Public Programs

The Heritage Commission presents programs, workshops, and roundtables on a variety of history-and museum-related subjects throughout the year.

Recent topics have included “Historic Markers, Plaques, and Interpretive Signs,” “Grant Writing 101,” and “Collections Care for the Non-Conservator.”

Third Quarter CARMA-NJ Meeting
Hosted by: The Morris County Heritage Commission

September 8, 2016
9:30 a.m.
30 East Hanover Avenue
Whippany, NJ 07981

Joint Sponsor: Princeton Preservation Group

Lamination.  The word is reviled by archivists and records managers.  What was once thought of as a safe, practical, and economical solution to conserving and preserving rare documents in archival collections throughout the United States is now an unacceptable practice for archival preservation.

Dr. McGath will present a brief history of laminating materials in the United States. She will discuss how, when and why lamination became a popular method of preserving documents, and she also will address problems facing archivists and records managers today.

Attendees are encouraged to email Dr. McGath images and descriptions of potentially problematic laminated documents in their collections prior to the presentation to [email protected].

Dr. McGath holds undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona in 2012 and currently is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

She works with both historic objects and model systems specializing in plastic deterioration mechanisms.

The meeting is open to CARMA- NJ members, state, county and municipal archivists and records managers. Members of the Princeton Preservation Group and New Jersey history organizations with archival collections also may attend.

Two (2) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to municipal clerks.

There is no charge to attend the program. Seating is limited; preregistration is required by email to mailto:[email protected] or online via our registration form. Doors will open at 9:30.