New Jersey Historical Commission grants awarded for FY2006
Division of Archives and Record Management
New Jersey Historic Trust grants awarded in 2005
The Garden State Preservation Trust approved the NJ Historic Trust's recommendations to award $1.3 million in matching grants to 41 projects in the fifth round of funding under the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund.
The grants awarded in this grant round were all Historic Site Management Grants, which help fund non-construction activities necessary to improve the planning for and management of historic sites.
Historic Site Management Grants, listed by county
Borough of Edgewater, Edgewater, $27,810 to prepare construction documents for the building’s preservation
First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly, Mount Holly, $49,995 to prepare a stabilization study and construction documents for the former First Baptist Church
National Society of the Colonial Dames in America in New Jersey, Westampton, $49,155 to develop a master plan for Peachfield Plantation and the Old School House (Mt. Holly)
Trustees of Burlington College, Burlington, $15,225 to prepare a preservation plan for St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy
Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Camden, $11,099 to develop a below-deck tour route on the Battleship New Jersey
South Jersey Tourism Corporation, Camden, $24,000 to develop a Walt Whitman themed bus tour featuring the Walt Whitman House, Pomona Hall and Harleigh Cemetery
Cape May State Playhouse, Cape May, $50,000 to develop a rehabilitation and adaptive use plan for the former Cape Island Presbyterian Church
Greenwich Friends Meeting, Greenwich, $5,000 for construction documents for the preservation of the Greenwich Lower Meeting House and Cemetery stone fence
Millville Army Air Field Museum, Millville, $50,000 to prepare a preservation plan and design documents for Millville Army Airfield Hanger #8
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Bridgeton, $14,972 to conduct a conditions assessment and structural evaluation.
Newark Museum Association, Newark, $50,000 to prepare a historic structure report for the Ballantine Mansion Carriage House
Montclair Historical Society, Montclair, $28,960 to prepare a master plan for Evergreens, Crane & Clark Houses
Borough of Glen Ridge, $10,500 for construction drawings to repair the Glen Ridge Municipal Complex
Orange Free Public Library, Orange, $38,325 to prepare a preservation plan
Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District Inc., Newark, $50,000 to develop stabilization plan for the façade of the former South Park Calvary Presbyterian Church
Deliverance Evangelistic Center, Newark, $24,497 to prepare a conditions assessment and historic register nomination for the former Temple B'nai Abraham
Montclair Township Free Public Library, Montclair, $50,000 to prepare a master plan and accessibility upgrades to the Upper Montclair Library
Historical and Educational Lodge-Hall Preservatory, Woolwich Township, $21,750 to conduct an archaeological survey of Mount Zion Cemetery
Save Ellis Island, Jersey City, $50,000 to develop an interpretive plan for the Ellis Island Laundry Building
Stockton Board of Education, Stockton, $22,462 to prepare a preservation plan for the District 98 Schoolhouse
Borough of Flemington, $18,750 to prepare a preservation plan and feasibility study for Fleming Castle
Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church, East Amwell, $39,596 for structural stabilization planning and construction documents
Township of Franklin, $15,750 to prepare a conditions assessment and feasibility study for the Pittstown Train Station
Trenton Public Libraries, Trenton, $25,748 to prepare a preservation plan for the former Dickinson Mansion, now the East Trenton Library
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, $49,995 to prepare a preservation plan
Borough of Hightstown, $42,298 to prepare a preservation plan and engineering design for the Stockton Street Historic District
St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Trenton, $26,250 to prepare a preservation plan
Trenton Friends Meeting House, Trenton, $42,775 for a structural investigation and historic register nomination
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, New Brunswick, $43,778 to prepare an adaptive use feasibility study for the Convent of Saint Peter the Apostle
Borough of Manasquan, $32,047 to prepare a preservation plan and historic register nomination for the Squan Beach Life-Saving Station
All Saints' Episcopal Church, Millington, $12,461 to prepare a master preservation plan
Township of Harding, $50,000 to prepare a preservation plan and construction documents for Glen Alpin
Madison Masonic Lodge No. 93, Madison, $23,557 to prepare a preservation plan for the former Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township
Barnegat Township, $46,660 for the preparation of construction documents for the preservation of the Mary Etta Cox House Outbuildings
Eastside Neighborhood Association, Paterson, $50,000 to prepare preservation plan for Eastside Park Horse Stable.
