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New Jersey Council for the Humanities

New Jersey Council for the Humanities At the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, we harness the power of the humanities to strengthen our pluralistic society.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), a nonprofit organization, was established in 1972 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), a nonprofit organization, was established in 1972 as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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New Jersey Orators, Inc. is working to ensure that the stories of the Civil Rights Era are never forgotten. In partnersh...
10/20/2022
Community History Showcase

New Jersey Orators, Inc. is working to ensure that the stories of the Civil Rights Era are never forgotten. In partnership with the National Association of University Women (NAUW) through our Program, NJO high school students are are interviewing “Forever Emeralds” — NAUW members in their 80's and beyond — to document their recollections of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights movements.

Combined with historical research, students worked to create an original oratory depicting each Emerald's story.

Check in on the project at our Community History Showcase next week: https://njhumanities.org/event/community-history-showcase/

Join us for this showcase of projects created by the participants in NJCH’s most recent Community History cohort. This virtual event will give you an opportunity to learn about how each organization built their history projects in consultation with their communities and give insight into the value...

What better way to spend Halloween than to learn about the history behind one of New Jersey’s scariest legends? Join Uni...
10/19/2022

What better way to spend Halloween than to learn about the history behind one of New Jersey’s scariest legends? Join Union College for a special presentation on Jersey Devil folklore by Kean University professor Brian Regal.

“The Political Origins of the New Jersey Devil” will be held on October 31 in conjunction with the “Voices and Votes” exhibition on display at UC through November 18.

The presentation will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the UC Executive Education Center and will also be available virtually at https://livestream.com/ucc-tv/events/10620417.

Regal is Associate Professor for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at Kean University. A prolific writer, presenter, and commentator, Regal is the co-author of the book "The Secret History of the Jersey Devil: How Quakers, Hucksters, and Benjamin Franklin Created a Monster" and author of the book "Searching for Sasquatch: Crackpots, Eggheads and Cryptozoology." He's been featured as an expert for television shows airing on the History Channel, Science Channel, Hulu, and others.

🌊 Did you know? The Cape May Geographic Society, an ecological and conservation group that was active from 1947 to 1991,...
10/18/2022

🌊 Did you know?

The Cape May Geographic Society, an ecological and conservation group that was active from 1947 to 1991, predated the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection by 25 years?

The Greater Cape May Historical Society is now working to digitize and describe the Geographic Society's publications through its participation in our Community History Program.

Ultimately, exhibits will be created that pair information in CMGS publications with historical photographs and other ephemera from their collections, but you can see the Society's work so far at our Community History Showcase next week, from the comfort of your own computer!

https://njhumanities.org/event/community-history-showcase/

At our Board meeting on Friday, the New Jersey Council for Humanities welcomed five new members to our Board of Trustees...
10/17/2022

At our Board meeting on Friday, the New Jersey Council for Humanities welcomed five new members to our Board of Trustees.

Bringing a diverse scope of background and expertise, the new members include: Dr. Denise Coulter of Atlantic Cape Community College, Theresa Jacks of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Dr. Jonathan Mercantini of Kean University, Dr. Rayman Solomon of Rutgers Law School, and Lynne Toye of the New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund.

In addition, Board member Dr. Greg Waters, professor emeritus at Montclair State University, was named chair, with a term beginning November 1.

Please join us in welcoming these outstanding individuals to our board, and read the full announcement here: https://njhumanities.org/five-new-members-join-nj-council-for-the-humanities-board/.

We're thrilled to see this project honored with a NY Emmy! 🏆Research for this film was supported by an NJCH Incubation g...
10/14/2022

We're thrilled to see this project honored with a NY Emmy! 🏆

Research for this film was supported by an NJCH Incubation grant. Congrats to all involved!

