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NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

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

Creating a Truly Inclusive Museum

What is Diversity?
More and more funders are asking you to serve diverse audiences and to be responsive to your community, but what does that mean? Join Gretchen Sullivan Sorin for this hands-on workshop that will provide you with useful resources for offering more inclusive programming.

The workshop will provide a broad overview on what diversity means, offer successful examples of how other museums are working to serve broader audiences, and help you to feel more comfortable talking about diversity.

The workshop will be held at an accessible site. If you are in need of assistive devices or require and other assistance, please contact Jan Field at (609) 984-0954 or you may email at:


February 10, 2017
(snow date February 17, 2017)
9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Ocean County Library, Bishop Building
101 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

NOTE: The Bishop Building is the red brick building located right next to the library.

February 24, 2017
(snow date March 8, 2017)
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cranford Community Center
220 Walnut Street
Cranford, NJ 07016

Please note that filling out this form does NOT complete your registration, you must send a check payable to: Treasurer, State of New Jersey to:

New Jersey Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625-0305
Attn: Jan Field – Diversity Workshop

First Name
Last Name
Street Address
Zip Code
Email Address
Organization Name
Friday, February 10, 2017
(Snow date: February 17, 2017)
Ocean County Library, Bishop Building
Friday, February 24, 2017
(Snow date: March 8, 2017)
Cranford Community Center



Cancellations must be received in writing via email by the close of business three (3) days before the workshop is scheduled. Registrants who do not inform the Commission of their cancellation by this timeline will be held responsible for payment even if they do not attend. You must contact Jan Field at: to cancel your registration.


Valuable resources for workshop attendees:

The Racial Makeup of every block in New Jersey

Association of Art Museum Directors Next Practices in Diversity and Inclusion

Diverse and Divided: Minorities find suburbs offer no escape from bias

US Cultural Live Attendance on a Downward Trend

The New Jersey Historical Commission is pleased to partner with the
New Jersey Historic Trust, Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission and
the Union County Office of Culture and Heritage Affairs to provide
these learning opportunities.

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