250th Updates

Replay of October 2 Quarterly 250th Update Meeting available

The fall update on New Jersey’s planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States was held on October 2 at the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse in Flemington. View the presentation on YouTube.

Topics covered during this session with the New Jersey Historical Commission and Crossroads include the latest on the upcoming survey of social studies curricula, the Revolutionary-era site survey, national 250th efforts and more.

Mark your calendars for the next quarterly update: we’ve scheduled the session for January 8 at 12:30 p.m., on Go To Meeting only. Join us from the comfort of your home or office! We’ll announce participation details in December.

 

Replay of July 24 Quarterly 250th Update Meeting available

Learn the latest developments on New Jersey’s planning for the 250th anniversary of the United States. The July 24 session at the Camden County Historical Society is now available on You Tube here.

Crossroads Executive Director Janice Selinger and New Jersey Historical Commission Executive Director Sara Cureton share updates on national planning, New Jersey’s site assessment project, listening sessions and more.

 

Heritage Tourism presentation available

Heritage Tourism expert Cheryl Hargrove, president/owner of HTC Partners, led two interactive workshops on heritage tourism trends in conjunction with the 250th historic site assessment project. During the sessions, held in Hammonton and Morristown, Hargrove shared findings on the demographics, needs and interests of heritage travelers, as well as ways historic sites can attract these potential guests and encourage repeat visits.

Clarke Caton Hintz principal John Hatch joined Hargrove in sharing more information on the site assessment process being conducted by the CCH/Hunter Associates/Hargrove team.

For more information, download the Crossroads Heritage Tourism Workshop presentation.

Additionally, interested parties are invited to download the list of New Jersey Revolutionary Historic Sites  being visited by the assessment team.

250th planning update announces Site Assessment team, progress on initiatives

Members of the Revolutionary heritage community met at Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown on April 30 for a quarterly update on plans for New Jersey’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American independence.

New Jersey Historical Commission Executive Director Sara Cureton and Crossroads Executive Director Janice Selinger updated the assembled group on developments since the January session. Key points were the appointment of Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission and the selection of the Clarke Caton Hintz/Hunter Associates/HTC Partners team to perform readiness assessments of the state’s Revolutionary heritage sites. Plans are also in the works to form a 250th Campaign Committee to raise the substantial funds needed to prepare our historic sites to welcome more visitors.

For more information, download the presentation .

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