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Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission

PROGRAMS

2017 Junior Historian Contest

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 4pm Friday, March 31, 2017.

Entries can be mailed to:
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

AWARDS CEREMONY IS SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017 DURING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS. Location and time to be announced.

 

The Art of the Period Dress SIGN UP NOW.. One Day Conference "The Art of the Period Dress"
The first in a two-part series, this program will feature a morning of dynamic and engaging presentations on men's and women's Revolutionary War Era clothing, followed by lunch. Afternoon workshops feature a variety of topics including dressing for the 18th century on a 21st century budget, dressing the part - essentials every reenactor/historical interpreter needs to know for authenticity, and a Q&A with regional experts on available resources for interpreters.

April 21, 2017, 10am - 3pm
Historic County Courthouse
71 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
$15 per person

T.H.A.T. The Hunterdon Art Tour Open Studios and ReceptionThe Hunterdon Art Tour (THAT) is a small, dedicated volunteer group of artists, art lovers and longtime Hunterdon County residents.

RECEPTION at the Hunterdon Art Museum:
Friday, May 5, 2017
7 PM TO 9 PM

OPEN STUDIOS:
Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7, 2017   10 AM TO 6 PM

To learn more about THAT: http://thehunterdonarttour.com/
or contact: hunterdonarttour@gmail.com

NJ Tean Arts Festival - May 31 to June 2, 2017NJ TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL - Teachers Register your School Today
May 31 to June 2, 2017

The 2017 NJ Teen Arts Festival will e held on May 31, June 1 and June 2nd at the Ocean County College in Toms River NJ.

During the 3 festival days, young artists, teachers and professional artists from around the state come to critique, as well as to teach workshops and master classes in their individual specialties, including drama, filmmaking, voice, acting, instrumental music and more.

REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL to find out how click here for more information....

Arts and Cultural Grant Programs
LOCAL ARTS PROGRAM GRANTS and GRANT WORKSHOPS
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

Art Goes to SchoolART GOES TO SCHOOL

Volunteers Needed: Share the excitement of visual expression with elementary school students.  

AGTS provides training - volunteers learn about famous paintings and their painters and how to communicate information about them, in the volunteer’s own style, to the most enthusiastic listeners ever—young children.

There is no need for prior teaching experience or an art education background. We will teach you what you need to know. In-school programs typically take place during the spring semester.

Contact us at: cultural@co.hunterdon.nj.us for more information. This program made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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

2016 Hunterdon County Endangered Historic Sites

2016 Most Endangered Historic Sites in Hunterdon County

Hunterdon’s Most Endangered Historic Sites
Named by Community Survey

Flemington – A call by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission for public nominations for the Most Endangered Historic Sites in the County produced a list of six sites.

Nominated are: four buildings in Flemington: the 1877-789 Union Hotel, the 1800s Fulper Building, the c.1860s Hunterdon County National Bank Building, and the 1847 Reading-Large House; also the Bonnell Tavern in Clinton and the Lowrey Grist Mill in Milford.  The Flemington sites are listed as contributing elements within the Borough’s historic district, on the State and National Registers of Historic Places; the other two have Certificates of Eligibility for historic designation.

All received one nomination except for the Union Hotel, which drew several, making it the public’s number one choice for preservation. The Union Hotel and Reading-Large House were named Most Endangered in 2010 as well. The Lowrey Grist Mill was cited on the Most Endangered list for 2011. READ MORE...


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

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 300th - Celebrating Hunterdon's HeritageHUNTERDON HISTORY AND HERITAGE (www.hunterdon300th.org)
The Hunterdon 300th Committee was established to create various lectures and special events to celebrate our 300 Years of History in 2014. There was such an overwhelming participation and support from the community, the committee has decided to continue their efforts and in celebrating Hunterdon County's History and Heritage. In 2015 the celebrations continued under the theme of HUNTERDON'S AGRICULTURAL HERITAGEIn 2016 the Committee is celebrating the history and heritage of HUNTERDON DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Visit their website at www.hunterdon300th.org to see what exciting programs, lectures and special events the committed and their special partners have planned.


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.
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.

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