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Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission receives $15,000 grant award

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission was awarded a 2023 Action Grant, from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) in the amount of $15,000, to support content creation and revision for the website.

NJCH awarded a total of $272,408 in grant funding to 22 organizations across the state for the Spring 2023. The Action Grant helps organizations implement a wide array of humanities-based projects, including public programs, exhibitions, installations, tours, and discussion groups.

The County Cultural & Heritage Commission will use the money to help offset the costs associated with the maintenance and expansion of the interactive ADA-compliant website.

This website is connected to an interactive mapping app that provides local historical information for visitors and residents.

Board of Commissioners Deputy Director Jeff Kuhl, who serves as liaison to the County’s Cultural and Heritage Commission, said, “I want to congratulate the Cultural & Heritage Commission on being the recipient of these grant funds. This money will be put to immediate work, expanding, and upgrading the markers associated with”

Currently, 173 historic markers have been placed throughout Hunterdon County, funds will assist in the complete review, organization, and update of approximately 40 of these markers. Visitors can access a detailed narrative, beyond a few sentences on a historic marker, by simply scanning the QR code or entering the URL from the marker, which will bring you to the website.

Additional upgrades to, include updating events and locations relevant to the American Revolution, which are timed to coincide with the recent 250th anniversary of American Independence.

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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