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Hunterdon County Commissioners authorize $40K in County History Partnership Program grant awards

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Commissioner Board recently awarded $40,000 in County History Partnership Program (CHPP), grant awards to a variety of organizations throughout the County at the recommendation of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

Commissioner Board Deputy Director Jeff Kuhl, who serves as liaison to the Department of Planning and Land Use said, “These important grant funds are essential to our local nonprofits and municipalities in their ongoing efforts aimed at historical preservation and educational outreach.”

Natalie Zaman, who serves as Executive Director of the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Division said, “County Cultural & Heritage staff applies to the New Jersey Historical Commission for funding to support local history through the County History Partnership Program (CHPP) grant. Local nonprofit organizations and municipalities are then invited apply for these funds for either general operating or history project support. The application process is competitive.”

The 2023 grant recipients include:

  • The Lambertville Historical Society
  • Musconetcong Watershed Association
  • Delaware River Mill Society
  • Hunterdon County Historical Society, Readington Museums
  • The 1759 Vought House

Commissioner Susan J. Soloway, who serves as co-liaison to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism said, “Hunterdon County has a rich history and is home to many significant sites including the Clinton Red Mill and numerous historic taverns and inns. Highlighting our historical assets has been a key element of the Explore Hunterdon initiative that was launched by the Commissioner Board.”

“As a lifelong County resident, I want to ensure that we preserve our historic sites and keep them vibrant for future generations of County residents and visitors,” Deputy Director Kuhl said.

For more information on the County History Partnership Program, contact the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Division at 908-237-2010.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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