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Historic Preservation and Rural Renewal

November 30, 2020 11:28 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

This three-part course series, offered in partnership with The Landmark Society of Western New YorkGenesee Country Village & Museum, and the Perry Main Street Association, introduces students to the field of Historic Preservation and Traditional Trades.

Students will learn about the history of the preservation movement in the U.S., how preservation is helping to revitalize rural communities in the Genesee Valley Region and give voice to often overlooked historic contexts (Native American, African American, women, LGBTQ+). Students will learn about the skills and trades that contribute to the field, and can participate in a hands-on window restoration workshop with a national expert in the field. Through class discussions, readings and guest talks, students will engage with real world problems and opportunities in this dynamic and growing field.

Who is this for?

  • College or high school students interested in learning more about the field of historic preservation and the traditional trades
  • Professionals currently working in the preservation field, or allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and museums, interested in advancing in their careers.
  • Trades professionals or others with trades skills interested in pursuing a more specialized discipline.
  • Owners of historic homes, anyone interested in historic preservation and working with their hands! 

These courses can be combined for a full three credits or participants can choose to take any one or two classes. Contact the Center for Integrative Learning (cil@geneseo.edu) at SUNY Geneseo for further information.

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