This experience will expose participants to the field of historic preservation, with particular interest in Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Participants will have the opportunity to explore historic documents in the K. Ross Toole Archives at the Mansfield Library, including 19th c. Sanborn Maps, the Missoula Mercantile business ledgers, and historic photos. Participants will assist in mapping historic buildings using GPS and archaeological plan map techniques with particular focus on locating and documenting Missoula’s underground tunnel system. There will also be the opportunity for learning the Historic America Buildings Survey (HABS) documentation method for mapping, drawing, and documenting historic structures. An excursion to Butte’s historic district is included and will focus on comparing the two cities, their historical past and their present preservation.
Course meets in Missoula. Course is non-credit only. Visit the program website for complete information about the course, location, schedule, textbooks or other course materials, campus parking (if applicable), and refunds.
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