Posted Monday, March 26th, 2018

NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 4 P.M. ON APRIL 12

The state Department of Environmental Protection is seeking nominations for its 28th annual New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Program, which acknowledges the dedication of those whose work to advance historic preservation from Morris County and across the entire state.

Photo of the Museum of Early Crafts and Trades in Madison, which has been awarded county trust fund grants for historic preservation purposes

The Museum of Early Crafts and Trades in Madison is one one many historic buildings in Morris County undergoing historic preservation

Recipients will be honored on June 7 during the 28th Annual New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards program to be held this year at the the Hamilton Club of Passaic County Community College in Paterson.

This program honors important contributions to the preservation of New Jersey’s historic and archaeological resources, as well as pioneering efforts in sustainability, historic preservation education, interpretive programs, and planning to preserve historic and archaeological resources.

“By preserving our past, we are ensuring that future generations will be able to better understand and appreciate our state’s important contributions to the development of the nation,” said DEP Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. “We look forward to honoring the many projects being done in communities across the state to preserve priceless pieces of New Jersey’s legacy.”

photo of the Dr. The Dr. Condict House in Dover also is a target of preservationists in Morris County

The Dr. Condict House in Dover also is a target of preservationists in Morris County

For a downloadable 2018 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards application and other information from the DEP’s Historic Preservation Office, visit www.nj.gov/dep/hpo/Nominations must be submitted by 4 p.m. on April 12.

A team of historic preservation professionals will judge the nominations in several categories, including contributions to the advancement of historic preservation; innovative documentation of historic resources that contribute to our knowledge of the past; and pioneering efforts to preserve communities, buildings, archaeological sites and other types of historic resources.

The DEP’s Historic Preservation Office provides expertise in a variety of fields essential to preserving historic resources. The office comprises staff historians, researchers, planners, architects, engineers and archaeologists, and responds to more than 40,000 calls per year from people working to preserve, protect and promote New Jersey’s historic resources.

The state lists more than 51,000 sites on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, ranging from some that are very well known to others that preserve lesser-known facets of the state’s history.

For more information on historic preservation in Morris County, visit: https://planning.morriscountynj.gov/divisions/prestrust/historic/