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.nj.gov
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Historical Commission Staff Attends
The 58th Annual New York Emmy Awards

New Jersey Historical Commission Director Sara Cureton and Image Coordinator Cristen Piatnochka joined other members of the creative team for the successful It Happened Here: New Jersey video series at the 58th Annual New York Emmy Awards at The Marriott Marquis – Times Square on May 2, 2015. The New Jersey history initiative was nominated for a New York Emmy Award® in the “Nostalgia Program” category.
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NJ History and
Historic Preservation Conference

The New Jersey Historical Commission is pleased to continue its co-sponsorship with the New Jersey Historic Trust and New Jersey Historic Preservation to present New Perspectives on the Past. The two-day conference will be offered on June 3 - 4, 2015 at the Mount Laurel Hotel.

On June 3rd New Jersey State Senator Diane Allen will host the opening reception which will feature guest speaker Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI Art Crime Team and author of Priceless. Founder of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum and author Ruth Abram will offer the morning plenary on June 4th. For more conference details, visit the www.njpreservationconference.org.

Discover What's New In New Jersey

In recognition of the significant contributions and research of historians who advance New Jersey scholarship, the New Jersey Historical Commission is pleased to offer “New in New Jersey,” a program that explores new research and promotes and preserves our history.

From the Battle of Trenton that revived the American cause to the record number of engagements within its borders, New Jersey proudly earns its nickname as the Crossroads of the American Revolution.

The Commission, in partnership with The 1759 Vought House, a Revolutionary War Loyalist Homestead, proudly present The American Revolution on the Home Front at Clinton Township Middle School on May 30, 2015.
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Best Practices for Nonprofit History Organizations Audience Workshop Resources

The New Jersey Historical Commission and the New Jersey Historic Trust are presenting a series of three workshops devoted to audience engagement. In September the first workshop with Max von Balgooy was offered, and the second with Catherine Fukushima and Robert Kiihne in March. We are happy to offer the workshop materials and resources here. The next workshop on using social media to engage audiences will be offered in winter 2016.

Remembering Henry N. Drewry

The New Jersey Historical Commission remembers the lasting legacy of Henry N. Drewry, who recently passed away at the age of 90. As the Commission’s first African-American member and its chairman from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980’s, his leadership and academic contributions as a pioneering educator at Princeton University left an indelible mark on the state’s history community.

In addition to guiding the Commission in the creation of the nation’s first state-sponsored African-American history program in New Jersey, Henry was an accomplished author and unwavering advocate for history as a member of numerous boards and other public entities. His life and work on behalf of New Jersey will never be forgotten.

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.

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