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CORN: SIMPLY A-MAIZEING - SORRY PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - TO BE RESCHEDULED
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission will present Corn – Simply A-Maizeing, a talk by food historian Judith Krall-Russo, on August 13 at 7:30 pm at the Historic Courthouse, 71 Main Street, Flemington, NJ. The program, which is free and open to the public, is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Art Goes to School
OCTOBER 1, 2015 DEADLINE - BRIDGING ART & HISTORY JURIED ART SHOW FOR RESIDENTS 6 to 18.
Artistically express your appreciation of Hunterdon's historic buildings and structures through the media of painting, collage, print making or other similar graphic arts. HOW CREATIVE CAN YOU BE?

ANNUAL 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. Held annually in May.

ART EXHIBITIONS
Sponsored for years at sites around the county, will soon be showcasing county artists in the restored historic courthouse on Main Street in Flemington. Exhibition dates to be announced. For more information contact us at cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us
Art Goes to SchoolART GOES TO SCHOOL - Volunteers Needed
Individuals interested in sharing the excitement of visual expression with elementary school students are invited to volunteer for Art Goes to School of the Delaware Valley (AGTS) , a volunteer-run, art appreciation program sponsored in Hunterdon County by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission. For more information contact us at cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us
Arts and Cultural Grant Programs
LOCAL ARTS PROGRAM GRANTS
Made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and Special Program Grants funded by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, authorized and administered by the Commission enhance the programs of many institutions and organizations in the county. Visit our Grant Opportunities webpage
BUS TO CULTURE
Provides lectures and trips to museums in the tri-state area in partnership with the Department of Human Services, Division of Senior Services.


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

HUNTERDON HISTORICAL MARKER POLICY AND APPLICATION

KIDS KULTURAL
Kids Kulture offers in-school enrichment performances for grades K-8 by qualified professionals in dance, literature, poetry, theatre, and music at no cost to the school. For more information contact us at cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us

RESOURCES

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.
Art Source 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.


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

Hunterdon County, NJ
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.


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

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.
NEW JERSEY HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE
A state office dedicated to identifying, protecting, preserving, and sustaining New Jersey's heritage.
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
NJ State Council on the Arts
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

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.

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 and 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.
 

 

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.
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