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Nation’s First Hybrid Historic Preservation Field School Abloom With Data on Gardenside
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 27, 2017) — Students at the University of Kentucky are currently wrapping up some of the first research collected on a mid-century neighborhood as part of the nation’s first hybrid field school in historic preservation.
UK Department of Historic Preservation’s HP 676: Field Methods in Heritage Conservation was designed to provide online students the opportunity to enhance their studies in a course offering a hands-on experience documenting and interpreting the geographical, architectural, sociocultural, economic and historical aspects of the Greater Gardenside area in Lexington.
The field school, part of an online 12-hour graduate certificate available in historic preservation at UK, gives its students a rare opportunity to apply their lessons in a real world scenario. “While there are other field schools in the country for historic preservation, we are the first hybrid field school in the country to offer one as part of an online course,” said Karen Hudson, visiting assistant professor of historic preservation.