Rose Marie McCoy: It’s Gonna Work Out Fine wins a NY Emmy! Read more: https://www.stateoftheartsnj.com/rose-marie-mccoy-its-gonna-work-out-fine-wins-a-ny-emmy/

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Thanks, ArtPride NJ for the  shout-out about our "Voices and Votes" exhibit now open at Union College - NJ! https://artp...
10/14/2022
Celebrate Discovery Jersey Arts, National Arts and Humanities Months This October and Prepare to Vote in November | ArtPride New Jersey

Thanks, ArtPride NJ for the shout-out about our "Voices and Votes" exhibit now open at Union College - NJ!

https://artpridenj.org/blog/celebrate-discovery-jersey-arts-national-arts-and-humanities-months-october-and-prepare-vote

Celebrate Discovery Jersey Arts, National Arts and Humanities Months This October and Prepare to Vote in November October 4 2022 Anne Marie Miller ArtPride Director of Advocacy & Public Policy This month is jam packed with cultural events for all to enjoy during Discover Jersey Arts Month. Be sure t...

And just like that, the Museum on Main Street "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America" exhibit is OPEN at Union College ...
10/12/2022

And just like that, the Museum on Main Street "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America" exhibit is OPEN at Union College - NJ!

This beautiful exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service features photos, video, multimedia interactives, games, and historical objects like campaign souvenirs, voter memorabilia, and protest material.

The college also has a number of fascinating programs scheduled in conjunction with the exhibit. More info at https://njhumanities.org/programs/museum-on-main-street/exhibit/.

Over on Twitter, we're highlighting some of the innovative, interesting, and inspiring efforts of our fellow state human...
10/11/2022

Over on Twitter, we're highlighting some of the innovative, interesting, and inspiring efforts of our fellow state humanities councils that we're enjoying throughout October, National Arts & Humanities Month. In no particular order, today you can find offerings from Virginia Humanities, Georgia Humanities, and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

https://twitter.com/njhumanities/status/1579846004920422401

On this Indigenous People's Day, we encourage you to check out "The Ramapough and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site – Hi...
10/10/2022
Katz Prize

On this Indigenous People's Day, we encourage you to check out "The Ramapough and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site – History, Culture, Education, and Environmental Justice" the multimedia and curriculum development project that was awarded our inaugural Stanley N. Katz Prize for Excellence in Public Humanities.

https://njhumanities.org/about/katz-prize/

This multimedia project to promote environmental justice advocacy and curriculum development on Native American history and contemporary Indigenous land relations was co-created with the Ramapough Lunaape Nation Turtle Clan.

Glad to have supported such a great event celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day at Montclair Art Museum!
10/10/2022

Glad to have supported such a great event celebrating Indigenous Peoples' Day at Montclair Art Museum!

We're celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend at Montclair Art Museum today thru October 10. This NJCH-supported weekend...
10/07/2022

We're celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Weekend at Montclair Art Museum today thru October 10.

This NJCH-supported weekend includes:
📷 a photowalk and studio session with Jeremy Dennis, renowned photographer and member of the Shinnecock Nation on Long Island
🎭 a free-with-museum-admission, open-to-the-public rehearsal of "The Last of James Fenimore Cooper"
🎼 a concert and conversation with Brent Michael Davids, esteemed composer and member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians
🎨 participatory space to learn about Indigenous homelands and contribute your reflections on “home”

https://www.montclairartmuseum.org/events/museum-events/brent-michael-davids-home-lenapehoking

The recording of our "Creating an Outstanding Proposal" workshop yesterday is now up on our Youtube channel. Great info ...
10/07/2022
Creating an Outstanding Proposal

The recording of our "Creating an Outstanding Proposal" workshop yesterday is now up on our Youtube channel. Great info for potential grant applicants, now or in the future.

This hour-long webinar, which explored how to use the narrative and budget to create a compelling grant proposal, is ideal for anyone in the process of apply...

