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New Jersey Historical Commission
Votes on FY 2012 General Operating Support Grants
Investment Strengthens Economic and Creative Vitality of Communities in Every County
For Immediate Release:
July 22, 2011

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Historical Commission met on July 21, 2011 in Trenton and approved $2,355,000 in General Operating Support grants to a total of 75 historical organizations, museums, historic sites, archives and libraries throughout New Jersey.

The Historical Commission’s General Operating Support program is designed to assist in developing the capacity of historical organizations caring for collections and providing programs and services relating to New Jersey history. Investment in the program enables the Commission to fulfill its mission to enrich the lives of New Jersey residents by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of the state’s past. Through the award of 75 operating grants in FY 2012 the Commission joins with the history community to collectively achieve important goals , including raising public awareness of state history, increasing public access to history collections and participation in history programming, facilitating new research and programming, and advancing preservation and collections care.

Our state’s historical organizations provide valuable public services that include enriching New Jersey’s classrooms and the education of its children as they welcome students to their sites, assist teachers with curriculum development, and provide internships to foster the next generation of history patrons and professionals. Beyond servicing our youth and teachers in FY 2010, history organizations offered on and off-site programs to over 23.7 million people and supported over 480 jobs.

The New Jersey Historical Commission’s grants are determined by a peer review process and funding is made possible by a portion of the revenue produced by the state’s Hotel/Motel Tax legislation.

FY 2012 New Jersey Historical Commission FY 2012 General Operating Support Grants:

Atlantic County
Absecon Lighthouse/IPPA
$25,892
Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
$8,249
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
$6,639
Bergen County
Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs
$20,714
Friends of the Hermitage, Inc.
$35,187
Mahwah Museum Society, Inc.
$5,000
Pascack Historical Society
$5,000
Water Works Conservancy, Inc.
$11,154
Burlington County
Alice Paul Institute
$31,071
John Woolman Memorial Association
$6,500
National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, NJ
$9,934
Roebling Museum
$18,750
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
$14,639
Camden County
Camden County Historical Society
$15,934
Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.
$32,500
Lawnside Historical Society, Inc.
$5,850
Cape May County
Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage
$8,548
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society
$9,750
Historic Cold Spring Village
$74,590
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
$275,218
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
$19,867
Cumberland County
Bayshore Discovery Project
$62,740
Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission
$12,000
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
$51,377
Essex County
Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs
$12,000
Historical Society of West Caldwell
$7,425
Montclair Historical Society
$19,500
Newark Public Library
$64,267
Gloucester County
Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$8,326
Hunterdon County
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$13,146
Red Mill Museum Village
$11,830
Hudson County
Hoboken Historical Museum
$44,6490
Mercer County
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
$9,295
Genealogical Society of New Jersey
$6,639
Historic Morven
$65,000
Historical Society of Princeton
$69,780
Montclair Historical Society
$19,500
Newark Public Library
$64,267
Middlesex County
Edison Memorial Tower Corporation
$26,000
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$134,683
Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives
$87,138
Thomas A. Edison Papers
$92,018
Monmouth County
Allaire Village
$10,399
Historical Society of Ocean Grove
$6,639
Monmouth County Historical Association
$84,350
Morris County
Canal Society of New Jersey
$7,500
Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission
$64,266
Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest
$6,239
Morris County Heritage Commission
$20,844
Morris County Historical Society
$19,867
Morristown & Morris Township Public Library
$29,013
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
$38,201
Roxbury Historic Trust
$5,000
Save Ellis Island, Inc.
$199,972
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
$25,000
Ocean County
Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc. (Tuckerton Seaport)
$17,428
Ocean County Historical Society
$15,000
Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$13,056
Passaic County
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
$15,137
Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council
$10,517
Salem County
Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$14,341
Salem County Historical Society
$32,122
Somerset County
Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
$11,352
Sussex County
Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History
$5,000
Union County
Cranford Historical Society
$5,000
Kenilworth Historical Society Incorporated
$6,159
Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association
$18,750
Plainfield Public Library
$13,245
Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
$61,826