Revolution NJ Resources

REVOLUTION NJ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

  • A Bundle of Silences: Reimagining Interpretive Approaches to the Past Youtube Playlist
  • A Bundle of Silences: Reimagining Interpretive Approaches to the Past Overview – a series of seven pre-recorded webinars that pull together scholars from across the nation to explore key aspects of the American Revolution, as identified in Revolution NJ’s Interpretive Framework. In these seven 30-minute videos, viewers will be introduced to the broader context and discussions surrounding each of the themes. In addition to this introductory overview, each webinar will have several case studies that demonstrate how using a particular theme can help develop a nuanced interpretation of the past.
  • January 2022 Big Ideas Session: What is the American Revolution?The program provided an overview of the American Revolution and current approaches to studying it. Speakers included Dr. Lucia McMahon, Professor and Chair of History, William Paterson University, and Dr. LaGarret King, Associate Professor of Black History and Social Studies Education and the Director of the Center for K-12 Black History and Racial Literacy Education, University at Buffalo. The conversation was moderated by Todd Braisted, Author, Journal of the American Revolution.

 

REVOLUTION NJ STRATEGIC & INTERPRETIVE FRAMEWORK

 

RESOURCES FOR NEW JERSEY REVOLUTIONARY HERITAGE SITES

 

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
Visit the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) grants website to learn more about grant opportunities throughout the year. Upcoming opportunities include:

  • Project Grants (March 2022)
  • General Operating Grants (March 2022)
  • Second Round of Covid Grants (Q2/Q3 2022)
  • County History Partnership Program (CHPP) (Every year, in late summer) Check this chart for contact information on the administrator for your county.

The National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program supports community-driven stewardship of historic resources through four grant programs with deadlines throughout the year. Read more on the ABPP website.

 

CROSSROADS SITE AND VISITOR READINESS ASSESSMENT REPORTS

Crossroads commissioned a team of historic architects; cultural resources consultants; and destination development, strategic planning and tourism marketing architects to assess the needs to prepare New Jersey’s Revolutionary-era historic sites for increased visitorship during the nation’s 250th anniversary. The team included Clarke Caton Hintz, Hunter Research and Hargrove International.

Their findings were presented at Crossroads’ April 21, 2020 Annual Meeting and are available below:

The legislation establishing the Revolution NJ directed the partnership to investigate the establishment of a State visitor center. The initial visitor readiness assessment identified Trenton as the most feasible and highest impact location for the center. Crossroads commissioned a second study in 2021 led by Clarke Caton Hintz to identify and recommend potential property sites within Trenton for this facility and propose a design concept. The team included GWWO Architects and Hargrove International. Download the report here.

In 2021, Crossroads commissioned Hargrove International to provide an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges to establishing New Jersey as an American Revolution heritage tourism destination, with a focus on identifying sites that could form a potential core. Download the report here.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES 

 

Crossroads of the American Revolution contacts:

Janice Selinger, Executive Director
609-341-3245
[email protected]

Sue Kaufmann, Communications Director
908-514-8181
[email protected]

General Questions: [email protected]

NJ Historical Commission contacts:

Sara Cureton, Executive Director
609-943-3306
[email protected]

Marc Lorenc, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

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