at Ursuline College's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation is to prepare tomorrow's leaders to make sustainable and unique contributions to their world by preserving cultural memory and its lessons. At Ursuline, Historic Preservation is a commitment as well as a discipline and a profession.
For Ursuline, Historic Preservation is as much about the future as it is about the past.
Heritage: Investigate. Protect. Inspire.
Aspiring Historic Preservationists:
- explore the richness and depth of our cultural identity and experience.
- mine the remnants of the past to interpret the VALUES and lessons in the cultural landscapes, innovative architecture and artifacts we create.
- develop the skills to identify the most meaningful and sustainable elements of our created environment.
- enVISION the path to assure that cultural heritage resources enrich quality of life.
- find their VOICE to protect and enhance appreciation of our cultural legacy.
Our Keystone Ursuline's classroom extends to all of northeastern Ohio with its incredible diversity
"Our classrooms have no walls, but our projects do!"
- Centuries-old Cleveland with its
- ever-changing downtown and lakefront
- fascinating ethnic neighborhoods
- graceful suburbs
- charming New England-style communities
- traditional Amish culture areas
- lovely, rolling, farm-dotted countryside
Ursuline's students enjoy access to resources that include
- World class museums and organizations
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Cleveland Orchestra with its historic home at Severance Hall
- National Historic Landmarks
- Cleveland Arcade
- Lawnfield, James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Stan Hywet Hall and Garden
- And scores of National Register properties
- National Heritage Areas
- Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canal Way
- Nationally known public history and preservation institutions
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History with its Green City/Blue Lake Institute
- Cleveland Restoration Society
- Intermuseum Conservation Association
- Lakeview Cemetery
- Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Western Reserve Historical Society with its Library/Archives and Hale Farm and Village Living History Museum - all Smithsonian Associates
- Local specialized architectural firms
- Professional conferences and symposiums, including the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Heritage Ohio, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Historic Preservation Symposium, and Ohio Academy of History.
Ursuline, where classroom theory meets real life experience.
This is an interdisciplinary degree program where you'll immerse yourself, guided by mentors who take you out into the community. Courses actively involve you in Historic Preservation as you document buildings and historic sites, then work with community and government leaders to prepare plans for the preservation, redevelopment and adaptive reuse of those sites. You will then write the grant applications needed to fund those planned projects. Finally, you will document each portion of the process to provide a historic record for the community and future generations.Historic Preservation Fact Sheet