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NJ Studies Academic Alliance - presentations by teacher and student award winners

The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance will welcome their 2018 winners of the Teaching Award, Robert N. Schulte, and the Paul A. Stellhorn Awards for Term/Seminar Paper, Caleb Dagnall, and Senior Thesis, E. Rosie Driscoll, who will discuss their projects on Thursday, April 11th. The presentations begin at 4:15pm in the Pane Room of Alexander Library, Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Re: Hearth Video for Exhibit

Hi Deb,

The Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM) is working on an initiative to film short clips of process-oriented historic activities, trades, and crafts. There is also a Foodways group within ALHFAM that may be able to help; look at alhfam.org, or contact me offline; until June I'm one of the ALHFAM Mid-Atlantic Regional Representatives.


Carrie Fellows
Executive Director, Hunterdon County Cultural &Heritage Commission

Learn Skills for Inclusive Storytelling at Telling Untold Histories Unconference - April 26, 2019

The 5th annual Telling Untold Histories Unconference will take place on April 26, 2019 at Rutgers University-Newark. Public historians, museum professionals, educators, librarians, archivists, artists, students and community members will come together to discuss how to make the history we tell in public more inclusive of the diversity of our communities past and present.

Hearth Video for Exhibit

Good morning,

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is creating a new permanent exhibit, Working the Land: Life, Family & Change in Early 1800s New Jersey.  We have many changing exhibits, but this is the first permanent installation at METC since 1997.  We are looking for a short 20-30 second video of someone using a hearth from the mid 1800s!  You would think it would be easy to find, but not so much!!  We have tried a few but they are either too early, too late or just not the right image.  Any leads or suggestions would be very helpful!