Volume 5 • Issue 1 2007 spring Home
Celebrating the 40 Year Legacy of the New Jersey Historic Trust and Historic Sites Council
by New Jersey Historic Trust
Willows at Fosterfields
The house called Willows at Fosterfields Living History Farm is the site of the 40th anniversary reception.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the New Jersey Historic Trust and Historic Sites Council through legislation signed by Governor Richard J. Hughes.  A special reception on May 22, co-hosted by the Morris County Visitors Center and the Friends of Fosterfields, will commemorate this occasion on the eve of the Historic Preservation Conference in Morris County.

The Historic Trust, housed in the Department of Community Affairs, awards matching grants and low-interest loans for historic preservation projects.  The Historic Sites Council advises the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection on possible encroachments to historic resources.  Together these agencies have improved public awareness and support for the protection and preservation of valuable New Jersey historic sites for future generations.

The anniversary of this landmark legislation and the accomplishments of the Historic Trust and Historic Site Council will be celebrated at a reception on May 22, 2007 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Fosterfields Living History Farm in Morristown.  Past and current leaders in the historic preservation movement will be honored during the evening.

Reception participants will tour the Fosterfields Living History Farm, participate in a commemorative program, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts and the farm’s pastoral setting. Past and current leaders in the preservation movement will be honored during the evening. 

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm is a site of the Morris County Park Commission, and the first designated “living historical farm” in New Jersey. It remains a working farm, using tools, techniques and materials of a turn of the century farm. The has site received four grants from the NJ Historic Trust, totaling $485,209, which were invested in restoration, preservation and study of this unique cultural resource.

40th Anniversary Reception

Celebrating the Legacy of the New Jersey Historic Trust and Historic Sites Council

Fosterfields Living History Farm

73 Kahdena Road, Morristown
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Program begins at 6 p.m. rain or shine. Handicapped Accessible.

Cost: $75per ticket

To purchase a ticket, call the Morris County Visitors Center at 973 631 5151

The reception is co-hosted by the Morris County Visitors Center and the Friends of Fosterfields and Cooper Mill.

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