Events
The Great Pumpkin Patch at the Frazee House
Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Organizations
Four Centuries in a Weekend
An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
2019 New Jersey History Conference
Striking the Balance: Access vs. Preservation in Museums
NJ ASLA 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
AASLH 2020 Annual Meeting
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The Great Pumpkin Patch at the Frazee House

Purchase your pumpkins at the Frazee House every day from October 5 - October 31! 

Pumpkins vary in size and prices range from $.75 to $60. 

All sales benefit the Frazee House in Scotch Plains



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Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Organizations

Best Practices Workshops with Jamie Simek

The New Jersey Historic Trust and the New Jersey Historical Commission are pleased to present Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Organizations presented by Jamie Simek.

Workshops will be offered in two locations:

October 10, 2019, Somerset County Environmental Education Center
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October 11, 2019, Camden County College
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Registration 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Cost: $25, includes light breakfast and lunch

Tired of planning one fundraising event after another? Wish you could follow some practical steps to professionalize your fundraising but you're just not sure where to start? Frustrated by all of the "expert" fundraising advice out there that just isn't practical for your situation? This workshop introduces basic fundraising principles and best practices that can be applied to local history organizations of all sizes. We will learn how the fundraising cycle fits into your everyday operations, consider the elements of a good case for support, discuss the importance of building relationships, and set strategic priorities by comparing your budget to your wish list. This interactive workshop includes opportunities for group work and individual reflection, as well as ample time for discussion and questions.

This training will be led by Jamie Simek, grant writer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and former fundraising educator for the Indiana Historical Society. Jamie has 20 years of experience helping small, community-based organizations get organized. She served as the fundraising committee chair for the American Association of State and Local History StEPs Enhancement Project and authored the summer 2018 AASLH History News Technical Leaflet #284 entitled Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations. She has presented at numerous national conferences and meetings on the topics of fundraising and organizational development.


The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are grateful to our co-sponsors, The Friends of New Jersey Heritage, the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and Camden County College.



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Four Centuries in a Weekend

Explore Four Centuries in a Weekend in Union County on October 19 & 20 from 12PM - 5 PM!

Explore the many historic sites, museums, and trails in Union County!



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An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Attend the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission ADA Accessability workshop led by Access Specialist, Northeast ADA, Jennifer Perry. 

The presentation will cover introductions to ADA laws, practices and common questions.

October 23, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Click here to register! 



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2019 New Jersey History Conference

New Jersey Women Make History - 2019 New Jersey History Conference

The 2019 conference will explore and celebrate the stories of the diverse women who made and continue to make New Jersey hsitory. The keynote speaker is Dr. Keisha N. Blain, Associate Professor of Hisotry at the University of Pittsburg, Editor-In-Chief of The North Star, and President of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). 

Friday, November 1, 2019 at Douglass Residential College, rutgers University - New Brunswick, register now! 



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Striking the Balance: Access vs. Preservation in Museums

Attend the two-day conference at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia December 5 & 6, to learn more about access and preservation in museums hosted by the Conservation Center for Arts & Historic Artifacts. 

Topics include: 

  • Touch programs with preservation handling
  • ADA considerations in house museums
  • Conservation on exhibit
  • Digitization for accessibility
  • Sensory sensitivity and visitor experience
  • Giving access to university museum students

The conference also includes the opportunity to explore the new special exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier. 

Cost: $275 Members, $300 Non-members Click here to register! 



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NJ ASLA 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition

The New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects will present its 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Resort in Atlantic City February 9 - 11! 

Now accepting exhibitor registration and call for entries for the Annual Design Awards. The deadline for enteries is Octoer 18. 



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AASLH 2020 Annual Meeting

The American Association for State and Local History will present its 2020 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada from Sepember 23 - 26!

The theme for the 2020 meeting is, what kind of ancestor will you be? 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS now open! Deadline for submissions is December 9, 2019.



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