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2016 Junior Historian Contest

Residents Asked to Name Most Endangered Historic Sites in Hunterdon

Flemington, NJ – The Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission seeks nominations for Hunterdon’s Most Endangered Historic Sites. Submissions were due March 31, 2016.

Selected sites will be announced May 10, 2016 during National Preservation Month.

“Hunterdon has a richness of history and hundreds of buildings and structures erected before 1900. We hope in highlighting the ones that need help, we can motivate people to organize groups that will restore and save them,” said Commission Chair Lora Jones.

Any Hunterdon resident was eligible to nominate a site in the county in need of historic preservation.

Cultural & Heritage Commission Presents Talk on Jacqueline Kennedy’s Preservation Legacy

Historian Kathleen Galop celebrates the 50th anniversary of preserving structures in America through the Historic Preservation Act with a talk, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Historic Preservation Legacy.

Historic Courthouse
71 Main Street
Flemington, NJ 08822
May 10, 2016 - 7:30 pm

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SAVE THE DATE!!! NJ State History Fair

"SPIRIT OF THE JERSEYS"
Monument Battlefield State Park
Manalapan, NJ 08826

May 14, 2016 - 11am to 5pm

www.njhistoryfair.org/

2016 Junior Historian Contest

2016 HUNTERDON COUNTY MINI HISTORIAN AWARDS CEREMONY
To be held Tuesday, May 17th - 6:30pm
Historic County Court House
Main Street, Flemington NJ

It’s time for The Most Historic Place In My Town Composition Contest. Your students may write about any site in their town that they determine to be historic; houses, public buildings, graveyards, barns, stores, etc. All entries are judged by retired teachers.

Monetary prizes will be awarded at the May 17, 2016 meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Every entrant will receive a certificate of participation and appreciation.

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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

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


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.
NJSCADiscover NJ Arts
 
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