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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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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Historical Commission Staff Attends
The 58th Annual New York Emmy Awards

New Jersey Historical Commission Director Sara Cureton and Image Coordinator Cristen Piatnochka joined other members of the creative team for the successful It Happened Here: New Jersey video series at the 58th Annual New York Emmy Awards at The Marriott Marquis – Times Square on May 2, 2015. The New Jersey history initiative was nominated for a New York Emmy Award® in the “Nostalgia Program” category.
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New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR)

The New Jersey Historical Commission is proud to be one of the founding organizations of the New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR). NJCAR is a network of organizations, associations, agencies, and persons dedicated to safeguarding the cultural heritage of New Jersey. Through communication and training, the Alliance empowers New Jersey’s cultural community to preserve assets and sustain operations before, during, and after disasters.

To learn more about the important work of NJCAR or to become an official member, visit the website.

Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations Audience Workshops

The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust present a series of workshops for nonprofit history organizations devoted to audience engagement. In September 2014, the first workshop with Max von Balgooy was offered, and the second with Catherine Fukushima and Robert Kiihne took place in March. The next workshop on using social media to engage audiences will be offered in the winter of 2016.

We are happy to offer the workshop materials and resources here:

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