The Historic Village at Allaire will receive more than $10,000 from the state Historical Commission to fund the living history museum’s programs.
will receive $10,399 from the commission. That money will go to offset the cost of the village’s historical programs, said Allaire Executive Director Sharon Avale.
“It goes into our operating budget,’’ Avale said. “We’ll use it for costuming or for our school tours or for any of the programs. Every little bit helps.’’
Allaire was among 75 historical organizations around the state to receive grants totaling $2,332,659 — the most money ever awarded by the state Historical Commission. The commission announced the awards Tuesday.
Organizations that received general operating support funding in 2011 offered on- and off-site programs to more than 2.3 million people and supported nearly 600 full and part-time jobs statewide, according to a release from the historical commission.
The NJ Historical Commission’s grant programs are determined through an independent, third-party peer review process. General operating support funding is made possible by a portion of the revenue produced by the state’s hotel/motel Tax legislation, the release says.
Two other organizations received funding in Monmouth County. The Historical Society of Ocean Grove was awarded $6,639 and the Monmouth County Historical Association received $84,350, according to the release.
“This financial support reaffirms our commitment to New Jersey’s historical organizations and their important programs,” Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, who serves concurrently as Secretary of State, said in the release. “It also recognizes the impact these organizations have on economic growth and job creation.”
A trio of organizations in Ocean County also received grants:
Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc. received $17,428, the Ocean County Historical Society was granted $15,000 and the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission received $13,056, according to the release.
The full list of grant recipients is below.
Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs
Friends of the Hermitage, Inc.
Mahwah Museum Society, Inc.
Pascack Historical Society
Water Works Conservancy, Inc.
Alice Paul Institute
John Woolman Memorial Association
National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, NJ
Whitesbog Preservation Trust
Camden County Historical Society
Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.
Lawnside Historical Society, Inc.
Cape May County
Cape May County Division of Culture & Heritage
Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society
Historic Cold Spring Village
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
Bayshore Discovery Project
Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs
Historical Society of West Caldwell
Montclair Historical Society
Newark Public Library
Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Red Mill Museum Village
Hoboken Historical Museum
1719 William Trent House Association
Crossroads of the American Revolution Association
Genealogical Society of New Jersey
Historical Society of Princeton
Howell Living History Farm
Lawrence Historical Society
Mercer County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Old Barracks Association
Preservation New Jersey, Inc.
Trent House Association
Trenton Historical Society
Edison Memorial Tower Corporation
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives
Thomas A. Edison Papers
Historical Society of Ocean Grove
Monmouth County Historical Association
Canal Society of New Jersey
Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission
Jewish Historical Society of Metrowest
Morris County Heritage Commission
Morris County Historical Society
Morristown & Morris Township Public Library
Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
Roxbury Historic Trust
Save Ellis Island, Inc.
Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc.
Ocean County Historical Society
Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission
American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark
Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council
Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Salem County Historical Society
Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House
Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History
Cranford Historical Society
Kenilworth Historical Society Incorporated
Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association
Plainfield Public Library
Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs