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The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

NJ Women Vote Video Series
1915

Over the course of five, 90-second installments, the NJ Women Vote video series explores changes to voting rights in New Jersey over time. This fourth installment of the series, “1915,” tracks the fight over passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The series was sponsored by NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 with support from the Alice Paul Institute and Middlesex County, NJ.

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  • NJ Women Vote Video Series

    Introducing the NJ Women Vote video series! Over the course of five, 90-second installments, the NJ Women Vote series explores changes to voting rights in New Jersey over time, demonstrating that the fight for the right to vote is as relevant now as it was 250 years ago. View the series today.

  • NJ Women Vote Arts and Humanities Digital Projects

    NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100, New Jersey’s suffrage centennial initiative, is pleased to share two commissioned digital projects created to inspire and provide historical context for voting in 2020.

  • 2020 NJHC Awards & Prizes

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Awards of Recognition, Richard P. McCormick Prize, and Richard J. Hughes Award.

  • NJ Women’s Equality Day 2020

    The NJ Historical Commission, NJ Division on Women, and Thomas Edison State University are pleased to present a full recording of the NJ Women Vote: The 19th Amendment at 100 Women’s Equality Day virtual event, which took place on August 26, 2020.

  • Advancing Your Mission During COVID-19 and Beyond

    The NJHC, in partnership with the NJ Council for the Humanities, is pleased to present a new webinar in the Advancing Your Mission series, “How Are You Managing during the Pandemic?” scheduled for Friday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The webinar is free to attend with registration

  • Next 250th Virtual Quarterly Meeting

    Please join the New Jersey Historical Commission and Crossroads of the American Revolution on Wednesday, July 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the next update meeting on plans for NJ’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States.

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey II

    The NJHC is releasing a second survey to gather data about the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s history community. Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey. Your response will help inform our strategies for support moving forward.

  • Revolutionary War Site and Visitor Readiness Assessment

    Announcing report findings from 150 Revolutionary-era historic sites in New Jersey commissioned by NJHC partners Crossroads of the American Revolution.

  • COVID-19 Resources for Museums and Cultural Organizations

    We have compiled a list of resources for museums and cultural organizations grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to be updated on a bi-weekly basis.

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey Results

    View the results of our survey about the impact of COVID-19 on NJ history & cultural organizations.

  • NJHC Awards and Prizes

    We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 awards and prizes. Nominations for the Richard P. McCormick Prize are due on April 30, 2020. Nominations for all other awards may be submitted by July 1, 2020.

  • COVID-19 Impact Survey

    The NJHC wants to hear from you, the state’s history community, about the impact of COVID-19 on your organization. Please take a few minutes to complete this important survey. Your response will help inform our strategies for support moving forward.

  • NJHC FY 2021 Project Grant Workshops

    The NJHC is pleased to announce two upcoming Project Grant workshops for potential NJHC FY 2021 Project Grant applicants.

  • Design a Logo for Revolution NJ!

    Help us create a visual identity for Revolution NJ, the state’s upcoming commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States in 2026. Contest prize of $1,500 to the winning design!

  • Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Workshops

    Join us on Oct. 10 & 11 for best practices workshops with fundraising professional, Jamie Simek.

  • Now Accepting Nominations for 2019 NJHC Awards

    We are now accepting nominations for the Awards of Recognition, the Richard J. Hughes Prize, the Richard P. McCormick Prize, and the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize. Nominations are due June 1, 2019 with the exception of the McCormick Prize due June 3, 2019.

  • 2019 NJ History Conference Call for Papers

    We are now accepting paper and presentation proposals for the 2019 NJ History Conference, New Jersey Women Make History, scheduled for Friday, November 1st at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers – New Brunswick.

  • Understanding Communities Report

    Read the NJHC’s 2018 report on series of focus groups with members of New Jersey’s Latino and Hispanic communities about making history more inclusive for all.

  • Families First Discovery Pass Program

    The Historical Commission invites arts, culture, and history organizations to join the new Families First Discovery Pass Program.

  • NJ’s 2019 Telling Untold Histories Unconference

    Registration is now open for New Jersey’s Telling Untold Histories Unconference on Friday, April 26th at Rutgers University-Newark.

  • Survey Call!

    What visitation trends have you seen at your historic site over the last few years? AASLH is conducting a national visitation survey and wants your feedback! Please take five minutes to complete the survey and share it with other interested institutions.

  • FY 2020 – 2022 GOS Grant Workshops

    Sign-up today for GOS grant workshops offered this February 2019

  • The Winter 2019 Edition of NJ Studies is Here!

    Access the Winter 2019 Edition of NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the latest scholarship in New Jersey history. The journal is available online free of charge.

  • Marc Mappen

    In Memoriam:
    Marc Mappen
    1944-2019

    Memorial Service Information

  • FY 2020 Project Grant Workshops

    The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) releases FY 2020 Project Grant Guidelines and announces two workshops for perspective applicants.

  • Engage Your Audiences with Difficult Topics in African American History

    A workshop for museums, historic sites, libraries, and other cultural institutions.

  • New Jersey Historical Commission Announces 2018 Richard J. Hughes Prize and Awards of Recognition Recipients

    Read about all the award winners and their contributions to NJ history.

  • Historical Commission Members Receive 2018 AASLH Award

    NJ Historical Commission Chair, Maxine Lurie, and Commission Member, Richard Veit, receive 2018 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit for their publication Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State.


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