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Huntedon County Cultural and Heritage Commission

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Gayle Maher ended her 30-year career in New Jersey Court Administration as Chief of Probation Services in the Probation Division and turned her interest to community service. She served on the municipality’s Historical Society and its Cultural and Heritage Committee and developed a community tour based on independent historical research. ¬†Appointed as a Trustee of the Hunterdon County Tricentennial Committee in 2013, she researched, wrote, and directed the Freeholder reenactment that kicked off the County’s 300th Anniversary celebration. She also is co-chair of the annual Hunterdon Museum Days.¬† She continues to serve on the Hunterdon 300th Committee and is a Trustee of the 1759 Vought House and a member of the Hunterdon County Historical Society. She earned a B.A. degree in English and Sociology at College Misericordia in Dallas, PA, and an M.A. degree in Public Administration at Rider University, Lawrence Township, NJ.



Maeve Pambianchi has won awards for her contributions to the youth of Hunterdon County and performing arts in general.  She worked professionally as an actor, singer and dancer, and was a long-time student of Obie Award and Drama Desk winning director and acting teacher Gene Frankel, who was one of the earliest members of the Actors' Studio. She lived and worked in Paris for six years, and upon returning to America founded the Lambertville Cultural Center. After working off-Broadway and touring with regional theatre companies she settled in Hunterdon County and founded Franklin Theatre Works.

Since founding the group in 2004, Ms. Pambianchi has directed hundreds of students
in over 45 full-scale dramas, comedies and musicals.



Carol Cronheim most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of State for New Jersey with responsibility for management, oversight, and coordination of the cultural divisions in the NJ Department of State, including the NJ State Council on the Arts, the NJ Historical Commission, NJ Cultural Trust, NJ State Archives, and the NJ State Museum. Before that she was Seminar Director for Leadership New Jersey responsible for content for the nonprofit public policy program. She has held numerous positions in State government, as Acting Secretary of State, Deputy Chief of Policy and Planning, Senior Advisor for Cultural Affairs, and as a speechwriter and policy advisor to various senior elected officials.  She knows and has worked with local, state, and nationally elected officials, and leaders in major cultural, historical, and educational organizations. She has a B.A. degree in Classics from Princeton University, and both an M.A. degree in Politics and a Ph.D. degree in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She resides in Lambertville



Don Sherblom is a residential realty broker who lives in Annandale. He is a former educator who taught at Seton Hall University, South Orange; Montclair University, Upper Montclair; and Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA. He earned a B.A degree in political science at the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in political science at the New School for Social Research, New York City. He was instrumental in saving and restoring the 1759 Vought House in Clinton, a Revolutionary War Loyalist homestead now on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.  He was president of a non-profit group that supports the Vought House from 2006 - 2016. He is the author of the books, The Vought Family, Loyalists in the American Revolution and Neighbors at War, The Vought Family and the Revolution. He also has presented papers and lectures on the Vought house and family before historical groups and organized a two-week public archaeology program at the house.



Haeree Park received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. She is a freelance graphic designer who taught visual art in New Jersey Public Schools before joining the Arts Access Program.  Haeree also taught art classes at Hunterdon Museum of Art and County College of Morris. 

She received the Artsonia Leadership Award for her work with families and communities. For her part, she got them involved in art education and with integrating technology in the arts. Her work has been shown at juried exhibitions including Mondo, StudioMonclair, Grounds for Sculpture and DailyPhotograph.


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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