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Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage CommissionANNUAL CULTURAL AND HERITAGE ESSAY CONTEST - MOST HISTORICAL PLACE IN MY TOWN: The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission annually sponsors a local history composition contest for students in 3rd and 4th grade entitled the Most Historic Place in My Town. Compositions deal with a multitude of sites, i.e.: houses, public buildings, graveyards, barns, etc. The winner of the annual contest receives a cash prize as well as being named Hunterdon County Mini-Historian

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ART GOES TO SCHOOL - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Homemakers, retired men and women, part-time workers, parents, singles, ages 19 to 90, are invited to teach art appreciation to school children. Even if you don't know anything about art or have never taught before, it doesn't matter. We'll teach you, so you can teach them. Learn about famous paintings and their painters in free workshops and then communicate, in your own style, to the most enthusiastic listeners ever - young children.

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ART PRIDE NEW JERSEY: Help Restore Arts and History Funding. Ask your elected officials to restore state cultural funding that contributes over $2 billion each year to NJ's economy. NJ arts and history industries contribute over $2 billion each year to our State's economy through direct and patron related spending. NJ cultural funding is part of the economic solution, especially during the tough budget times. Visit www.artpridenj.com to learn how you can help.

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HISTORICAL PHOTOS OF THE LINDBERGH TRIAL: The Trail of the Century, held at the Hunterdon County Courthouse

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NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL COMMISSION: The New Jersey Historical Commission offers free teaching materials on its new Internet home page. The site includes resources to help teach New Jersey history, geography and civics in elementary schools, and to incorporate New Jersey history into high schools. The on-line materials contain sample classroom lessons, including primary source documents, maps and other visual materials.

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NEW JERSEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE: A state office dedicated to identifying, protecting, preserving, and sustaining New Jersey's heritage.

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NEW JERSEY SKYLANDS: “Skylands” is simply a perspective; a way of looking at and appreciating Northwestern New Jersey. “Thinking Skylands” endeavors to meld those characteristics shared by the constituent counties, towns, ridges, valleys, country roads and sections of interstate into a comprehensive portrait; one more attentive to geographic, cultural, and historical attributes than county and municipal borders. Explore the remarkable personality of this place! Skylands Events and Activities

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NEW JERSEY STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS: Established as a state agency in 1966 to promote and support quality arts for all citizens of New Jersey. With funding from the NJ State Legislature and project funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and other federal agencies, it provides financial assistance to arts organizations and artists in the form of grants and fellowships; maintains performing, visual and literary arts programs; functions as a major communications resource pertaining to the arts at the local, state and national levels; assorted publications; maintains a registry of New Jersey artists.www.njartscouncil.org and www.jerseyarts.com

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PRESERVATION NEW JERSEY: Statewide privately supported organization that supports historic preservation. Their mission is to protect and promote the states' historic resources, communities and landscapes through education and advocacy.

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RARITAN RIVER MUSIC FESTIVAL: To serve the residents of the rural Northwestern New Jersey community through music presentation, creation, and cultural enrichment programs. Check for upcoming scheduled events.

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THEATRE AT RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Performing Arts in your backyard.

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THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES has an on-line clearinghouse of state arts education information funded by the NEA. This clearinghouse brings arts education policy information to both elected officials nd the general public. Information includes state contacts, arts requirements for high school graduation and/or college entrance, state arts standards, teacher certification requirements, state performance measures in the arts, arts education legislation, etc.

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ART SOURCE: Perhaps the greatest website for general arts resources and bibliographies is Art Source. Among the links listed are Art History Resources, American Arts & Crafts Movement; Arts Wire, which is a national computer-based communications network for the arts community; Internet ArtResources, which will help you find galleries, museums, artists, art publications and booksellers, art shows and events, and art schools; Researching Your Art Object, contains bibliographies; and World Wide Arts Resources, which is a comprehensive registry of arts information with over 7,500 artists and tens of thousands of other arts resources registered.

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY: Check out the home page for Hunterdon County, read about the history of Hunterdon, take a guided tour through the old jail (and the newer correctional facility) and Hauptmann Trial courtroom, and learn about the various departments of county government and what they do for you.

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HUNTERDON MUSEUMS: Find a comprehensive list of some Hunterdon County's Hidden Treasures - our Local Museums

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HUNTERDON HISTORICAL MARKERS: Historal Marker Database of Historic structures, areas, and places with exceptional significance are eligible for county marker designation.

HUNTERDON HISTORICAL MARKER POLICY AND APPLICATION

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Financial support for the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission’s general operations and programs is made possible in part by grants from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs within the Department of State, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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