The mission of the New Jersey Historical Commission is to enrich the lives of the public by preserving the historical record and advancing interest in and awareness of New Jersey's past.
Commission Members
Maxine Lurie, PhD, Chair
Margaret Westfield, R.A.Vice-Chair

Senator Christopher Bateman
Jayne S. Carmody
Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll
Susan P. Coen
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin
Michael Fernandez
Larry Greene, PhD.
Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D.
Richard Veit, Ph.D.
Senator Loretta Weinberg
Joseph S. Weisberg, Ed.D.
B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.

ex-officio members
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno
State Librarian Mary Chute
Dan Saunders
Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168

Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us
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2015 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series

Join the New Jersey Historical Commission and a statewide audience for a timely exploration of current approaches to interpreting the black experience in America at the 35th annual Marion Thompson Wright (MTW) Lecture Series on February 21, 2015 at Rutgers University-Newark’s Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience.  This year’s event is entitled “Curating Black America” and will be held in honor of the memory of Dr. Clement Alexander Price (1945-2014), who co-founded the series in 1981 with the late Giles R. Wright. The 2015 MTW Lecture Series will offer an insightful and wide-ranging discussion around the eagerly anticipated Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington D.C., and feature a lecture by Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s inaugural director.  Further details can be found here.

Dr. Clement Price (1945-2014)

The New Jersey Historical Commission joins other arts, history, and cultural organizations across the state and nation in mourning the passing of Dr. Clement Price. A monumental figure, Dr. Price’s legacy lives on in the knowledge and wisdom he bestowed, the wealth of work left behind, and the countless lives touched over decades. The Historical Commission is forever indebted to his leadership and contributions to New Jersey history, from co-founding the annual Marion Thompson Wright lecture series to enriching the discussion and understanding of the African-American experience. His kindness and humanitarianism will never be forgotten.

2014 New Jersey Historical Commission Award Winners

Every year the New Jersey Historical Commission honors individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to state history. This year’s award winners were recognized at the New Jersey Forum on November 21-22, 2014 at Kean University.
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Understanding Audiences Workshop

The Understanding Audiences workshop was the first in a series of three learning opportunities focusing on engagement. If you were unable to attend the workshop please take a look at the online resources.
Information from the first workshop

More information about the upcoming workshops will be available later this fall.

Telling (untold) Histories

The first unconference in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region that will bring public historians and history organizations together to tackle difficult historical topics with the public. Explore the hows and whys of engaging subjects that challenge our audiences’ expectations and expand our thinking.
For more information visit http://untoldhistories2015.wordpress.com/

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