Grants will be used for assessment and interpretation of thirty three historic sites across the Garden State, including libraries, fire stations, private residences, and historic districts.
The Public Scholars Project will hold free, public, one- to two-hour events in nine of New Jersey’s twelve congressional districts.
Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow examines the period following the Civil War as the nation’s black community struggled to be recognized as full citizens.
Lewis was a nationally renowned scholar of Colonial and Early American history and a member of the Rutgers community since 1977. She became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers-Newark in 2013.
The archives is now located at Fifth and Spring Garden Streets, within the new, 70,000 square foot Yards Brewing Co. complex.
Those who worked with Silman say he will be long remembered for his innovative and daring solutions to seemingly impossible engineering problems.
The grants will support the renovation of the 1928 main building to create ten new galleries for the display and interpretation of the museum’s Early American Art collection.
The grants, funded by a portion of the state Hotel/Motel Tax, are earmarked for projects, general operational support, or county historic partnership programs.
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington will use the grant to design and construct a new museum, as well as to relocate and renovate a historic synagogue.
The one-room schoolhouse was built in 1897 for the growing student population of the rural Sussex County community, which is just north of the state’s southern border with Maryland.