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, Ph.D., 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, Ph.D.
Joseph E. Salvatore, M.D.
Richard Veit, Ph.D.
Senator Loretta Weinberg
B. Michael Zuckerman, Ph.D.

ex-officio members
Tahesha Way, Secretary of State-designee
State Librarian Mary Chute
Katherine Marcopul, Ph.D.
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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Public Notice

This notice officially advises the public that the New Jersey Historical Commission will hold its next meeting on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at 33 West State Street, 4th floor conference room in Trenton.

This notice is made pursuant to the Open Public Meeting Act (Chapter 231, P.L. 1975).

New Jersey Historical Commission News & Headlines

Crossroads of the American Revolution Selected as Not-For-Profit Partner for New Jersey’s 250th Anniversary of the United States Commemoration Efforts

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area will join the New Jersey Historical Commission in planning for 250th Anniversary of the U.S. in 2026

NJ Historical Commission and NJ Studies Academic Alliance Announce 2018 Award Recipients

Read about all the award winners and their contributions to NJ history.

Historical Commission Members Receive 2018 AASLH Award

NJ Historical Commission Chair, Maxine Lurie, and Commission Member, Richard Veit, receive 2018 AASLH Leadership in History Award of Merit for their publication Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State.

New Jersey’s WWI “Bells of Peace” on Armistice Centennial

On November 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. New Jersey will join in a nationwide bell-tolling to honor the 116,516 American men and women who died in WWI.

Announcing a New Guide to New Jersey Field Trips in History and Social Studies

Attention New Jersey educators! NJHC is now offering a free, comprehensive guide to New Jersey’s field trips in history and social studies.


Cover image courtesy of Dr. Joseph E. Salvatore

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