ELIZABETH, NJ – The Historical Society of Elizabeth was one of 16 organizations to receive a 2017 Union County History Grant, made possible from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State and administered by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
The Historical Society of Elizabeth will use $2,000.00 for research and media production staffed by students from Kean University and New Jersey Institute of Technology. A total of $22,000 was distributed to the recipients throughout the county.
“This grant program gives us the opportunity to help local non-profit groups develop and present important history programs or projects to a wide-ranging audience,’’ said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.
The other 2017 grant recipients:
The Clark Library
Fanwood-Scotch Plains for the Frazel House.
The Garwood Historical Committee
The Hillside Public Library
The Historical Society of Plainfield
Merchants and Drovers Tavern in Rahway
The Mountainside Historical Preservation Committee
The New Providence Historical Society
The Old First Historic Trust
The Reeves-Reed Arboretum of Summit
The African-American Heritage and Learning Center in Rahway
The Fortnightly Club of Summit
The Union County Historical Society
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
the Westfield Historical Society
Organizations interested in learning more about the History Grant Program or other programs and services should contact the Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone: 908-558-2550. Relay users dial 711. Or E-mail: