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Key Reminders - NJ Historical Commission's FY18 Project Grant Round

Friends of New Jersey History:

A reminder of some important dates and deadlines ahead of the New Jersey Historical Commission’s (NJHC) upcoming  FY 2018 Project Grant round. The Declaration of Intent (DOI) to Apply is March 21, 2017 (no later than 3 pm). Full applications will be due on April 21, 2017 (no later than 3pm).


Workshops Available

Looking for Middlesex County Jury Records, 1870 - 1884+

As part of my research into Thomas Mundy Peterson (first African-American to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment), I am exploring some of the lesser-known aspects of his post-vote civic life.

In the program printed on the occasion of the City of Perth Amboy presenting him with the "voting medal" in 1884, he is described as having "been summoned to serve as a juror in the county courts." This has been often repeated in subsequent accounts of his life, but not with any detail beyond that simple statement.

March 2 Lecture by Richard Veit: Searching for the Lighthouse Fort and the Refugee Town on Sandy Hook: A Story of Archeological Research

The current exhibition at the museum of the Monmouth County Historical Association is entitled Hartshorne: Eight Generations and Their Highlands Estate Called Portland. It tells the story of this remarkable Monmouth County family and their historic property from the 1660s to the mid-20th century. At its maximum extent, the Portland estate encompassed more than 2,400 acres, including all of the Highlands of the Navesink plus Sandy Hook. Few families in New Jersey have placed so much of their history as seen through documents and artifacts in the public domain.

New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) - FEBRUARY 2017 NEWSLETTER

Friends of New Jersey History:

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is pleased to present its February 2017 Newsletter.  Inside you’ll find information on:

  • DiscoverNJHistory.org
  • NJHC’s FY2018 Project Grant Round
  • NJHC/NJHT Statewide Workshops
  • Coming Soon: The NJ WW1 Road Show

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NJHC February 2017 Newsletter