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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
Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Bergen County
Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs
Friends of the Hermitage, Inc.
Mahwah Museum Society, Inc.
Pascack Historical Society
Water Works Conservancy, Inc.
Burlington County
Alice Paul Institute
John Woolman Memorial Association
National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, NJ
Roebling Museum
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Camden County
Camden County Historical Society
Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.
Lawnside Historical Society, Inc.
Cape May County
Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society
Historic Cold Spring Village
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Cumberland County
Bayshore Discovery Project
Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Essex County
Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs
Historical Society of West Caldwell
Montclair Historical Society
Newark Public Library
Gloucester County
Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Hunterdon County
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Red Mill Museum Village
Hudson County
Hoboken Historical Museum
Mercer County
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
Genealogical Society of New Jersey
Historic Morven
Historical Society of Princeton
Montclair Historical Society
Newark Public Library
Middlesex County
Edison Memorial Tower Corporation
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives
Thomas A. Edison Papers
Monmouth County
Allaire Village
Historical Society of Ocean Grove
Monmouth County Historical Association
Morris County
Canal Society of New Jersey
Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission
Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest
Morris County Heritage Commission
Morris County Historical Society
Morristown & Morris Township Public Library
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Roxbury Historic Trust
Save Ellis Island, Inc.
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Ocean County
Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc. (Tuckerton Seaport)
Ocean County Historical Society
Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Passaic County
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council
Salem County
Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Salem County Historical Society
Somerset County
Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Sussex County
Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History
Union County
Cranford Historical Society
Kenilworth Historical Society Incorporated
Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association
Plainfield Public Library
Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs