Building a Place for History
Howard Green started Public History Partners in 2005, after he left the New Jersey Historical Commission, where he was director of research for two decades. A partial list of PHP’s clients includes: the Army Corps of Engineers, the Historical Society of Princeton, the Save Ellis Island Foundation, the Hackensack Water Works Conservancy, the VNA Health Group, the New Jersey Historic Trust, the Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, and the Union League of Philadelphia. The author of numerous publications in the fields of New Jersey, public, and oral history, Green’s book Words That Make New Jersey History has been widely used in colleges and some high schools. A former president of the national Oral History Association, Green’s oral history experience is vast, extending to once having interviewed a group of men who worked with Thomas A. Edison. Howard served for roughly twenty years on the New Jersey Historic Sites Review Board, including as its chair for a period. He was also a member of Preservation New Jersey’s executive board for a number of years, and, with Debbie Kelly, helped start its 10-Most Endangered Sites program.