The story of Kea Tawana, a self-taught engineer, artist, and activist who became a national icon in 1980’s Newark, is fe...
10/06/2022
When an Ark Was Built in Newark

The story of Kea Tawana, a self-taught engineer, artist, and activist who became a national icon in 1980’s Newark, is featured in the Fall 2022 issue of "Humanities" magazine, the quarterly publication of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Much of what is known and remembered about Tawana is recorded in "Kea’s Ark," a 2021 documentary film produced by PCK Media, aired by PBS, and funded in part by a grant from NJCH. The film, which has been shown by PBS stations throughout the country, was inspired by a 2016 exhibit organized shortly after Tawana’s death by Gallery Aferro and the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University–Newark that featured records, memorabilia, and art created by Tawana.

Tawana’s work on her Ark, a 3-story, land-bound ship, began in 1982 and continued for years against a tide of resistance from the city’s zoning administration. Despite the vocal support of many local residents and prominent members of the international arts and humanities communities, under order of the City of Newark, Tawana disassembled the work in 1988.

Read about her one-of-a-kind life: ⚓️ https://www.neh.gov/article/when-ark-was-built-newark

For the first few years, the ark was the oddball obsession of the local eccentric, but also a refuge and a symbol of hope in a neighborhood that had been abandoned by the powers that be.

😲 More than 70 history events will be held throughout October in conjunction with Camden County History Month. Incredibl...
10/04/2022

😲 More than 70 history events will be held throughout October in conjunction with Camden County History Month. Incredible depth and diversity in offerings from more than 30 history-related organizations.

Find more info from the The Camden County Historical Society and Camden County History Alliance at https://www.cchsnj.org/history-week.

The RSVPs have been rolling in for our "Creating an Outstanding Proposal" workshop this Thursday! This hour-long webinar...
10/04/2022

The RSVPs have been rolling in for our "Creating an Outstanding Proposal" workshop this Thursday! This hour-long webinar, which will explore how to use the narrative and budget to create a compelling grant proposal, is ideal for anyone in the process of applying for an NJCH grant. 😀

✅ Info & RSVP at https://njhumanities.org/event/creating-an-outstanding-proposal-fall-2022/

“The Ramapough and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site – History, Culture, Education, and Environmental Justice,” was awar...
09/30/2022
Katz Prize

“The Ramapough and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site – History, Culture, Education, and Environmental Justice,” was awarded the inaugural Stanley N. Katz Prize for Excellence in the Public Humanities 🏅 at NJCH’s 50th Anniversary Gala on September 29.

This multimedia project to promote environmental justice advocacy and curriculum development on Native American history and contemporary Indigenous land relations was co-created by Anita Bakshi of Rutgers University and the Ramapough Lunaape Nation Turtle Clan.

In addition, the “Raíces Roots Music Exhibit Series” of Raíces Cultural Center and the Asbury Park African-American Music Project's Digital Museum received honorable mentions!

➡️ Meet the honorees and the prize's namesake at https://njhumanities.org/about/katz-prize/

National Endowment for the Humanities

This multimedia project to promote environmental justice advocacy and curriculum development on Native American history and contemporary Indigenous land relations was co-created with the Ramapough Lunaape Nation Turtle Clan.

Looking forward to this opportunity hosted by the Summit Interfaith Council Anti-Racism Committee at Summit Free Public ...
09/29/2022

Looking forward to this opportunity hosted by the Summit Interfaith Council Anti-Racism Committee at Summit Free Public Library.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid0DBq8FrHGEdsN4d9XdeFYDaRt2AfXoYR5FmCYjCncw3DCk12ANtT4ZCw4q33UjmLwl&id=100610581700637

Join Dr. Karen Gaffney, author of Dismantling the Racism Machine, for a discussion of The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee. This program is hosted by Summit Interfaith Council AntiRacism Committee and Summit Free Public Library and is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Register here: https://summitlibrary.libcal.com/event/9501723?hs=a

Getting set up to celebrate our 50th Anniversary tonight at Morven Museum & Garden! We can't wait to see everyone coming...
09/29/2022

