Allaire Village Receives Grant From State Historical Commission

Living history museum among 75 recipients of more than $2 million in grants

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

Absecon Lighthouse/IPPA



Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs



South Jersey Cultural Alliance






Bergen County



Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs



Friends of the Hermitage, Inc.



Mahwah Museum Society, Inc.



Pascack Historical Society



Water Works Conservancy, Inc.






Burlington County


Alice Paul Institute



John Woolman Memorial Association



National Society of the Colonial Dames in America, NJ



Roebling Museum



Whitesbog Preservation Trust




Camden County



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




Cumberland County



Bayshore Discovery Project



Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission



Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center




Essex County

Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs



Historical Society of West Caldwell



Montclair Historical Society



Newark Public Library




Gloucester County



Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission




Hunterdon County



Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission



Red Mill Museum Village




Hudson County



Hoboken Historical Museum




Mercer County



1719 William Trent House Association



Crossroads of the American Revolution Association



Genealogical Society of New Jersey



Historic Morven



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




Middlesex County



Edison Memorial Tower Corporation



Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission



Rutgers University, Special Collections and University Archives



Thomas A. Edison Papers




Monmouth County



Allaire Village



Historical Society of Ocean Grove



Monmouth County Historical Association




Morris County



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









Ocean County



Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum, Inc.

(Tuckerton Seaport)



Ocean County Historical Society



Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission




Passaic County



American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark



Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council




Salem County



Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission



Salem County Historical Society




Somerset County



Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House




Sussex County



Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History


Union County



Cranford Historical Society



Kenilworth Historical Society Incorporated



Merchants & Drovers Tavern Museum Association



Plainfield Public Library



Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs



abe July 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM


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