Revolution NJ Resources

REVOLUTION NJ STRATEGIC & INTERPRETIVE FRAMEWORK

Strategic & Interpretive Framework Session Replay on Youtube

Strategic Framework Executive Summary
Strategic Framework Full Document
Interpretive Framework One-Pager
Interpretive Framework Full Document

 

RESOURCES FOR NEW JERSEY REVOLUTIONARY HERITAGE SITES

Heritage Tourism & Revolutionary War Sites — 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.
NJ Historical Commission Toolkit: Serving Audiences in New Ways
NJ Historical Commission Toolkit: Best Practices, Understanding Audiences
NJ African American History Resources for the American Revolution (from the NJEA website)
Made By Us – an initiative to inspire, inform and empower Millennials and Gen Z as they shape our country’s future. Made By Us draws from hundreds of history institutions nationally to provide expertise, resources and deep connection to a fuller, more inclusive U.S. history from a multitude of voices.
Creating a Linger Longer Experience – Crossroads workshop with resources historic sites can use to encourage visitors to extend their stay and explore.

 

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

  • Diversity Equity Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI) Grant (December 2021)
  • 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 REPORT

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:

 

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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