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In November, 2014, NJ voters overwhelmingly approved a change to the state constitution that provided a stable source of funding for open space and historic preservation by drawing funds from the Corporate Business Tax. Unfortunately the legislation currently being drafted to implement the program, would virtually drive the New Jersey Historic Trust out of business. The imminent disappearance of the NJ Historic Trust and its funding for historic preservation capital projects is not what I voted for in November, and I don’t think it’s what you thought you voted for either. Please reach out to your state assemblyman and state senator.


The themes of Innovation, Diversity and Liberty, help frame New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.

The world has been reshaped again and again by people from and things created in New Jersey. From Edison’s light bulb, to the Atlantic City boardwalk, to the first intercollegiate football game, to Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, New Jersey’s innovations and innovators have had an impact around the nation and around the world.

Go to officialnj350.com and become a part of New Jersey 350.

About the Advocates for New Jersey History

The Advocates for New Jersey History was founded in the early 1990's as a friends organization for the New Jersey Historical Commission. But within a few years the members became aware of two important considerations: first, that one of the major accomplishments of the Historical Commission had been to create and bring into awareness a history community statewide; and second, that no one state agency could survive and thrive unless and until the entire history community grew and throve.

From the mid 1990's on, the Advocates for New Jersey History has sought to build awareness of the public history activities in the state, to increase support for high quality, responsive and professional state and private agencies engaged in public history, to advocate for public support for historical agencies, and to serve on public history and history education, heritage tourism, and historic preservation.

Membership is open to all concerned citizens who wish to join in the effort to give New Jersey a pride in its past, to celebrate the contributions of all peoples to the development of this state and nation, to encourage the researching and writing of New Jersey history, and to stimulate support for the public and private institutions, agencies and resources engaged in public history, education and preservation.

Cate Litvack, President
Advocates for New Jersey History

Download Advocates for NJ History FY’12 Budget Talking Points
Developed March 14, 2011