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Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission

The Most Historic Place In My Town

Hunterdon County Junior Historian

Most Historic Place In My Town Composition Contest. 3rd and Fourth Grade Students were asked to write about any site in their town that they determine to be historic; houses, public buildings, graveyards, barns, stores, etc. All 183 entries were judged by retired teachers. Monetary prizes and Award Certificates were awarded at the Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting held on May 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm.

Every entrant received a certificate of participation and appreciation.

The rules for the Annual Essay Contest are as follows:

  • Any third or fourth grade student* County-wide may enter.
    * Determined by the grade level in which state and local history is studied in each school.  
  • Teachers are asked to submit Their Application of Interest in Participation to the Cultural and Heritage Commission (2016 press release and rules).
  • Entries are to be mailed to:
    Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
    PO Box 2900
    Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
    OR hand-delivered to the Commission in the Planning Board offices
    314 State Route 12, Building #1
    Route 12 County Complex
    Flemington, NJ 08822
  • All essays are to be on 8-1/2" X 11" paper.  Report covers are acceptable. NO loose-leaf ring binders. 
  • All essays must be neatly printed or typed.
  • Source citations must be included; i.e.: books researched, authors, interviews (with whom and when).  If using deeds, the volume and page must be supplied.
  • Each teacher must include an alphabetized list of participating students and a typed sheet stating name of school and teacher (plus room number, if applicable).

For over 20 years this countywide annual contest has served to raise awareness of county history, and meets state Core Curriculum Standards for teaching local history. 

2016 Awards were presented at the May 17, 2016 Hunterdon County Freeholder Meeting held in the historic county court house at 6:30 pm:

  • Honorable Mention - sash
  • 2nd in School District - $10.00
  • 1st in School District - $25.00
  • 2nd in County - $25.00
  • 1st in County - Grand Prize - $100 and a medal for Hunterdon County Junior Historian. 


Financial support for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission´s general operations and programs is made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
NJSCA Discover NJ Arts

The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

NJ Historical Commission
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