Volume 5 • Issue 2 2007 fall Home
Grant Award Announcements
  1. New Jersey Historic Trust Award $11 Million in Matching Grants for 2006 Grant Round
  2. Historical Commission Awards $3.4 million in General Operating Support Grants

  1. New Jersey Historic Trust Award $11 Million in Matching Grants for 2006 Grant Round
     
    Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund

    The 2006 grant round awarded a total of $11 million in Historic Sites Management Grants and Capital Preservation Grants.  Historic Site Management Grants support non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, preservation plans and educational campaigns to increase public awareness.  Capital Preservation Grants support ‘bricks and mortar’ repair, restoration and rehabilitation of historic resources for continued active use.

    Awards are listed by County and include the name of recipient organazation, municipality, amount and project description:

    Bergen County
    New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, Mahwah, $50,000 for the preparation of construction documents for the rehabilitation of the Darlington Schoolhouse for nonprofit offices.

    Felician College, Rutherford, $750,000 for interior rehabilitation of The Castle for offices and community space

    Burlington County

    Burlington County Historical Society, Burlington City, $24,000 for the development of a walking tour

    Maple Shade Township, Maple Shade, $35,813 the preparation of a preservation plan and National Register nomination for Chesterford School

    Mount Holly Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends, Mount Holly, $35,287 for a structural investigation and preparation of construction drawings

    Calvary Presbyterian Church, Riverton, $14,494 for the preparation of a preservation plan

    National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, State of NJ, Westampton, $5,139 for a National Register nomination and historic research on the Old School House, Mount Holly

    Camden County

    South Jersey Tourism Corporation, Camden, $50,000 for the preparation of a Historic Structure Report for the James Still Office in Medford

    Lawnside Historical Society, Inc., Lawnside, $13,632 for a site assessment and maintenance plan for the Mount Peace Cemetery

    Cape May County

    Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, Cape May, $103,784 for the Exterior restoration of Hangar No. 1

    Center for Community Arts, Inc., Cape May, $750,000 for the exterior restoration and interior rehabilitation of the Franklin School as a community arts center

    North Wildwood City, North Wildwood, $120,000 for interior rehabilitation and improvements to Hereford Inlet Light Station

    Cumberland County

    First Presbyterian Church, Bridgeton, Bridgeton, $100,000 for the structural stabilization of the Fairfield Presbyterian “Old Stone” Church

    Essex County

    Greenwood Gardens, Milburn, $750,000 for the stabilization and restoration of various garden structures

    Newark Gospel Tabernacle, Newark, $30,000 for roof restoration of the Stanley Theater

    Community Agencies Corporation of NJ, Newark, $500,000 for rehabilitation of the Feigenspan Mansion for nonprofit offices

    Lincoln Park/Coast Cultural District, Inc., Newark, $300,000 for the structural stabilization of the South Park Calvary Presbyterian Church facade

    Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Orange, $27,750 for the preparation of a preservation plan

    Orange City, $43,758 for the preparation of a preservation plan for the City Hall

    Orange Public Library, Orange, $750,000 for the restoration and rehabilitation of the library

    Citizens Committee of the Presbyterian Memorial Iris Gardens, Upper Montclair, $49,500 for the preparation of a strategic plan for the care and management of the Walther House and Gardens

    Hudson County

    United Synagogue of Hoboken, Hoboken, $280,707 for the exterior restoration of the Star of Israel Synagogue

    Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Jersey City, $33,990 for masonry restoration

    Jersey City Division of Architecture, Jersey City, $575,000 for interior restoration and accessibility improvements to the Apple Tree House

    Hunterdon County

    West Portal Historical Society, Inc., Asbury, $13,000 for the roof restoration of the Bethlehem Township Hall

    Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance, Flemington, $50,000 for the preparation of a Site Master Plan

    Mercer County

    Mercer County - Planning Division, Hopewell, $48,750 for the preparation of a use feasibility study for the Upper Bellemont Farm

    Princeton Historical Society, Princeton, $605,825 for the repair and rehabilitation of the Updike Farm for nonprofit administrative offices

    First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, Trenton, $50,000 for the preparation of a preservation plan and structural assessment

    Port of Trenton Museum Foundation, Inc., Trenton, $50,000 for the preparation of a preservation plan and National Register nomination for the Delaware Inn

    Trenton Free Public Library, Trenton, $37,434 for the preparation of a preservation plan for the Main Public Library

    Middlesex County

    Trinity Episcopal Church, Woodbridge, $49,955 for the preparation of a preservation plan and construction documents

    Monmouth County

    Manasquan Borough, Manasquan, $450,000 for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Squan Beach Life Saving Station for meeting and exhibit space.

