Monday, June 4th, 2012

Has your non-profit organization ever thought about putting together a local history book?  Once you had the idea, have you thought about funding resources?  Have you wondered how to find a publisher for your project?  Have you thought about the various steps involved in marketing the book?  Is an on-line vendor right for your project?

To answer these questions, and more, the Heritage Commission will present Telling a Story: Tips and Resources for Publishing Local History on June 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

Presenter Jude Pfister, Chief of Cultural Resources for the Morristown National Park, will discuss his experiences publishing The Fords of New Jersey: How to Re-Imagine an Historic Site and The Jacob Ford Jr. Mansion: The Storied History of A New Jersey Home with The History Press.

The president of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum, Marty Kane, will present his experiences publishing A Century of Summers: The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club’s First Hundred Years and two different Lake Hopatcong Then & Now books with Pediment Publishing.

Bonnie Lynn Nadzeika, independent consultant, will offer an introduction to publishing local history with Arcadia Press’s popular Images of America series.  At a panel discussion following the presentations, attendees will be invited to raise specific questions concerning local history publishing.

There is no charge for the program; however, pre-registration is required. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Heritage Commission at [email protected].