Current cohort to present work at showcase on April 26
(Camden, NJ) – Five local organizations have been accepted into the next cohort of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities’ Community History Program. In the program, participating organizations work closely with their communities to learn about and share their untold stories. They receive instruction on public history practices, develop projects in a collaborative environment, and receive $4,000 in funding from NJCH to launch their projects.
The new cohort includes: Haddonfield Public Library, Indian American Club, Preserve Shady Rest Committee, Union Public Library, and Washington Township Public Library.
Each organization is currently developing a project with funding from NJCH and guidance from public history experts Gigi Naglak and Cristen Piatnochka. The Community History program is in its third year of existence, having helped more than a dozen New Jersey organizations capture, preserve, and present untold stories of their communities.
The program’s current cohort will give public presentations of their work on April 26 at 1:30 p.m. The presentations will be given virtually as part of the program’s showcase event. Presenting organizations include: Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Arts Guild New Jersey, The FAF Coalition, Historic Paulus Hook Association, Wanaque Public Library, and Willingboro Community Development Corporation.
To learn more about the Community History Program, RSVP for the showcase, and view profiles of prior participants, visit https://njhumanities.org/programs/community-history/.