    First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, Rumson, $83,333 for exterior repair and restoration

    Christ Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury, $50,000 for stained glass restoration

    Spring Lake Borough, Spring Lake, $46,125 for the preparation of a preservation plan for the First Aid and Emergency Building

    Morris County

    Harding Township, Harding, $750,000 for the restoration and rehabilitation of Glen Alpin for community use

    Presbyterian Church of Madison, Madison, $29,300 for the preparation of a preservation plan

    Madison Borough, Madison, $660,719 for restoration and rehabilitation of the Hartley Dodge memorial for municipal use

    Community of St. John Baptist, Mendham, $560,202 for the restoration of exterior masonry

    Roxbury Historical Trust, Inc., Roxbury, $49,051 for the preparation of a Historic Structure Report for the King Store and Homestead

    Wharton Borough, Wharton, $37,424 for the preparation of a Master Plan for the site of Morris Canal Lock 2 East

    Ocean County

    Stafford Township Historical Society, Manahawkin, $50,000 for structural investigation and preparation of construction drawings for the Old Manahawkin Baptist Church

    Plumsted Township, New Egypt, $16,920 for the preparation of a preservation plan for Singleton Farm

    Salem County

    Salem Old House Foundation, Salem, $42,027 for the installation of fire detection and suppression equipment at Abel Nicholson House

    Salem County Historical Society, Salem, $75,000 for the rehabilitation of the Alphonso Eakin House for meeting and exhibit space

    Somerset County

    Heritage Trail Association, Bound Brook, $38,740 for the preparation of a CD tour of heritage sites

    Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A., Bound Brook, $27,337 for the preparation of a preservation plan for the Hendrick Fisher House

    Hillsborough Township, Hillsborough, $50,000 for the preparation of design development documents for the Van der veer-Harris House

    First Reformed Church of Rocky Hill, Rocky Hill, $19,372 for an engineering assessment

    South Bound Brook Historic Commission, South Bound Brook, $469,578 for the exterior restoration of the Abraham Staats House

    Union County

    First Presbyterian Church, Elizabeth, Elizabeth, $750,000 for exterior restoration

    Fanwood Borough, Fanwood, $30,000 for assessment of financial and legal structure of model transfer of development rights program

    First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, Plainfield, $41,033 for the preparation of a preservation plan

    Plainfield Historical Society, Plainfield, $177,985 for the interior rehabilitation of the Nathanial Drake House

    Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Frazee House, Inc., Scotch Plains, $22,824 for archaeology, preparation of construction documents and a National Register nomination for the Elizabeth and Gersham Frazee House

    Playhouse Association, Inc., Summit, $6,713 for the preparation of a National Register nomination.

    Liberty Hall Foundation, Union, $199,612 for roof restoration of the Carriage House at Liberty Hall

    Warren County

    Canal Society of New Jersey, Allamuchy, $38,888 for the preparation of a feasibility study for Morris Canal Locks 4 to 5

    Harmony Township Historic Preservation Commission, Harmony, $50,000 for the preparation of a Historic Structure Report for the Hoff-Vannatta Farm

    Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Hope, $25,108 for exterior restoration

     

     

     

     
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  2. Historical Commission Awards $3.4 million in General Operating Support Grants
     
    The New Jersey Historical Commission met on July 19 in Trenton and approved $3,440,000 in general operating support grants to a total of 83 historical organizations from every county in the state.

    The Historical Commission’s general operating support grants are designed to assist museums, historic sites, archives, libraries and similar organizations with collections or programming relating to the history of New Jersey.  These grants, which are determined by a peer review process, can be used to pay basic expenses such as salaries, hourly wages, utilities, leases and postage.   Funding for the grant program comes from a portion of the revenue produced by the state’s hotel and motel occupancy fee.   