Getting set up to celebrate our 50th Anniversary tonight at Morven Museum & Garden! We can't wait to see everyone coming to make history with us tonight! 🎉

One week ago, our grantee the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center marked the 7th anniversary of the passing of their nam...
09/28/2022
A Yankees legend and Jersey guy leaves a legacy that goes beyond pinstripes

One week ago, our grantee the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center marked the 7th anniversary of the passing of their namesake baseball legend with a great article in NJ.com. A great read about his iconic life and the exciting new directions the museum is heading! ⚾️

It’s been seven years to the day since New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra passed away.

REMINDER 📮A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due this Friday, September 30, for any organization applying for either an Incubat...
09/27/2022

REMINDER 📮

A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due this Friday, September 30, for any organization applying for either an Incubation or an Action Grant in Round 1 of the NJCH 2022-23 Grant Cycle.

For full information on NJCH grants, including types of grants, workshops, how to get started, guidelines, timelines, and more, visit https://njhumanities.org/grants/grants-overview/.

Great project for this community! So glad to see it come to fruition! 📘
09/26/2022

Great project for this community! So glad to see it come to fruition! 📘

We had a great time at Fresh Friday with Willingboro Hands and the Community Foundation of South Jersey earlier this mon...
09/23/2022

We had a great time at Fresh Friday with Willingboro Hands and the Community Foundation of South Jersey earlier this month, alongside some of the Community Scribes from our Democracy and the Informed Citizen Program!

We encourage you to check out the next Fresh Friday event on October 2!

Pictured L to R:

-Dwayne Harris, Willingboro Township Manager
-Valerie Popp, NJCH
-Mika Fields, NJCH Community Scribe and Willingboro Community Development Corporation Project Coordinator
-Samantha Whitfield, Willingboro Township Deputy Mayor
-Kaya McIntosh, Willingboro Township Mayor
-Erik Estrada, Community Foundation of South Jersey

Photo credit: Erik James Montgomery

🖐 Do you think only citizens have a voice in the political process?Itzel Perez Hernandez, an Advocacy Corps organizer wi...
09/23/2022
Presentation: Non-Citizens’ Power in the Democratic Process

🖐 Do you think only citizens have a voice in the political process?

Itzel Perez Hernandez, an Advocacy Corps organizer with the American Friends Service Committee on National Legislation and Brookdale Community College alumna, will give a special presentation on September 27 highlighting the political history of and , and how non-citizens have been and can be powerful actors in our democratic process.

Held in conjunction with our "Voices and Votes" exhibit from Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, open through Oct. 2 at the Monmouth Museum.

Join us in-person or on Zoom: https://njhumanities.org/event/presentation-non-citizens-power-in-the-democratic-process/

Itzel Perez Hernandez, an Advocacy Corps organizer with the American Friends Service Committee on National Legislation and Brookdale Community College alumna, will give a special presentation on September 27 highlighting the political history of DACA and Advance Parole, and how non-citizens have bee...

REMINDER 📮A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due September 30 for any organization applying for either an Incubation or an Acti...
09/22/2022

REMINDER 📮

A Letter of Intent (LOI) is due September 30 for any organization applying for either an Incubation or an Action Grant in Round 1 of the NJCH 2022-23 Grant Cycle. For full information on NJCH grants, including types of grants, workshops, how to get started, guidelines, timelines, and more, visit https://njhumanities.org/grants/grants-overview/.

Please note that LOIs are accepted and approved on a rolling basis throughout the LOI period. We recommend submitting early! 🙂

Not as well known as some of his fellow Revolutionary-era Renaissance men, NJ's own Francis Hopkinson was an original si...
09/21/2022
Beneath a Weeping Willow's Shade by Francis Hopkinson

Not as well known as some of his fellow Revolutionary-era Renaissance men, NJ's own Francis Hopkinson was an original signer of the Declaration of Independence as well as an inventor, designer, poet, musician, and composer.

