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VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK – Researching the History of a New Jersey House

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever wondered when your house was built, by whom, or what it was used for? Perhaps a house in your town or community is the subject of folklore; is any of it true? Please join us as Douglas McVarish discusses his work “Researching the History of a New Jersey House.” Based on the author’s extensive experience in researching and writing building histories, he will discuss:

  • How to gather information
  • Where to look for information
  • How to organize and interpret the information you uncover
  • Tips on preparing your house history

This step-by-step presentation will certainly awake your inner sleuth and who knows what mysteries you might uncover!

Douglas McVarish is a semi-retired architectural historian/historic preservation. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Vermont and has 30 years of professional experience as an architectural historian in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He worked for five years as a National Register for Historic Places reviewer for the state historic preservation office and most recently spent a year working on a special project under contract to the National Park Service, National Register Office.

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January 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian
Douglas McVarish, Architectural Historian