Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

The Morris County Heritage Commission has awarded a total of $20,044 in re-grant funding to seven county organizations for General Operating Support and history projects through its history re-grant program.

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

The Heritage Commission has been awarded GOS funds for the re-grant program from the New Jersey Historical Commission since 2001.

In the 2011 re-grant round, the Boonton Township Historical Society received $2,830 for General Operating Support to assist the organization with insurance costs.

The Chatham Historical Society was awarded $3,142 to purchase an archival quality storage cabinet, and Macculloch Hall in Morristown is the recipient of a $2,485 grant to cover the purchase of a museum quality vacuum cleaner to help maintain its decorative arts and textile collections.

The organization Preserve Greystone was awarded $1,650 to purchase computer equipment to expand its public outreach programming, and the Rockaway Borough Historical Committee received $2,322 to support its local historic site marker program.

The Washington Township Historical Society was awarded $2,615 to be used for UV protective window shades for the museum, while the Washington Township Historic Preservation Commission received $5,000 for a consultant to prepare historic district guidelines for the Township.

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 Heritage Commission website at www.MorrisHeritage.net or by email at [email protected]