Monday, December 28th, 2009

The Morris County Heritage Commission History Re-Grant Program has awarded a total of $17,327 in re-grant funding to eight organizations in the county for general operating support and history projects.

Funding for the re-grant program is awarded to the 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 based in Morris County with collections or programming relating to the history of the county or the state.

The Boonton Holmes Public Library received an award of $1,000 for a photograph archival project, and the Chester Library received $2,500 for an Observer Tribune newspaper digitization project.

The Rockaway Borough Library was awarded $3,027 toward restoration and preservation of town founder Stephen J. Jackson’s portrait.

The Heritage Commission awarded the Morris County Historical Society $1,500 for textile exhibit materials, while the Kinnelon Historical Society received $1,500 to continue the conservation and preservation of the Scoville photograph collection.

The Washington Township Historical Society was awarded $2,000 for archival storage and collections inventory and management materials.

The Township of Roxbury Historic Advisory Committee was awarded a grant of $4,500 for a consultant to prepare a historic district nomination to the Federal and State Registers of Historic Places, and Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown was awarded $1,300.00 for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance equipment.

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

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 its Web site, ; or by e-mailing the commission at [email protected]