The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.
Commission Members
Maxine Lurie, PhD, Chair
Margaret Westfield, R.A.Vice-Chair

Senator Christopher Bateman
Jayne S. Carmody
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll
Susan P. Coen
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin
Michael Fernandez
Larry Greene, PhD.
Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D.
Richard Veit, Ph.D.
Senator Loretta Weinberg
Joseph S. Weisberg, Ed.D.
B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.

ex-officio members
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
State Librarian Mary Chute
Dan Saunders
Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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Save the Date! - September 17, 2015
NJHC Announces 2015 “On the Road” Board Meeting

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC), in coordination with the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, is delighted to announce that this year's traveling board meeting will be at The Hermitage – a National Historic Landmark in Ho Ho-Kus.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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It Happened Here: New Jersey Video Series
Nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award®

Fresh off its nomination in the “Nostalgia Program” category at the 58th Annual New York Emmy Awards® earlier this year, the It Happened Here: New Jersey video series has earned yet another prestigious distinction by earning a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award® nomination in the “Historic/Cultural Program/Special” category.
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Fighting for Justice:
20th - Century Activism in New Jersey
November 21, 2015, Paul Robeson Center, Rutgers Newark

“We Shall Overcome!”   “Votes for New Jersey Women!”
“Eight Hours Work, Eight Hours Rest & Eight Hours Pleasure!”
“Make Love, Not War!”

These refrains could be heard across the nation in support of some of the most important social and political movements of the 20th century. New Jersey often stood at the forefront during these tumultuous times, and this legacy will be front and center at Fighting for Justice: 20th – Century Activism in New Jersey.
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Save the Date! - September 9, 2015
NJ Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR) Statewide Summit

Intended for collections care managers, arts professionals, artists, volunteers, and emergency managers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response and building local networks for collaborative mutual aid.

A culmination of a year of New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR) initiatives, speakers include representatives from such organizations as the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, LYRASIS, and the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.
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New Jersey Historical Commission Approves More than $2.5 Million in Fiscal Year 2016 General Operating Support, Project Grant & Mini-grant Funding

Advancing the Administration’s efforts to preserve and promote the state’s unique historical legacy, the New Jersey Historical Commission today approved nearly $2.3 million in Fiscal Year 2016 general operating support grants to 84 historical organizations, sites, museums, archives, and libraries statewide. In addition, the Commission approved more than $251,000 for 27 separate project grants and mini-grants to further raise interest in New Jersey's rich and diverse past.
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Build A Better Board

As part of its Best Practices for History Organizations workshop series, the New Jersey Historical Commission and New Jersey Historic Trust are pleased to partner with the New Jersey State Library to offer a board training workshop.

The workshop will feature Nancy Davis and Pam Fitzgerald of the Ivy Group, Ltd. The workshop will be offered in three different locations this fall.
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New Jersey Studies:
An Interdisciplinary Journal Debuts

The New Jersey Historical Commission and Rutgers University Libraries, in partnership with Monmouth University, announce a new journal devoted to publishing the most recent scholarship and educational materials about New Jersey’s history and the Mid-Atlantic Region. The open-access journal is available on Rutgers University Library’s New Jersey Digital Highway.
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