Salem County Historical Society, Salem, $18,000 to develop a rehabilitation plan and schematic design for the adaptive use of the Alphonso Eakin House
Preservation Salem, Inc., Salem, $14,552 for construction drawings and oversight for the restoration and adaptive use of the Telegraph Building
Presbyterian Church at Bound Brook, Bound Brook, $29,178 to prepare a preservation plan and historic register nomination
Port Colden United Methodist Church, Washington, $27,000 to prepare a preservation plan and stabilization design
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Hope, $11,021 to prepare a preservation plan and plaza design
Absecon Lighthouse/IPPA, Atlantic City, $45,000 for general operating support
Atlantic County Historical Society, Mays Landing, $7,000 for general operating support
Richard Stockton College of NJ, Pomona. $3,000 to rights and reproduction fees of illustrations for a website on art and architecture in New Jersey*
Save Lucy Committee, Margate, $46,000 for general operating support
Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs, Hackensack, $26,000 for general operating support
Friends of the Hermitage, Ho-ho-kus, $56,000 for general operating support
Meadowlands Museum, Rutherford, $9,000 for general operating support
Pascack Historical Society, Pascack, $5,000 for general operating support
Ridgewood Public Library, Ridgewood. $3,600 to microfilm 28 city directories, 1897‑1973
Water Works Conservancy, Oradell, $16,000 for general operating support
Alice Paul Institute, Mount Laurel, $50,000 for general operating support
$18,000 to support the enhancement and development of a New Jersey Women’s History website.
Batsto Citizens Committee, Hammonton, $5,000 for general operating support
Preservation Partners, Crosswicks. $10,000 to prepare a New Jersey and National Register nomination for the Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church in Summit.
Whitesbog Preservation Trust, Browns Mills, $20,000 for general operating support
Camden County Historical Society, Camden, $25,000 for general operating support
$1,823 to support the development of a new distance learning program*
Home Port Alliance for the U.S.S. New Jersey, Camden, $30,000 for general operating support
Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Camden. $15,000 for an exhibition on Admiral William Halsey, focusing on his time on the battleship.
Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage, Cape May Court House, $18,000 for general operating support
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society, Cape May Court House, $18,000 for general operating support
Center for Community Arts, Cape May, $25,000 for general operating support
Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May, $102,000 for general operating support
$10,000 to upgrade its orientation exhibit.
Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts, Cape May, $397,000 for general operating support
Naval Air Station Wildwood, Rio Grande, $35,000 for general operating support
Ocean City Historical Museum, Ocean City. $3,000 for archival supplies and shelving*
Bayshore Discovery Project, Port Norris, $74,000 for general operating support
Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Bridgeton, $13,000 for general operating support
$3,520 to conserve the freeholders’ minute book, 1798‑1844
Cumberland County Historical Society, Greenwich. $2,299 to microfilm the Bridgeton Chronicle, 1837-1850*
Millville Army Airfield Museum, Millville, $8,000 for general operating support
Wheaton Village, Millville, $70,000 for general operating support
$5,300 in support of the research, writing and production of a catalog to accompany an exhibition on the history of the glass industry in Millville.
Montclair Historical Society, Montclair, $23,000 for general operating support
New Jersey Historical Society, Newark, $376,000 for general operating support
$20,000 for fabrication and installation of an exhibition on the role of the state’s rivers in its development.
$16,000 for an oral history project to interview New Jerseyans about Newark’s civil unrest in 1967.
Newark History Society, Newark. $2,500 for planning of a project to identify archival records relating to Newark.*
Newark Public Library, Newark, $60,000 for general operating support
Jennifer Armiger, Woodbury. $16,000 Smith Fellowship for dissertation research on women workers at the Western Electric plant in Kearny.
Friends of the Hoboken Public Library, Hoboken. $1,603 to transcribe two oral histories*
Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, $64,000 for general operating support
$14,047 to publish three chapbooks of oral histories of Hoboken residents
$14,400 for an exhibition detailing the many firsts and special achievements associated with Hoboken.
Delaware Township Historical Society, Sergeantsville. $2,000 for an oral history project documenting the one-room school experience*
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Flemington, $23,000 for general operating support
Lambertville Historical Society, Lambertville, $7,000 for general operating support
Readington Museums, White House Station, $12,000 for general operating support
David Sarnoff Collection, Princeton, $30,000 for general operating support
Genealogical Society of New Jersey, Trenton, $10,000 for general operating support
Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton, $95,000 for general operating support
$15,500 for an exhibition on Princeton’s connections to the Civil War.
Howell Living History Farm, Titusville, $38,000 for general operating support
Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Trenton, $10,000 for general operating support
Old Barracks Museum, Trenton, $47,000 for general operating support
$12,000 for an exhibition on William Richards, a merchant and entrepreneur of the Revolutionary period.
Preservation New Jersey, Trenton, $60,000 for general operating support
Rare Books & Special Collections, Princeton University Library, Princeton, $40,000 for general operating support
Trent House Association, Trenton, $12,000 for general operating support
Trenton Downtown Association, Trenton. $14,600 in support of Patriots Week, a series of events commemorating central New Jersey’s role in the American Revolution.
Trenton Historical Society, Trenton, $7,000 for general operating support
William Trent House Museum, Trenton, $36,000 for general operating support
$15,000 to prepare an outline and preliminary script for its orientation exhibit.
