Volume 5 • Issue 1 2007 spring Home
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Celebrating the 40 Year Legacy of the New Jersey Historic Trust and Historic Sites Council

Join the Historic Trust and the Historic Sites Council for a special celebration of their 40th anniversary.  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.

40th Anniversary Reception

Fosterfields Living History Farm, Morristown

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 – 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Program at 6 p.m rain or shine.  Handicapped accessible.

Cost:  $75 per person - sponsor opportunities available

To register: call (609) 984 0473 or visit: www.njht.org/hot_topics.html

The reception is hosted by the Morris County Visitors Center and Friends of Fosterfields.

Fosterfields is a Morris County Park, the first “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 invested in restoration, preservation and study of this unique cultural resource.


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Grant Schedule
Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund - Historic Site Management Grants

Applicants may request up to $50,000 toward eligible activities under the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund guidelines.  Grants are for non construction activities related to planning for the preservation, interpretation and management of historic properties.  Visit http://njht.org/dca/njht/programs/gshptf/hsmg.html for more information.

NJ Cultural Trust - Capital Preservation Grants

Applicants may request up to $50,000 toward eligible activities under the New Jersey Cultural Trust grant guidelines.  Visit http://njht.org/dca/njht/programs/ct/ for more information. 

These dates apply to both types of grants listed above:

Applications available for download on or before April 20, 2007 from http://njht.org/dca/njht/applguid/

Application deadline: June 29, 2007

Applicant workshops:
May  8, 2007, 1-4 p.m., Bordentown, New Jersey
May 17, 2007, 1-4 p.m., Ewing, New Jersey
Register by email: njht@dca.state.nj.us or by calling 609 984 0473
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May 23, 2007

Our Towns, Our Land, Our Heritage: Sustaining NJ’s Legacy
The 2007 Annual Historic Preservation Conference

2007 Historic Preservation Conference
2007 marks the fortieth anniversary for the creation of the NJ Historic Sites Council and NJ Historic Trust.  In 1967, the historic preservation movement was in its infancy and the challenge of saving history was largely in the hands of dedicated and passionate volunteers.  Today, NJ boasts one of the earliest and most successful bricks and mortar programs in the country; laws, programs and professional standards have become intertwined in our land use planning.  Hosted by Drew University, this year’s conference seeks to remember our accomplished past while charting a comprehensive course for New Jersey’s future. 

Conference workshops focus on collaborative partnerships between the historic preservation and environmental communities to ensure long-term stewardship of our state's irreplaceable natural and historic resources. Participants can choose between three sessions: exploring the linkages between heritage and eco-tourism; advocacy for long-term environemental and heritage stewardship, or a field session exploring what you need to know about historically sensitive redevelopment.

For more information, visit: www.nj.gov/dep/hpo

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Educational Opportunities
April 26 and 27, 2007

Best Practices Workshops

“Stewardship and Support” is the next topic to be explored in Doing Your Best: A New Workshop Series on Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations.  The workshop series is sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Historic Trust and the New Jersey State Museum. 

Cost: $20 per person

April 26, 2007 at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville

April27, 2007 at East Jersey Olde Towne Village, Piscataway

9:30am – 3:30pm

Contact: Jim Turk, 609 984 3845 or james.turk@sos.state.nj.us


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Benefits of Historic Preservation:
A Municipal Official’s Guide to Achieving Success

The New Jersey Historic Trust will present a four-hour seminar for the New Jersey League of Municipalities. 

Who Should Attend:   Any and all elected and appointed officials and municipal employees responsible for historic preservation -- Mayors, council members, historic preservation commission members, planning, zoning, historic preservation specialists.

Where: PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, Monmouth County

When: May 1, 2007, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The goal of the seminar is to educate decision makers in municipal government about how historic preservation can be a progressive tool for sustaining community and growing economic development and tourism.

Part I – Getting Started with Historic Preservation

Part II – Making Preservation Work in Your Community

Using real-life New Jersey examples, the Historic Trust will introduce participants to the benefits of historic preservation, address concerns related to preservation and private ownership, and provide concrete tools for implementing programs that enhance property values, encourage neighborhood stability and support economic growth through job creation and tourism.

For more information:

New Jersey Historic Trust - 609 984 0473 -www.njht.org -njht@dca.state.nj.us   



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