Explore Local History At Archives And History Day

Photo courtesy Monmouth County Clerk’s Office

  MONMOUTH COUNTY – Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon is inviting all historical organizations in New Jersey to be a part of this year’s Archives and History Day.

  The big event will take place on October 2 at Brookdale Community College’s Collins Arena in Lincroft.

  “The Monmouth County Archives Division of the County Clerk’s Office is looking forward to hosting its Annual Archives and History Day, which celebrates local history,” Hanlon said. “This year’s Archives and History Day will take place at a new location, the Collins Arena at Brookdale Community College. The event will focus on Monmouth County’s response when faced with adversity and during times of crisis, and will feature an accompanying exhibit and presentations.”

  The event will feature over 50 local and state history organizations with displays on topics relating to New Jersey history. It is expected to bring in more than 300 visitors and Hanlon is making sure all local historical organizations can participate in this major exhibit.

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  “Archives and History Day provides the opportunity for local archives, historical societies and museums, and other history-based organizations to connect with the public,” Monmouth County Archivist Julia Telonidis said. “These organizations will have the opportunity to showcase their efforts to preserve local history and educate the public about Monmouth County’s and New Jersey’s fascinating past.”

  There will be multiple awards presented at the event such as the M. Claire French Award for Leadership in Historic Preservation and the Jane G. Clayton Award. In addition, a keynote address related to the Archives’ exhibit, “Facing Adversity: Monmouth Responds in Times of Crisis” will be delivered.

  For more information on participating and to sign up for an exhibitor table, visit the Monmouth County Clerk’s Archives Division website at MonmouthCountyClerk.com/Archives or contact the Monmouth County Archives at 732-308-3771 or email to Shelagh.Reilly@co.monmouth.nj.us.