Thanks to John Burkhalter of the Practitioners of Musick for recommending this Hopkinson composition for our NJ .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBNn47JjsXM&list=PLBpbaaO_EDITnyKauy5nZP6xVLXnLhyvY

Performed by Carolina Pro Musica. Recorded at Handel's House. Mayfair. London 12 June 2005

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors helping to make our September 29 Gala an unforgettable celebration of our firs...
09/20/2022

Thank you to all of the generous sponsors helping to make our September 29 Gala an unforgettable celebration of our first 50 years! ✨

If you haven't reserved your seats, limited tickets remain. Sales end Thursday, Sept. 22!

https://njhumanities.org/50th-anniversary-gala/

Kick off your weekend with some Rapper's Delight, courtesy of . Yes, that’s right, hip hop’s first commercial hit from 1...
09/16/2022
The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Official Video)

Kick off your weekend with some Rapper's Delight, courtesy of .

Yes, that’s right, hip hop’s first commercial hit from 1979 has New Jersey roots. Trailblazers Mike Wright (Wonder Mike), Henry Jackson (Big Bank Hank), and Guy O’Brien (Master Gee) of The Sugarhill Gang all hailed from Englewood.

https://njhumanities.org/summer-playlist/

Official video for The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight.Rapper’s Delight was the first single released on Sugarhill Records on 16th September 1979. The reco...

Inspired by Desmond Tutu’s quote, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together,” the Untold Stor...
09/16/2022

Inspired by Desmond Tutu’s quote, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together,” the Untold Stories of Storied People Project from NJCH grantee Storytelling Arts is engaging nine storytellers from Jersey City, New Brunswick, Morristown, and Trenton in a 12-month project to develop and share the untold stories that define and contextualize their lives.

This will be an amazing event, and we hope to see you there.

Excited to hear our Executive Director Carin Berkowitz and many other leading voices from the  community!
09/15/2022

Excited to hear our Executive Director Carin Berkowitz and many other leading voices from the community!

Take a  and check out this reading recommendation from our very own Operations Manager Colleen Tryner!  👓https://njhuman...
09/15/2022
Humanities Moment: NJCH Operations Manager Colleen Tryner

Take a and check out this reading recommendation from our very own Operations Manager Colleen Tryner! 👓

https://njhumanities.org/humanities-moment-colleen-tryner/

Humanities Moment: NJCH Operations Manager Colleen Tryner September 9, 2022 Colleen Tryner Current city/town: Merchantville, NJ Title/Affiliation: Operations Manager, New Jersey Council for the Humanities   What's the last page-turner biography you read? What podcasts are keeping you going during t...

Our Community History Program is in the spotlight! 🌟Our own Gigi Naglak will be sharing her expertise and showcasing thi...
09/14/2022

Our Community History Program is in the spotlight! 🌟

Our own Gigi Naglak will be sharing her expertise and showcasing this great program as part of a panel on "Community Based Exhibition and Program Design" at the American Association for State and Local History 2022 Annual Conference!

The conference starts today, and Gigi's panel is Friday. Also on the panel will be some terrific colleagues from the Washington State Historical Society and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.

Thanks to Neal and Melissa from Jazz House Kids 🎶 for recommending this super-smooth addition to our NJ  from North Plai...
09/14/2022
Waltz For Debby

Thanks to Neal and Melissa from Jazz House Kids 🎶 for recommending this super-smooth addition to our NJ from North Plainfield native Bill Evans, often regarded as one of the most influential pianists in jazz history. 🎹

https://njhumanities.org/summer-playlist/

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music GroupWaltz For Debby · Cannonball Adderley · Bill EvansKnow What I Mean? (Original Jazz Classics Remasters)℗ 2011 Conc...

The American Association for State and Local History and Stopping Stones are looking for feedback from history organizat...
09/13/2022

The American Association for State and Local History and Stopping Stones are looking for feedback from history organizations about a possible mini-grant program to commemorate individuals who were enslaved. The very brief survey is open through Sept 23.

