserving the Llewellyn Park Landscape: Glenmont, The Ramble, and the Role of a Landscape Management Plan (Separate registration fee required)


  • Location:
  • Tour departs from parking lot across from Thomas Edison National Historical Park, 211 Main St, West Orange

SOLD OUT! This tour has reached maximum capacity.

Fee $35 per person; limited to 30 participants

Llewellyn Park, the first planned residential suburban development in the country, was laid out in 1857 by architect Alexander Jackson Davis and is characterized by large lots with country houses and naturalized landscaping. The Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour participants will learn about the original design, landscape management plan, and recent and current restoration projects, as well as tour original features, particularly “The Ramble”, the signature community open space arrayed on a wooded hillside. Also featured is Glenmont, Thomas Edison’s home, where tour leaders will present the challenge of maintaining and restoring the mansion’s gardens, landscape features, and outbuildings; work that is guided by a 2010 Cultural Landscape Report.

Note: Access to the Park is only by the tour bus. Once there, the afternoon will include lectures and a challenging walking tour. Participants should dress for the weather and wear appropriate hiking footwear.

View a more detailed session description HERE (pdf)

Tour Leaders:

  • Rita DiMatteo

  • Michelle Mihalkovitz

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Opening Reception: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service (Optional; Separate registration fee required)

  • Location:
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park

NPS Centennial logo

Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service at Edison National Historical Park on the evening of June 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Mike Caldwell, Northeast Regional Director for the Park Service. Take a self-guided tour of Edison’s Laboratory buildings (open until 6:30 pm) and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and beverages at the site where some of America’s greatest inventions were created.

$50 per person

The park is located at 211 Main St, West Orange, NJ 07052

The site is fully accessible; please let us know if you will need assistance.

Call (609)984-0473 for more information.

View the full invitation HERE.