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Department of State

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

New Jersey Historical Commission Votes on FY 2012 General Operating Support Grants

Investment Strengthens Economic and Creative Vitality of Communities in Every County


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
$25,892 Absecon Lighthouse/IPPA
$8,249 Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
$6,639 South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Bergen County
$20,714 Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs
$35,187 Friends of the Hermitage, Inc.
$5,000 Mahwah Museum Society, Inc.
$5,000 Pascack Historical Society
$11,154 Water Works Conservancy, Inc.
Burlington County
$31,071 Alice Paul Institute
$6,500 John Woolman Memorial Association
$9,934 National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, NJ
$18,750 Roebling Museum
$14,639 Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Camden County
$15,934 Camden County Historical Society
$32,500 Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.
$5,850 Lawnside Historical Society, Inc.
Cape May County
$8,548 Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage
$9,750 Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society
$74,590 Historic Cold Spring Village
$275,218 Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
$19,867 Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Cumberland County
$62,740 Bayshore Discovery Project
$12,000 Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission
$51,377 Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Essex County
$12,000 Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs
$7,425 Historical Society of West Caldwell
$19,500 Montclair Historical Society
$64,267 Newark Public Library
Gloucester County
$8,326 Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Hunterdon County
$13,146 Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$11,830 Red Mill Museum Village
Hudson County
$44,6490 Hoboken Historical Museum
Mercer County
$9,295 Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
$6,639 Genealogical Society of New Jersey
$65,000 Historic Morven
$69,780 Historical Society of Princeton
$19,500 Montclair Historical Society
$64,267 Newark Public Library
Middlesex County
$26,000 Edison Memorial Tower Corporation
$134,683 Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$87,138 Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives
$92,018 Thomas A. Edison Papers
Monmouth County
$10,399 Allaire Village
$6,639 Historical Society of Ocean Grove
$84,350 Monmouth County Historical Association
Morris County
$7,500 Canal Society of New Jersey
$64,266 Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission
$6,239 Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest
$20,844 Morris County Heritage Commission
$19,867 Morris County Historical Society
$29,013 Morristown & Morris Township Public Library
$38,201 Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
$5,000 Roxbury Historic Trust
$199,972 Save Ellis Island, Inc.
$25,000 Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Ocean County
$17,428 Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc. (Tuckerton Seaport)
$15,000 Ocean County Historical Society
$13,056 Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Passaic County
$15,137 American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
$10,517 Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council
Salem County
$14,341 Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission
$32,122 Salem County Historical Society
Somerset County
$11,352 Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Sussex County
$5,000 Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History
Union County
$5,000 Cranford Historical Society
$6,159 Kenilworth Historical Society Incorporated
$18,750 Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association
$13,245 Plainfield Public Library
$61,826 Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs


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