Friday, February 6th, 2009

The Morris County Heritage Commission History Re-Grant Program has awarded a total of $21,000 in grants to 11 organizations in the county for general operating support and for various history projects.

Funding for the program comes from the New Jersey Historical Commission to the Heritage Commission, which then re-grants the money to Morris County-based, non-profit organizations with collections or programs related to Morris County or New Jersey history.

The re-grant program brings state funds within reach for smaller organizations, enhancing their ability to preserve and exhibit collections, offer programs and provide Morris County citizens greater access to local history.

Groups receiving funds were the Boonton Township Historical Society, which received $1,825 for general operating support; the Dover Area Historical Society, which received $3,650 for general operating support; the Morris County Historical Society, which received $1,015 for materials for a textile exhibit; the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison, which received $2,808 for textile conservation and preservation; the Presbyterian Church of Flanders, which received $1,490 for records conservation; and the Kinnelon Historical Society, which received $1,500 for the preservation of photographic materials.

Also receiving grants were the Roxbury Public Library, which received $1,900 to preserve photographic materials; the Morris School District – Washington Valley Community Association, which received $1,295 for interpretive signage for the Schoolhouse; the Roxbury Historic Trust, which received $2,750 to develop an ADA architectural plan; the Washington Township Historical Society, which received $1,900for archival storage and a collections inventory; and Macculloch Hall in Morristown, which received $1,454 for brochure printing.

The Heritage Commission has received general operating support for this program from the New Jersey Historical Commission since 2001.

More information about the re-grant program and other programs sponsored by the Morris County Heritage Commission may be obtained by calling 973-829-8117, visiting MorrisHeritage.org or via e-mail at [email protected]