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Consider a learning vacation in Vermont this summer and take one of
the courses being offered by the UVM Graduate Program in Historic
Preservation! Please forward this message to anyone you think may
Historic Preservation Summer Institute 1998 Summer Courses
University of Vermont HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROGRAM
Offered through the UVM Division for Continuing Education
Barns: History & Conservation
Lingering evidence of our agrarian heritage can be found in the barns and
farm buildings that dot the landscape of North America. But whether in
scenic rural areas or in densely populated
regions, many of the most important reminders of this heritage stand
neglected and endangered. In an era when "quality of the life" and
cultural tourism play increasing vital roles in shaping rural economies,
a major public commitment is needed to help farmers and non-farmers find
productive ways to save these irreplaceable cultural assets. The intent
of this course is to help those involved with environmental
conservation, planning and preservation discover new approaches for
preserving threatened farm complexes and other historic agricultural
resources. Techniques for identifying historic farm buildings and
documenting their history and uses will be covered. The course also
reviews approaches for assessing conditions of deteriorated farm
buildings, developing conservation strategies, and establishing
preservation and planning policies. 3 XC credits.
Instructor: Thomas D. Visser, author, Field Guide to New England Barns &
Dates: Monday- Friday, June 22-26, 1998, 9AM-5PM Place: UVM campus,
Field trips in the Lake Champlain Valley and the Green Mountains will view
important examples of barn preservation projects and rural resource
Classical Language and Literature of Architecture
The orders of architecture and architectural books propagating them are
studied in buildings of the 16th through 19th centuries. After
introducing the orders and their uses in Europe, the course concentrates
on the orders of American architecture from the Colonial period to the
mid-nineteenth century. Field trips will provide direct experience with
the far-reaching applications of orders of architecture and the
practical issues raised when preserving historic buildings. Offered in
conjunction with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. 2 XC
credits. Audit option (pay for only one credit) by permission.
Instructor: William Foulks, architect, John G. Waite Associates, Architects,
Dates: Monday through Friday, June 29 through July 3, 1998.
Place: Calvin Coolidge Historic Site. Plymouth Notch, Vermont.
Information on the course, lodging in the Plymouth area, and a
historic site brochure available from the UVM History Department.
Revitalizing Historic Villages and Downtowns
The treats to the integrity and vitality of our historic
village centers and downtowns continue to mount. These small
commercial/cultural/governmental centers remain at the core of the
American way-of-life and must weather the ebb and flow of economic and
social changes. Vermont provides an extraordinary opportunity to study
these trends, techniques and ongoing initiatives related to the
preservation of historic downtowns. This course integrates case studies,
field trips, guest lectures, and hands-on projects to develop a
comprehensive look at the evolution of historic villages and downtowns
using Vermont and New England as a basis for our explorations and
insights. The course will provide specific technical skills, an
overview of the state of the art and an opportunity to understand and
experience actual revitalization processes and projects. It is designed
for planners, historic preservation and community development
professionals as well as advanced undergraduate graduate students. 3 XC
Instructor: David Raphael, MLA, principal, Landworks, Middlebury, Vermont.
Dates: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 9-4:30, July 13 through July 24, 1998.
Place: University of Vermont campus, Burlington, Vermont.
Enroll by June 29.
If you would like to have additional information on either of the UVM
Historic Preservation Summer Institute courses and registration materials,
please send your
name and mailing address by email to: [log in to unmask] or write to: UVM
Historic Preservation Summer Institute, History Department, University of
Vermont, 442 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405. If you would like to speak
someone directly about these Summer Institute courses, please telephone the
UVM Historic Preservation Program at 802-656-0577.
For registration information contact the University of Vermont Division for
Continuing Education at 802-656-2085.
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National Register Specialist
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
NOTE NEW ADDRESS AS OF FEBRUARY 23, 1998
National Life Building, Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501
Direct phone: 802-828-3046