Thanks to all who attended
“Celebrating Past, Present & Future,”
the 2014 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference and made the event such a success!

This year’s conference attracted over four hundred enthusiastic registrants from around the tri-state area – a new record for this event.

The conference planning committee appreciates the significant time and effort put forth by the staff, volunteers, speakers, moderators, and tour leaders.

Most of all, the committee gratefully acknowledges the sponsors whose support makes this a self-sustaining annual event!

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View the 2014 Conference Program (PDF)

Read the Opening Plenary presentation from Dr. Ned Kaufman - "Righter than We Realized: New Life for a Historic Movement" (PDF)

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2014 Conference Summary:

The conference was co-hosted by the NJ Historic Trust, NJ Historical Commission, NJ Historic Preservation Office, and the Common Wealth of New Jersey.

Highlights of this year’s program included:
- Opening Keynote Speaker Ned Kaufman, author of Place Race and   Story; Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation

- Closing Plenary Speaker John Durel, consultant to museum and   cultural organizations and author of Building a Sustainable Nonprofit   Organization

- Two special educational tracks for “Heritage Tourism” and “Disaster   Recovery”

- Three field workshops: Sandy recovery efforts, the architecture and
reuse options for Bell Labs, and the history and innovation of Camp Evans military site

- 17 classroom sessions for nonprofit and museum managers,   planners, historians, municipal and county officials, archaeologists,   architects, historic preservation commissioners and preservation   professionals

The conference offered continuing education credits for select sessions for AIA, AICP and ASLA.

Business vendors and nonprofits exhibited in "The Marketplace.”

This annual event relies on corporate support to make this a sustainable activity.

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