At Roger Williams University, where I teach in the historic preservation program, we give our masters’ students the opportunity to complete an empirical (research) thesis or a capstone project. While many thesis students use social science methods to address historic preservation/heritage conservation topics, others choose to focus on a professional project, such as a National Register nomination.
A particularly excellent example of the latter category is a National Register nomination completed by one of my students, Dylan Peacock (RWU MSHP ’15), on the Cutler House in Providence, Rhode Island. The nomination was accepted by the National Park Service and officially entered into the National Register of Historic Places in June.
Congrats to Dylan on a fine job, well done!