1772 Foundation grant applications now available

The 1772 Foundation, in cooperation with the New Jersey Historic Trust, offers Capital Preservation Grants, up to $15,000, available to nonprofit organizations for repair and restoration projects. The grants require a one-to-one match from the grant recipient.

Eligible applicants must have a 501(c)3 IRS designation. Schools and religious congregations are not eligible to apply.

Building a Place for History: 50th Anniversary Tours

The Friends of New Jersey Heritage and the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage are hosting a festive day in honor of the creation of the New Jersey Historic Trust, New Historical Commission and New Jersey Historic Sites Council in 1967. 

Building a Place for History: 50th Anniversary includes two great tour opportunities:

Princeton Students Receive Awards for Scholarship

A present and a former Princeton University student have received the 2016 Paul A. Stellhorn Undergraduate New Jersey History Award, which recognizes outstanding undergraduate scholarship about a subject in the state’s history:

Term or Seminar Paper

Katharine Reed, Annapolis, Maryland, “Arthur Horton’s Fight against Coeducation at Princeton:  An Unsuccessful but Crucial Battle.”

Senior Thesis

Re: J. L. Bell blog post on Molly Pitcher

Thanks, John, for introducing me to J. L. Bell's very interesting blog.

Another recent one (July 6, 2016) deals with the reputation of another New Jersey Revolutionary War figure: Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence:
https://boston1775.blogspot.com/2016/07/taking-stock-of-richard-stockton...

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