Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

The 25 historic sites funded this year under the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund are now available for viewing on the Preservation Trust Web site, www.MorrisPreservation.com.

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders in June approved spending $2.1 million from the trust fund to help preserve 25 historic sites in 17 municipalities.

The freeholders approved the grants based upon the recommendation of the county’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund Review Board.

Of the grants approved, 16 were for construction or restoration projects and 9 grants were non-construction projects, which may include acquisition and the development of plans for preservation.

Among the sites receiving grants and which may be viewed on the Preservation Trust Web site, www.MorrisPreservation.com, are the Oscar A. Kincaid Home of History in Boonton Township; the Ralston Cider Mill in Mendham Township; the Montville Schoolhouse; the Millington Schoolhouse in Long Hill Township; and the Glenburn House in Riverdale.

More information about the Historic Preservation Trust Fund may be obtained by calling Ray Chang at the Morris County Department of Planning, Development and Technology at (973) 829-8120.