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Recent topics have included “Historic Markers, Plaques, and Interpretive Signs,” “Grant Writing 101,” and “Collections Care for the Non-Conservator.”

September 2013 Workshop

Understanding Section 106:

A program for Local Governments, Historic Preservation Organizations, Historical Societies and Historic Register-Listed Property Owners

September 20, 1:00-4:00pm

Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road (Route 24), Morris Township

Does your organization or municipality have a historic site or resource that is on the state and national registers of historic places? Does your organization need to learn how Section 106 pertains to historic sites for which your organization is responsible? Did you know roads, bridges, and archeological sites are included under Section 106? Do you want to avoid headlines such as County Engineering Dept. Goes Rogue – Bridge Closed Indefinitely and Trenton Cadwalader Park Sign Cost $17K, Was Not Approved By Landmarks Commission.

These questions and more will be answered on Friday, September 20, 2013 from 1 – 4 p.m., at the Morris County Cultural Center in Morris Township.  The workshop, sponsored by the Morris County Heritage Commission will address issues surrounding Section 106 and its impact on historic sites.

The afternoon program will feature presenters Jonathan Kinney and Jason Huggan.

Jonathan Kinney is the Senior Historic Preservation Specialist at the SHPO in Trenton. Mr. Kinney will guide workshop participants through the fundamentals of the Section 106 review process.  Mr. Huggan is the Cultural Resources Manager at Picatinny Arsenal and has worked with SHPO on a wide variety of Section 106 projects, including the development of a Real Property Master Plan for Picatinny Arsenal and mitigation projects.

The Heritage Commission is pleased to announce an exhibit on Picatinny Arsenal’s history will be on view at the Cultural Center during the workshop. The exhibit highlights the Arsenal’s history and current historic preservation program.

There is no charge for the workshop, but pre-registration is recommended. Refreshments will be provided.

Online registration is now open at — For more information, please contact Peg Shultz, Heritage Commission Archivist/Acting Director, 973.829.8117 or

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from – if you don’t see it, check your spam folder.

December Best Practices Workshop

The Heritage Commission is pleased to announce it has partnered with the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Historic Trust, and the League of New Jersey Historical Societies to provide a daylong workshop with small museum expert Brian Crockett to constituents in Northern New Jersey. There is no charge to attend the workshop.

Three workshops have been scheduled:

  • December 2 at the Atlantis Country Club, 261 Country Club Road Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08050; 609-296-2444.
  • December 4 at Crabiel Hall, Middlesex County College, Edison.
  • December 6 at the Morris County Cultural Center, 300 Mendham Road, Morristown; 973-829-8117.

We encourage you and your organization to participate in this entertaining and informative program geared to help build the capacity of NJ nonprofit historical organizations and assist with board training.

Workshop starting time will be announced. Registration for the December 6 workshop can be arranged by emailing the Heritage Commission at