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NJHT Mandatory Grantee Workshop
NJHT 2019 Preserve New Jersey Applicant Workshop
Disaster Preparedness Workshops
Engage Your Audiences with Difficult Topics in African American History: A Workshop for Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries, and Other Cultural Institutions
250th Celebration Planning Meeting -- Save the Date!
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NJHT Mandatory Grantee Workshop

The New Jersey Historic Trust is hosting a mandatory workshop for all 2018 Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund grantees on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the workshop starting promptly at 1:30 pm. The program will last approximately two hours with time for questions. A snow date for the workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6, 2019.

The agenda will focus on the requirements for assembling your grant agreement, which must be executed before any grant funds will be dispersed. At the workshop, you will receive the necessary paperwork and have an opportunity to meet the Historic Trust program staff and have them walk you through the complete grant process.

Please RSVP to the workshop by January 28, 2019 to haley.mcalpine@dca.nj.gov with the names of the attendees, organization, project name, and email address. The workshop will be held at the Rutgers EcoComplex located at 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505. A link to driving directions can be found here. We will be providing light refreshments.



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NJHT 2019 Preserve New Jersey Applicant Workshop

The New Jersey Historic Trust encourages potential applicants and preservation professionals to attend this free workshop for the 2019 Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund grant round. The workshop will run from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor on Monday, March 4. Snow date is Monday March 25, same time and location.

NJ Historic Trust staff will review the 2019 grant guidelines and application, including a number of new and important changes for this year's grants. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

 

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Click here for more information about the 2019 Preserve New Jersey grant round!

 



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Disaster Preparedness Workshops

Disaster Preparedness Workshops

Join NJCAR (New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response) for a disaster preparedness training provided by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. This series of workshops will introduce the Pocket Response Plan (PReP), its use a tool to begin institutional planning, and provide guidance on use and implementing it. This will be followed by information on staff training. Finally, there will be a group table top exercise.

The training will run from 9:00am to 1:00pm. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Dates and Locations:

February 6 - Hamilton Club, 32 Church St, Paterson, NJ 07505

March 6 - Atlantic County Library System - Mays Landing Branch - 40 Farragut Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330

April 3 - Trailside Nature and Science Center - 452 New Providence Road, Mountainside, NJ 07092

May 1 - Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences - 307 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060

June 5 - Historic Courthouse - 71 Main Street Flemington, NJ 08822

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Engage Your Audiences with Difficult Topics in African American History: A Workshop for Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries, and Other Cultural Institutions

Date: January 25, 2019

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Cost: $60 per person (discount to $50 per person for teams of 3 or more from a single organization)

Location: Grounds for Sculpture, Hamitlon, NJ 08619

 

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On January 25, 2019, the Sankofa Collaborative will present “Engage Your Audiences with Difficult Topics in African American History: A Workshop for Museums, Historic Sites, Libraries, and Other Cultural Institutions.”

What is the responsibility of cultural institutions to acknowledge the full scope of our nation’s history by incorporating African American history? What are our challenges in doing this? What can we learn from the work of colleagues in the field?

“Engage Your Audiences with Difficult Topics in African American History” will explore these ideas from the following perspectives:

  • Building from a vision
  • Putting the past into context
  • Addressing concerns from the community
  • Preparing to discuss difficult topics
  • Going beyond one-time programs or stand-alone exhibits

Representatives from a range of institutions, including the Montclair Art Museum, Morven Museum and Garden, the New Jersey Historical Society, Pennsbury Manor, and the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum, will present their work as “mini-case studies” to stimulate peer sharing and brainstorming. Moderated panel discussions, small group break-outs and presentations will further invite participants to consider questions related to presenting complex issues and difficult information.

At the luncheon, Reverend William Howard will speak on “The Past Is Present.” From his early life in Americus, Georgia to the present, M. William (Bill) Howard, Jr. has sought to apply his faith toward transforming the human condition. He was deeply involved in a wide-range of human rights and anti-colonial campaigns in the US, Southern Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. He chaired the NJ Death Penalty Study Commission, which led to the State of NJ becoming the first state in the USA to abolish the death penalty after it was re-authorized by the US Supreme Court in 1976. 

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250th Celebration Planning Meeting -- Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday January 29 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to join Crossroads of the American Revolution for the next update meeting to discuss New Jersey's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the United States.

 

Based on feedback from previous meetings, Crossroads of the American Revolution is continuing to work on ways to help as many of you as possible attend these information sessions. This next meeting will be held through Go To Meeting technology and telephone conference, which will give you the flexibility to participate without traveling to a meeting site. It will be scheduled at lunchtime in the hopes that more of our site volunteers will be able to participate during the work day.

 

Instructions for how to participate in the Go To Meeting will be posted at the start of the new year!



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