    Larry R. Greene, chairman of the Commission, pointed to the fact that the requests for funding exceeded the amount of dollars available in this grant program by a factor of 2.5 to 1.  “This reflects the growing interest in preserving our state’s history,” he said.  Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells thanked the Historical Commission for their support and their tireless effort to ensure that history in New Jersey continues to enrich our lives, today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

    General Operating Support Grants Awarded, FY 2008

     

    Atlantic  County

    Atlantic County Historical Society  $6,500

    Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs  $17,000

    Absecon Lighthouse  $39,000

    South Jersey Cultural Alliance  $10,000

    Save Lucy Committee, Inc. $44,000

     

    Bergen  County

    Meadowlands Museum $8,500

    Water Works Conservancy, Inc. $16,000

    Leonia Public Library  $8,000

    Bergen County Dept. of Parks, Div. of Cultural & Historical Affairs  $26,000

    Pascack Historical Society  $5,000

    Friends of the Hermitage, Inc.  $53,000

    Mahwah Museum Society  $6,000

     

    Burlington  County

    National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Jersey  $15,000

    Alice Paul Institute, Inc.  $46,800

    Whitesbog Preservation Trust  $20,000

     

    Camden  County

    Camden County Historical Society  $24,000

    Battleship New Jersey $31,350

    Lawnside Historical Society, Inc $5,000

     

    Cape May County

    Cape May County Division of Culture and Heritage $15,000

    Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts $376,000

    Historic Cold Spring Village  $107,000

    Center for Community Arts  $25,000

    Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum  $31,500

    Avalon Museum and Historical Society  $5,000

    Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society $16,200

     

    Cumberland  County

    Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission $12,000

    Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center  $67,000

    Bayshore Discovery Project  $90,000

     

    Essex  County

    Branch Brook Park Alliance  $10,000

    New Jersey Historical Society  $357,000

    Newark Public Library  $80,000

    Montclair Historical Society $21,000

     

    Gloucester  County

    Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission $12,000

     

    Hudson County

    Hoboken Historical Museum  $61,000

     

    Hunterdon County

    Readington Museums  $12,000

    Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission $20,000

     

    Mercer  County

    Princeton University Library, Special Collections $36,000

    Old Barracks Association  $42,300

    Howell Living History Farm  $36,000

    Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission $17,500

    City of Trenton, 1719 William Trent House Museum  $34,000

    Preservation New Jersey, Inc.  $54,000

    Historical Society of Princeton  $91,000

    David Sarnoff Library  $27,000

    Trent House Association  $10,000

    Crossroads of the American Revolution Association, Inc.  $14,000

    Trenton Historical Society  $7,000

     

    Middlesex County

    Special Collections, Rutgers University Libraries $125,000

    Thomas A. Edison Papers  $120,000

    Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission  $147,000

    Genealogical Society of New Jersey  $10,000

     

    Monmouth County

    Monmouth County Historical Association $105,000

    New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation, Inc.  $10,000

    Historical Society of Ocean Grove  $10,000

     

    Morris County

    Holocaust Council of MetroWest  $10,000

    Morristown & Morris Township Public Library  $46,000

    Morris Museum  $35,000

    Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms  $25,000

    Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest  $9,000

    Save Ellis Island, Inc. $100,000

    Morris County Heritage Commission  $26,000

    Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission  $88,000

    Morris County Historical Society  $31,500

    Macculloch Hall Historical Museum $16,000

    Museum of Early Trades & Crafts $54,800

    Canal Society of New Jersey $6,000

     

    Ocean County

    Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission $18,000

    Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc. (Tuckerton Seaport) $25,000

     

    Passaic County

    Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council $16,000

    American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark $24,000


    Salem County

    Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission  $18,000

    Salem County Historical Society  $46,300

     

    Somerset County

    Heritage Trail Association  $18,000

    Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House  $18,000

    Meadows Foundation, Inc.  $16,000

     

    Sussex County

    Lenape Lifeways Educational Programs, Inc.  $6,750

     

    Union County

    Kenilworth Historical Society Incorporated  $7,000

    Plainfield Public Library  $21,000

    Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs  $101,000

    Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association  $25,000

    Reeves-Reed Arboretum  $27,000

    Historical Society; Elizabeth, NJ, Inc.  $6,000

     

    Warren County

    Help Our Preservation Effort  $5,000

     
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