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2016 Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards at the Historic "Church on the Green" May 5th

In celebration of National Preservation Month 2016, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III invites the public to the 2016 Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards to be held next Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 pm in the historic 1791 “Church on the Green,” the First Reformed Church of Hackensack, 42 Court Street, Hackensack, opposite the Bergen County Court House.

Kathleen Galop presents "Jacqueline Kennedy's Historic Preservation Legacy" May 10 in Flemington

Historian Kathleen Galop celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Historic Preservation Act with a talk, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Historic Preservation Legacy, at the Historic Courthouse, 71 Main Street, Flemington on May 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm. The talk, hosted by the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, is made possible through funds from the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program is free and open to the public.


Morven, home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and to five New Jersey governors, is looking for enthusiastic volunteer tour guides (a.k.a. docents) with a passion for history and/or museums. An integral part of our day-to-day operations, our volunteers give lively tours of the museum’s first floor galleries, presenting highlights from Morven’s rich past to visitors of all ages.

Volunteering at Morven is a great way to learn more about the history of New Jersey, meet new people, and participate in the stewardship of a National Historic Landmark.

User Experience for Public Historians Workshop, Registration Deadline May 6

Public History Boot Camp: User Experience for Public Historians

Register by May 6!

At its core, User Experience (UX) is how your audience feels about using a product, system, or service, whether you’re designing a website, an exhibit, or a toaster. How can you make something useful, easy to use, and enjoyable? How do you know if your target audience is having a good or bad experience?

Lecture at Morristown National Historical Historical Park: May 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

From Anne DeGraaf,
Morristown National Historical Park News

Morristown, NJ – As part of its 2016 National Park Service Centennial celebration, the National Park Service welcomes New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author Nathaniel Philbrick to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum for an illustrated talk on his book, Valiant Ambition.

The talk will be at 7:00 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum at 30 Washington Place, Morristown, New Jersey. Admission to the program is free. Book sales and signing will follow the program.