The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.
Commission Members
Maxine Lurie, PhD, Chair
Margaret Westfield, R.A.Vice-Chair

Senator Christopher Bateman
Jayne S. Carmody
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll
Susan P. Coen
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin
Michael Fernandez
Larry Greene, PhD.
Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D.
Richard Veit, Ph.D.
Senator Loretta Weinberg
Joseph S. Weisberg, Ed.D.
B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.

ex-officio members
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
State Librarian Mary Chute
Dan Saunders
Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us
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FY15 Round II Declaration of Intent Forms Now Available

You may now prepare and submit your Declaration of Intent to apply for a FY 15 Round II Minigrant. All Declarations of Intent must be submitted via the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE), and will be due on December 10, 2014.

To apply for a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, all applicants must be registered with SAGE. If you have not already registered, but plan to apply for a grant in this fiscal year, you are encouraged to register now through SAGE . You should receive a validation email within a week of registration. If you do not, please call the Commission at (609) 292-6062.

All returning users are encouraged to check their user profiles and organizational profiles in SAGE to ensure accurate contact information. Outdated contact information puts applicants at risk of missing important notifications.

Understanding Audiences Workshop

The Understanding Audiences workshop was the first in a series of three learning opportunities focusing on engagement. If you were unable to attend the workshop please take a look at the online resources.
Information from the first workshop

More information about the upcoming workshops will be available later this fall.

2014 New Jersey Forum

November 21-22, 2014
Kean University

The 2014 New Jersey Forum is presented in honor of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary and to celebrate the Garden State’s contributions to liberty, diversity, and innovation.

Registration for the NJ Forum is no longer available online.
Please contact the Commission at 609-292-6062.
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Telling (untold) Histories

The first unconference in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region that will bring public historians and history organizations together to tackle difficult historical topics with the public. Explore the hows and whys of engaging subjects that challenge our audiences’ expectations and expand our thinking.
For more information visit http://untoldhistories2015.wordpress.com/

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