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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The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management and Office of the Governor have issued multiple statements regarding the impending weather event Joaquin. Governor Christie has declared a state of emergency throughout the state as a result of the severe conditions expected in the coming days.
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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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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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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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It Happened Here:
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Public Meeting Notice
October 16, 2015 10:30 a.m.
New Jersey Department of State,
225 West State Street, Trenton,
5th Floor Conference Room 1
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