New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) Announces FY 2019 Project Grant Workshops

The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) has announced two workshops for prospective applicants for its Fiscal Year 2019 Project Grant round. The workshops will offer both an instructive and free-flowing presentation/discussion on the Project Grant program (i.e. project types, eligibility, etc.) and a hands-on demonstration of the application process through the System for Administering Grants Electronically (SAGE).

History Day Judges Needed!

Hello all and Happy Monday!

New Jersey National History Day is still in need of judges for its Monmouth University and Seton Hall regional competitions. Pls see below note from History Day for more info-- and thank you in advance for helping us mentor a new generation of critical thinkers!

Greetings potential Judges of 2018 NJ History Day,

*Deadline extended* Poster Session - 2018 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference

The 2018 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference invites new professionals, undergraduates, and graduate students to submit proposals for the 3rd annual Poster Session to be held June 8, 2018, as part of the annual conference. The conference will take place at Passaic County Community College in Paterson. The deadline for proposals has been extended to Monday April 30, 2018.

2018 Paul A. Stellhorn Award

The 2018 Paul A. Stellhorn Undergraduate New Jersey History Award

The Stellhorn Award recognizes excellence in undergraduate writing about New Jersey history.  It commemorates the career of an outstanding and much-loved historian of New Jersey, the late Paul A. Stellhorn.


Call for Nominations

The New Jersey authors’ awards were instituted in 1994 to encourage and celebrate books about New Jersey.  Awards are considered for works in five, non-fiction categories:

               edited works        




                reproduction of primary resources

Spring Historic Preservation Workshops

Now that Groundhog Day and the Super Bowl are behind us, spring cannot far behind--even if the groundhog did see his shadow. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden will be offering three historic preservation workshops, beginning March 10. Registration is open now. Whether you are interested in learning about preservation at the local level, how to fix up your old home, or how to preserve and interpret historical landscapes, we have something for you!

Winter 2018 NJ Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal

The New Jersey Historical Commission, Rutgers University Libraries, and Monmouth University are proud to announce that the latest edition of the peer-reviewed New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (NJS) is now available online. Free access to all content is available at: http://njs.libraries.rutgers.edu.

New Jersey Apprenticeship Documents?

I am looking for any extant records of apprenticeship indentures in New Jersey in the early- to mid-19th century - specifically, I am trying to track down any record of Thomas Mundy Peterson's apprenticeship to Ezra Mundy of Metuchen (then Woodbridge). Peterson mentioned he had served such an apprenticeship in an undated newspaper interview but gave no details. It would have been after the Petersons moved to Perth Amboy in 1828. Peterson was born in 1824. I am not sure what the average age a boy would be appenticed, but that would narrow down the time period.

Last Call: Register for Spring Historic Preservation Classes

Last Call for Spring 2018 Historic Preservation Classes!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities spring continuing education classes begin next week. Come join the fun as we learn about how to better advocate for and preserve the historic fabric of our built environment to create stronger, more vibrant communities.

This program is provided in partnership with the New Jersey Historic Trust



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