📌 Help our fellow humanities organizations and take a few minutes to complete it!

https://www.facebook.com/AASLH/posts/pfbid02Aatj3qYZ19xrEQivhdbFdkhjY7wWSQxp1U7Znwui6B1ambZgGzkhXC4izGwXm7n8l

AASLH is exploring a possible mini-grant program with Stopping Stones, an organization that creates small memorials that commemorate individuals who were enslaved locally. Under the proposed program, history organizations could apply for a grant to install a Stopping Stone in their community and to organize a public commemoration event. Please respond to this brief survey to help us determine how many organizations are interested: www.surveymonkey.com/r/RR7GPYM

An ingenious and affecting exhibit commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, the genocidal artificial famine ...
09/13/2022

An ingenious and affecting exhibit commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, the genocidal artificial famine of 1932-1933, opens at the Ukrainian History and Education Center on September 25.

"Ukraine 1933: A Cookbook," a series of linocuts created by Mykola Bondarenko, depicts the unbelievable "menu" upon which the survivors of the Holodomor subsisted.

Learn more, view a sampling of the exhibit, and register for the opening event at https://www.ukrhec.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D185

Reminder: Applications for our Community History Program Fall Cohort are due TOMORROW, September 13! 😲Organizations or g...
09/12/2022
Community History

Reminder: Applications for our Community History Program Fall Cohort are due TOMORROW, September 13! 😲

Organizations or groups that are interested in incorporating history into their programming but have little experience and no professional historians on staff to do so are ideal applicants!
Each participating organization will receive an award of $4,000 to defray the cost of participation and to support the development of their project.

Full details: https://njhumanities.org/programs/community-history/

PROGRAMS COMMUNITY HISTORY Community History participants work closely with their communities to learn about and share untold stories from those communities. Participants receive instruction on public history practices, develop projects in a collaborative environment, and receive funding from NJCH t...

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In this way, if the motto of the John Templeton Foundation, based on the vision of its founder, Sir John Templeton, indicates "a profound respect for learning, a belief in the centrality of spiritual life and an a higher purpose beyond profit for profit’s sake", I can't help but register the disappointment and the indignation with the suspension of research funding from the John Templeton Foundation in the fields of Theology and Philosophy, considering that it would be understandable even if there was a reduction in investment of these areas, but its total interruption in this cycle is inexplicable, especially if the value attributed by the founder of the institution is taken into account, Sir John Templeton, considering that it is unnecessary to underline the importance for society and the world of the content of academic-scientific production in the fields in question, namely, Theology and Philosophy.

Thank You The Jewish Standard for promoting the humanities scholarship of the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey with Dr. Rafael Medoff, and the upcoming event at the Art Factory in Paterson, NJ on Sunday, November 3. Reception at 2:00pm, lecture and program at 3:00 pm. The lecture is free. The reception is $25.00 per person. Park in the Market Street lot across from the Paterson Museum and take a trolley ride to the Art Factory.
News Flash!! We are excited to share the FIRST DRAFT of the Exhibitor List for the 2019 Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair! Although it is not finalized (there may yet be changes in the next few days), we have it on good authority that the fair committee is hard at work planning the placement of groups for this year's ! This first draft gives a good idea of where the 145+ registered exhibitors (with 550+ individual participants) will be located on fair day. It is a BIG list that represents over 500 years of diverse NJ history presented by groups and living history professionals from across the state as well as NY, PA, DE, CT and MD! Truly, something to interest every history lover. A HUGE THANK YOU to all of them for both their participation and “Jersey Spirit” - there wouldn't be a fair without them! Come celebrate NJ's diverse story with them by coming to in Manalapan on September 14th between 11 am - 5pm for a day of history fun. More to come soon so stay tuned... For more information/updates follow/like Spirit of the Jerseys - State History Fair and/or our event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/516837692156408/
We are happy to announce that the date and location of the 2019 SPIRIT of the JERSEYS ~ State History Fair has been scheduled! Make sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019 when the Fair will once again be held at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ.

