The Commission was created by the Board of Chosen Freeholders (now the Board of County Commissioners) by resolution according to State Statute on January 1, 1971. Its responsibilities include the "development of programs to promote interest and participation in and understanding of local history, arts, cultural values and goals of the community and state by working directly with arts and historical organizations, schools, religious organizations, service clubs, municipal governments and other interested groups and individuals." The Commission may establish museum and cultural programs, including fine and performing arts programs; undertake historical, architectural, and genealogical research; and publish reports, directories, and books that help develop interest in historical and cultural matters. Programs are designed to serve residents of all ages.
Nine commissioners are appointed by the County Commissioners; each serves a three-year term without compensation and may be reappointed. Efforts are focused on creating a Commission that is culturally diverse and geographically representative, with expertise in the arts or history.
VISION: To make the arts and history essential to the economy, education, and quality of life in Hunterdon County.
MISSION: The mission of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission is to promote and support Hunterdon County’s arts, culture and history by nurturing a sense of place, a culture of creativity, and an enthusiasm to preserve and maintain its history.
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission Strategic Plan
Gayle Maher - 12/31/2024
Carol C. Cronheim - 12/31/2023
CULTURAL & HERITAGE COMMISSIONERS:
Donald E. Sherblom - 12/31/2023
Nikki Shepardson - 12/31/2024
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
Zachary T. Rich, County Commissioner Liaison
Commission Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 4:30PM unless otherwise noted.
Download: 2022 Annual Meeting Notice
Download : 2021 Annual Meeting Notice
REVISED 2021 Annual Meeting Notice
Download 2020 Annual Meeting Notice
HUNTERDON COUNTY CULTURAL & HERITAGE COMMISSION
Carrie Fellows, Director, Department of Planning & Land Use
Executive Director, Division of Culture & Heritage
Lauren Lembo, Assistant Program Analyst (Grants)
Nancy Hanna, Senior Account Clerk (General Inquiries)
71 Main Street,
Building #3 (Historic Courthouse)
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICE
Office Open: Monday through Friday, 9am to 4:30 pm
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