The Alliance Heritage Center Receives Grant to Preserve Jewish Farming History

The Alliance Heritage Center at Stockton University will use grant funds to establish a public digital database of its collection documenting the history of Jewish farming in southern New Jersey.

The Alliance Heritage Center was awarded $24,500 from the New Jersey Historical Commission, which awarded more than $300,000 to 14 organizations across the state to explore under-represented history. The funds are part of New Jersey’s Inclusive History Grant Program (IHGP), which was created to help commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.

According to Stockton University, the goal of the Alliance Heritage Center is to preserve the history of the first successful Jewish farming village in the United States, the Alliance Colony in Pittsgrove Township, Salem County. The center will use the grant to support a one-year project to create a public digital database to house its collections and to develop interactive virtual exhibits with the help of Stockton University students.

For more information on the Alliance Heritage Center and its digital database on the history of Jewish farming in southern New Jersey, click here.