Middlesex County is dedicated to community education about the value of our historical heritage.
History Services actively encourages heritage preservation, supports historic research, and interprets and presents information and objects of historic importance. In order to support and further these goals, Middlesex County is pleased to offer several services to its community.
Grants are available annually to support Middlesex County-based
historic sites, museums, libraries, preservation groups, historical societies
and other community organizations for projects and initiatives relating to New
Jersey’s rich history. Past projects include public programs, publications,
oral histories, and conservation. For more information, please see the
application guidelines available below. History Grants are made possible by funding from the
Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical
Commission/Department of State.
Workshops and Programs
Middlesex County presents several professional
development workshops each year. The county engages professional experts in
various areas of cultural management. These consultants offer their expertise
for hands-on training, with the benefit of strengthening the infrastructure of
local, not-for-profit organizations.
Past topics have included: Grant writing, Board Development, Social
Media use and the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). In addition, free historical lectures are offered in Piscataway,
Monroe, Edison, and other locations in Middlesex County. Past topics have
included American Indian history and African American History. Click here to view a sample of past grant-funded programs
Art History Preservation Lending Library
A comprehensive lending library is available for loan or reference, consisting of over 2,000 publications. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 732-745-4489.
An extensive listing of individual artists, arts
organizations, history-based organizations, and venues all based in Middlesex