Carey Library, School of Management and Labor Relations, RU, New Brunswick.
$16,000 to describe, preserve and make accessible the papers of several former faculty members important in the labor movement.
History Department, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. $9,300 for a conference on the history of industry in New Brunswick and the Raritan Valley, 1830‑2005.
Special grant of $6,050 to support the undergraduate history internship program.
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Piscataway, $141,000 for general operating support
$2,500 to fund a portion of the reprint costs of a monograph on New Jersey’s terra cotta industry*
Rutgers University Press, Piscataway. $45,000 special grant in support of the New Jersey atlas project.
School of Communications, Information & Library Studies, RU, New Brunswick.
$5,999 for a scholarship to the Preservation Management Institute for a manager of a New Jersey history collection.
Special Collections & University Archives, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, $131,000 for general operating support
$18,000 for continued work on a bibliography of contemporary publications on railroads in New Jersey
Thomas Edison Papers, New Brunswick, $122,000 for general operating support
Allaire Village, Allaire, $15,000 for general operating support
Monmouth County Archives, Manalapan. $10,000 to microfilm clippings from the Red Bank Register, 1971‑1988.
$1,000 to support Archives Week 2005.*
Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, $111,000 for general operating support
$15,000 to digitize and make accessible research images from the Pach Brothers collection of glass plate negatives.
$15,075 to conserve seven pastel portraits done by 19th century folk artist Micah Williams.
New Jersey Caucus, Mid -Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Long Branch.
Special grant of $8,000 for the archival evaluation program.
Canal Society of New Jersey, Morristown, $7,000 for general operating support
County College of Morris, Randolph. $7,550 for a project to digitize oral histories of women workers in World War II and related material and place it on the college’s website .
Craftsman Farms Foundation, Morris Plains, $45,000 for general operating support
Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest, Whippany, $10,000 for general operating support
$10,000 for research and design of a traveling exhibition on Elvings Theatre and its role in Newark’s Jewish community.
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown, $18,000 for general operating support
Morris County Heritage Commission, Morristown, $26,000 for general operating support
Morris County Historical Society, Morristown, $35,000 for general operating support
Morris County Park Commission, Historic Sites, Morristown, $92,000 for general operating support
Morris Museum, Morristown, $37,000 for general operating support
Morristown & Morris Township Library, Local History & Genealogy Department, Morristown, $48,000 for general operating support
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison, $58,000 for general operating support
Nonprofit Finance Fund, Morristown. $23,500 special grant in support of a work with New Jersey historical organizations on improving their financial management
Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymens Museum, Tuckerton, $25,000 for general operating support
Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Toms River, $18,000 for general operating support
Ocean County Historical Society, Toms River, $27,000 for general operating support
American Labor Museum, Haledon, $24,000 for general operating support
Friends of Long Pond Iron Works, Hewitt, $7,500 for general operating support
Passaic County Historical Society, Paterson, $16,000 for general operating support
William Paterson University, Wayne. Special grant of $19,200 for New Jersey History Day.
Salem County Historical Society, Salem, $49,000 for general operating support
$16,000 for archival processing of several important manuscript collections.
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, Bound Brook. $13,900 to support workshops at which site personnel would develop interpretive themes and designs for exhibitions and media.
Friends of Abraham Staats House, South Bound Brook. $7,000 for general operating support
Heritage Trail Association, Bound Brook, $20,000 for general operating support
John Koblan, Jr., Bedminster. $1,400 to make copies of his manuscript on family cemeteries and distribute them to libraries*
Meadows Foundation, Somerset, $18,000 for general operating support
Save Ellis Island, Gladstone, $30,000 for general operating support
$15,000 to design and launch an education‑based website for teachers, students and the general public.
Lenape Lifeways Educational Programs, Stanhope, $7,500 for general operating support
Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History, Montague, $5,000 for general operating support
Historical Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, $11,000 for general operating support
Historical Society of Elizabeth, Elizabeth, $7,000 for general operating support
$2,000 for an oral history project on Catholic immigrants in the Keighry Neighborhood*
Kenilworth Historical Society, Kenilworth, $8,000 for general operating support
Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association, Rahway, $28,000 for general operating support
Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield, $21,000 for general operating support
$10,000 to preserve, print, digitize and exhibit transportation images from its collection.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit, $30,000 for general operating support
Union County Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Elizabeth, $107,000 for general operating support
Help Our Preservation Effort, Hope, $5,000 for general operating support
$2,853 to create a portable display on the history of Hope*
Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Oxford, $23,000 for general operating support
Out of State
Hudson West Productions, Croton‑on‑Hudson, NY. $20,000 to support production and completion of a one‑hour documentary for public television on the Bordentown School.
Julia Rabig, Brooklyn, NY. $16,000 Smith fellowship for dissertation on the role of nonprofit political and social organizations in late 20th‑century Newark.*Minigrants