Volume 5 • Issue 1 2007 spring Home
  1. Grant Announcements
  2. Grant Round Schedules

  1. Grant Announcements
    Historical Commission Awards Project Grants

    The New Jersey Historical Commission awarded $418,124 in project grants to the following organizations and institutions in 2006.  The application deadline for the next Project Grant round will be September 15, 2007.  To obtain an application and instructions, call the Historical Commission at 609-943-3306 or visit the "Grants and Prizes" section of the NJHC website <newjerseyhistory.org>.


    Water Works Conservancy, Oradell. $10,000 to complete research, write, and design an illustrated history of the Hackensack River Valley and Water Works for grades 4-8


    Alice Paul Institute, Mount Laurel. $5,500 to expand the organization’s Meeting Alice program for fourth graders

    Burlington Count y Library System, Westampton. $10,210 to microfilm the most recent years of the Register-News, Central Record, Maple Shade Progress, and Beverly Bee

    Jacob’s Chapel A.M.E. Church, Mount Laurel. $11,200 to do a national register nomination

    Cape May

    Historic Cold Spring Village, Cape May. $3,500 to research and develop an interpretive and furnishing plan for the ca. 1691 Coxe Hall Cottage

    Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, Cape May. $14,000 to redesign and improve its website


    Bongiorno Productions, Inc., Newark. $15,000 to support the production of a film about civil unrest in Newark in 1967

    New Jersey Historical Society, Newark. $5,000 for a scholarly conference related to an upcoming exhibition on urban unrest in the 1960s

    Newark Museum Association, Newark. $20,000 for development and fabrication of a permanent exhibition and educational programming on New Jersey’s fire-fighting history from the 18th century to the present

    Newark Public Library, Newark. $17,000 for an oral history project to document the lives, experiences, and contributions of Latinos to New Jersey


    Trinity Episcopal Old Swedes Church, Swedesboro. $4,019 for a conference on the role of Pehr Kalm in the development of the early North American scientific community and in the religious and ethnic history of southern New Jersey in the mid-18th century


    Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken. $17,000 for an exhibition on Hoboken in the 1970s, a period of renaissance for the city

    Jersey City Museum, Jersey City. $12,000 to conserve three oil paintings of Jersey City scenes by noted 19th century New Jersey artist, August Will


    Crossroads of the American Revolution, Princeton. $8,550 for a pilot project for Morris and Somerset counties that will develop an outreach, communications, marketing, and self-evaluation effort

    Friends of the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton. $16,000 to support research and development of an exhibition that will interpret folk culture in New Jersey in social history context from the 19th century to date

    Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton. $19,945 for an exhibition that will examine all aspects of life in Princeton during the 1930s

    Preservation New Jersey, Trenton. $16,000 for the first phase of a research project on the history of school construction in New Jersey

    Trenton Downtown Association, Trenton. $9,500 to support Patriots Week activities

    Trenton Historical Society, Trenton. $12,800 to hire Hunter Research to research and produce a map showing property ownership and land use in Trenton in the Revolutionary era


    Department of History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. $5,500 special grant in support of the department’s undergraduate history internship program

    South Brunswick Township Historic Preservation Commission, South Brunswick. $14,200 to prepare a national register nomination for the Princeton Nurseries Kingston Site historic district

    Special Collections & University Archives, RU, New Brunswick. $18,000 to rehouse, preserve, arrange and describe a large collection of archival records of the Lenox Company


    Allaire Village, Wall. $3,500 for a script for an introductory video on the Howell Iron Works

    Friends of Monmouth County Park System, Lincroft. $16,000 for the fabrication and installation of a permanent exhibition in the visitor’s center of historic Longstreet Farm

    Long Branch Free Public Library, Long Branch. $12,600 to microfilm recent years of the Atlanticville and Link News

    Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold. $10,500 for a exhibition on the Monmouth County shore experience, 18th century to the late 19th century


    Jewish Historical Society of MetroWest, Whippany. $15,000 for the design and construction of a traveling exhibition on the history of Weequahic, 1930s-1960s


    William Paterson University, Wayne. $16,000 special grant in support of New Jersey History Day


    Salem County Historical Society, Salem. $14,000 to preserve and process a collection of land deeds and the Rumsey Collection of photographs, books, and personal papers


    Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, Bedminster. $15,600 for a script for a permanent exhibit for the site

    Save Ellis Island, Gladstone. $18,000 to develop curriculum materials on immigration for grades 5-12


    Center for American Places, Chicago, Ill. $14,000 to support publication of an illustrated book on the art colony in Leonia, 19th-mid-20th century

    John Fea, Grantham, Pa. $18,000 for research on the role of Presbyterians in the Revolutionary era

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  2. Grant Round Schedules
    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 (http://njht.org/dca/njht/hot_topics.html) for more information after April 1, 2007

    May 17, 2007, 1-4 p.m., Ewing, New Jersey
    (http://njht.org/dca/njht/hot_topics.html) for more information after April 1, 2007
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