Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

The Morris County Heritage Commission History Re-Grant Program has awarded a total of $20,068 in re-grant funding to nine organizations in the county for general operating support and history projects.

Funding for the re-grant program is awarded to the Heritage Commission as a general operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission. The Heritage Commission then re-grants the funds to non-profit organizations in Morris County with collections or programming relating to the history of the county or the state.

The Heritage Commission has received funds for the re-grant program since 2001.

This year, the Boonton Historical Society & Museum received an award of $1,500 for general operating support to cover insurance costs and the Boonton Township Historical Society received $3,667 to assist with insurance and utility bill costs.

The Dover Area Historical society was also awarded funding for general operating support in the amount of $3,554 toward insurance and utility bill costs.

The Heritage Commission also awarded the Glen Alpin Conservancy of Harding Township a total of $2,012 for a website upgrade project and Morristown’s Macculloch Hall was the recipient of a $2,260 grant to cover the purchase of conservation-quality venetian blinds.

The Mountain Lakes Centennial Committee was awarded $1,000 to assist with reproduction and conservation of photographs for the upcoming township centennial celebrations, and the Passaic River Coalition received $2,600 in project grant funding to assist with costs associated with speaker honorariums and printing costs.

The Rockaway Borough Historical Committee was granted $1,275 in project grant funding toward the purchase of computer equipment to expand public outreach programming, and the Washington Township Historical Society was awarded $2,200 toward the purchase of collection management equipment.

More information about the re-grant program or any of the other programs sponsored by the Morris County Heritage Commission may be obtained by calling the Commission at 973-829-8117, by visiting the commission’s Web site, www.MorrisHeritage.net or by e-mail at [email protected].