There are two major changes to the 2019 Fair. 1) The History Fair is now a FALL EVENT to be held in SEPTEMBER, and 2) There WILL BE a RAIN DATE the following day, Sunday, September 15, 2019.

There are many varied programs on tap which include (but are not limited to) scheduled talks with historic figures such as George Washington, Amelia Earhart, Teddy Roosevelt and Hercules (enslaved chef to Washington household) and the chance to interact with them personally throughout the day, musical performances of WWI-era and sea/pirate shanties, Lenni Lenape foodways and life, children's military drills and demonstrations, 19th-century baseball games, 18th-century ice cream making, games and toys to try, military encampments, try-your-hand-at-plowing, a flea circus, a talk on late-19th- and early-20th-century heiresses who married into European royalty, colonial brewing and a continuous 20th-century army radio show just to name a few!

Help us spread the word about this wonderful, family-friendly, state-wide celebration of 500 years of New Jersey history! Admission is free but there is a suggested $10 per car parking donation.

Let us know if you plan to attend or are interested in coming and DO share this event to your pages. We hope to see everyone there in September! WE'RE BACK!!!
In early June 1919 the long uphill contentious struggle to secure the vote for women received an important win - both chambers of Congress passed the 19th amendment. It was ratified into the Constitution the following year after receiving approval by 3/4 of the country’s 48 state legislatures. At last women won the right to vote and officially participate in our country’s democratic process. But they had been integral participating members of society all along which is why generations of women fought hard for suffrage equality. This year the Spirit of the Jerseys recognizes that centennial win as well as the many contributions, milestones and everyday “participation” of women. Come learn about New Jersey native Alice Paul and her unwavering dedication to secure the vote. She will be joined by other notable women such as Amelia Earhart (pioneer aviator and a staunch equal rights activist), Alice Ramsey (the first woman - a “Jersey Girl” from Hackensack - to drive across the country in 1908), Molly Pitcher (the heroine of the Battle of Monmouth) and other women - sung and unsung - who worked hard and contributed in so many ways - large and small - to the broader New Jersey story. Visit www.njhistoryfair.com to explore the current list of participating exhibitors, special features and historic figures for 2019. And don’t forget to mark the date - Saturday, September 14 (rain date Sunday the 15th) from 11 am - 5 pm at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ. Come prepared to meet and learn about some of the historic women of Jersey!
RAVE ON! TODAY!
(The music of BUDDY HOLLY & ROY ORBISON)

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26th
5pm-7pm
Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission Summer Concert Series - Oxford, NJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=782U2VE4urs
http://www.wcchc.org/index.html
Please join us tomorrow for this wonderful workshop with Dr. Abigail Perkiss, supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and its Public Scholars Program.

So many wonderful and valuable stories to share that connect so many people and families throughout the region to the Roebling legacy...

Saturday, August 25th @ 1pm @ Roebling Museum
RoeblingMuseum.org/events
609-499-7200
RAVE ON!
(Featuring the music of BUDDY HOLLY & ROY ORBISON)
SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
5pm-7pm
Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission Summer Concert Series - Oxford, NJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=782U2VE4urs
http://www.wcchc.org/index.html
Just returned from a performance tour and collaborative concerts in Venice and Padua. Wish you all could have joined in the celebration of the arts between American and Italy.
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New Jersey Division of Elections New Jersey Economic Development Authority NJ Business Action Center NJ Division of Taxation Trenton Anti-Violence Coalition The Father Center of New Jersey Mercer County VIP Program New Jersey State Senate New Jersey Assembly Democrats NJ Assembly GOP New Jersey Senate Democrats New Jersey Senate New Jersey State Police New Jersey State Police Foundation Academy Charter School